Shree Mahalaxmi Prasanna

Currently Open [Closes at 08:30 pm]
  • Address: Situated next to Mushtifund Saunthan Panaji, Dada Vaidhya Road, Panaji, Goa 403001, India
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 08:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-8322422410
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

The portuguese were in Goa for 300 years before they would allow the construction of a Hindu temple in 1818. They dedicated to the goddess of wealth. This temple has only one other real claim to fame. In the 16th century, after the Portuguese invaded, the idol of this deity was transported and hidden secretly in various places. Today the temple is popular with the locals during festivals such as Dussera and Mahashivratri and also Navaratri and Chaitra Purnima.

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  • Shree Mahalaxmi Prasanna Address: Situated next to Mushtifund Saunthan Panaji, Dada Vaidhya Road, Panaji, Goa 403001, India
  • Shree Mahalaxmi Prasanna Contact Number: +91-8322422410
  • Shree Mahalaxmi Prasanna Timing: 08:00 am - 08:30 pm
  • Shree Mahalaxmi Prasanna Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Shree Mahalaxmi Prasanna(preferred time): 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Shree Mahalaxmi Prasanna: 00:30 Mins
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  • 3.69% of people who visit Panaji include Shree Mahalaxmi Prasanna in their plan

  • 53.85% of people start their Shree Mahalaxmi Prasanna visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Shree Mahalaxmi Prasanna

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shree Mahalaxmi Prasanna

People normally club together Vainguinim Beach and Our Lady Of The Immaculate Conception Church while planning their visit to Shree Mahalaxmi Prasanna.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • A serene n calm place for worship

  • The Shri Mahalaxmi temple is situated at Bandora which is 4kms. from Ponda. Shri Mahalaxmi is the presiding deity and it is considered the abode of the original Goddess of the Shakti cult. The Sabhamandap has a gallery of 18 images, out of 24 images of emanatory aspects of Bhagvata sect, which is considered one of the few galleries of wooden images of Vishnu in India. Under the Portuguese rule, Portuguese relations with Hindus were not so good. It was during early 19th century, Portuguese were so patient and co-operate with Hindus here in Bandora, that in order to be grateful, Hindus built here a temple called "Mahalaxmi" as she is referred to as Goddess of peace. Hindus describes Mahalaxmi is a form of Mother of all Universes, who raised three super powers Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the destroyer. She is worshipped from many ages and by the 8th century many of their ancestor Hindu leaders adopted her. This temple is built in the hollows of valley; the description of this temple goes this way, it has a small arched entrance at the one end with naubat khana placed on the up and further to this is a village. Two sides are kept open, in a miscellany of separate shrine parivar devatas are place displaying in the courtyard, with a simple plastered covering in a red colour. On the entrance of this main building there is a domed octagonal temple tower place with very rare two domes having the look of flattened which is something attractive, the main towers truncated dome is kept higher with huge lantern. This floor has new hall designed for dance and musical activities keeping in mind with festivals. Every side of mandapa's entrance is designed with the arts of Hanuman who is known God of Monkey and Garoda Vishnu's vehicle, half eagle half man and the doors are magnificently carved in wood placed with Ganesh on them. A dynamic silver arched doorway which takes you from pillared hall to sanctuary, the best part is the creation of twenty four wooden panels painted lightly, thus displaying the pictures of Bhagvata Puran along with the story of Lord Krishna and Vishnu's eighth incarnation. The actual main temple of Mahalaxmi is situated in Kolhapur one of Maharashtra's state which is nearly 150 km away from Goa to the north. The image of Mahalakshmi has a close resemblance to that of Mahalakshmi at Kolhapur, the main centre of worship. Her special feature is that she wears a linga on her head and is considered a peaceful or Satvik form of the Devi. The Goddess Mahalakshmi was worshipped by the Shilahara rulers (750-1030 A. D.) and the early Kadamba Kings of Goa.

  • Well Maintained and powerful temple

  • In centre of capital city, Panjim, there exists a temple of goddesses Mahalaxmi and other blessings the people living here.

  • Perfect place for peace

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