Mahalsa temple mardol goa - india

Mahalsa Temple Mardol - Goa

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Mahalsa temple or Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple and is dedicated to the Goddess Mahalasa, Mohini Actar of Hindu God Vishnu. The temple is locate at Mardol in Ponda which is about 19 kms from the Margao city in Goa. Well known amongst the tourist, Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and security is the presiding deity in the temple. The deity was earlier located at a temple in the Salcete taluka. However, in the 16th century, the troops of Adil Shah attacked the temple and destroyed it. The deity though was rescued and moved to its present location. 

The temple is famous for its Brass Lamp tower which is 40 feet in height & with 21 rings of fifty small lamps. They all were lit during the annual festival day of Jatra. It also has huge wooden pillars, a silver doorway and a huge brass bell that does not ring.

The inner wall of the temple is carved with 10 incarnation od Lord Vishnu that are painted splendidly. Talking about the surroundings of the temple, it is all serene. There is also an ancient water tank behind Mahalsa Temple. 

Apart from Jatra, there are two other festivals that are celebrated at the temple, one is the Jaiyanchi Puja around the month of August and the Kojagiri Pornima just after the monsoon on the full moon day. Also, every Sunday the goddess is take for a ride around the temple in palanquin decorated with beautiful flower and drapes. 

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