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Chandreshwar Bhootnath Quepem Goa

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Chandreshwar Bhootnath temple is one of the famous religious tourist side in Goa. The place is located on the road of Quepen which is around 14 kms from Margao. Situated on Chandranath hill, Chandreshwar Bhootnath temple is about 350 meters high and is dedicated to an incarnation of Shiva, the Lord of the Moon.

The Chandreshwar Bhootnath temple is associated with the Bhoja dynasty who were the rulers of the region till 8th century and in fact they named the region Chandrapur after the deity.  

Various pilgrims arrive at the main entrance of the temple for the darshan of the Chandrapur deity. Inside the temples inner sanctum, a shivalinga is made out of natural rock. It is place in such a way the it get bathed in moonlight on the full moon day. All around the temple, there are small rock crabs infested. 

There is a small temple at the next door dedicated to Chandreshwar’s attended deity, Bhootnath who is said to be the Lord of ghosts. The temple’s ancient chariot is known for its amazing wood carvings. Every Monday, a palanquin possession of the deity is organized where food is offered to the devotees. The festivals that are celebrated at the temple include Mahashivratri, Dushera and five days Hanuman Jayanti. Though the temple is visited by large number of devotees throughout the year, it remains much crowded during these festivals.

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