Imp. Deities of Goa
Posted by navadurga on May 6, 2009
IMPORTANT DEITIES OF GOA
( Ref : Goa : Hindu Temples & Deities by Rui Gomes Pereira ,1978 ,Pages iii,31 to 36)
As per the book , following deities find importance in Goa and are worshipped by many , including GSBs and others:
Brahma (God of Creator)
Temple at Carambolim of Ilhas which was transferred to Chandidogrem of Satari taluka
Saraswati or Sharada 😦 Goddess of knowlegde)
Only one temple at Verem , Bardez
is the most venerated God in Goa.
A great no. of temples of Shiva are under the invocation of Ishwara for e.g Saptakoteshwar , Kapileshwar ,Kudneshwar,Mangesh or Manguirish , Nagesh or Nagnath , Mahadev Malikarjuna,Nirakar,Nilkanth,Bhalchandra,Gangadhar,Shambhu,Sadashiv,Shankar,Bhutnatha,Kashinatha,Trimbak, & Mahesh.
Shiva is symbolised by “Linga”.
Parvati : (Shakti of Shiva)
Parvati is the shakti of Shiva and like him , greatly venerated under several invocations as the goddess of peace (Shantadurga or Santeri).She is invoked under the names of Uma ,Bhavani,Navadurga ,Vijayadurga,Mahamaya,Bhagvati,Mahishasurmardini,Chamunda,Asthabhuja etc.The goddess Kali is also Parvati.
Vishnu is the god who is also most venerated under various invocations of Vitthal,Damodar,Vithoba,Narayan,Ananta,Madhava,Atchuta,Hari,Pundalik,Pandurang , etc…
There are also his temples under the invocations of his incarnations or “Avatars” like Narsimha,Vaman, Parshuram,Rama & Krishna.
Vishnu is symbolised by “Shaligram”.
Lakshmi(Goddess of Wealth)
is the shakti of Vishnu and is venerated by names like Mahalakshmi,Mhalsa,Gajan-Lakshmi , Kamaksha, etc.
Other deities :
The other deities which as regards veneration find themselves on par with the above referred deities are the following :
LIST OF SOME TEMPLES IN GOA
Lord Shiva Temples (including Kalbhairav,Vetal)
Mangesh-Priol, Nagesh-Bandiwade,Rudreshwar-Harvalem,Saptakoteshwar-Narve,Gomanteshwar-Brahmapuri,Kudneshwar-Kudne,Dhareshwar-Dhargal,Bhutnath-Astasahaar,Somnath-Dabhal,Kalnath-Kaal,Siddheshwar-Khurl,Chandreshwar-Parole,Kurpeshwar-Kurpe,Kapileshwar-Kaale,Someshwar-Kurdi,Sapteshwar-Mandre,Kamleshwar-Korgaon,Moleshwar-Riwan,Ramnath-Bandiwade & Astagrahar & Talawade,Nagnath-Naikini,Siddhanath-Astagrahaar
Mallikarjun at- Sange,Astagrahaar,Gaon Dongre,Cancone
Mahadev at – Sankorde,Kudchade,Mulay,Parode,Pisurle,Kakorde
Kalbhairav- Dhargal, Ramnathi
Lord Vishnu Temples (including ShriRam,Shri Vitthal,Parshuram,LakshmiNrusihma)
Damodar at – Jhambavli, Lolaye
Laxminarayan- Narve & Mhapsa & Shivolim
Vitthal-Rakhumai at – Sankhalim, Mulgaon,Sangem,Mhapse,Kaamurli,Madgaon
ShriRamSita at – Dongri(Mandoor),Pilgaon,Colval
Venkatesh at- Nanivade
Navadurga at – Madkaim,Kundaim,Borim,Pali,Poinguin,Surla,Adkolna,Banastari
Shantadurga at – Kavale,Astagrahaar,Mandrem,Kunkalikarin,Mashel,Phatarpa,Pirna,Sankhalim,Chimulkarin at Mashel,Advalpal,Borde,Kaalapur,Pilgaon,Balli,Vanode,Khandepar,Vagurve,Dhargal,Tivre,Kerim,Gothan,Sankhwal,Aamone
Mauli at – Torse,Menkure,Warkhond
Mahalakshmi at – Bandiwade,Panaji
Bhagwati at – Tuye,Pedne,Mashel,Khandole
Mahalasa at – Mhardol, Verne
Mhamayi at- Astagrahaar, Kalamba
Sateri at – Madgaon,Aalorne,Vinode,Parol,Lathwarse,Khorli-Mhapse
Bhumika at – Chopde,Pariye,Paalihe,Saale,Mandre
Morja Devi- Morji,Pedne