Mahalaxmi Temple, Panjim

4.5
#13 of 84 in Historic Sites in Goa
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
Devoted to the goddess of wealth, Mahalaxmi Temple was the first Hindu shrine built in Goa after 300 years of Portuguese rule. The colorful building with bright yellow and orange exterior was erected in 1818 and renovated in 1983. The original idol of the deity made of black stone was brought to Panaji from the village of Taleigao. Today it lies in a small box opposite the present-day representation of Mahalaxmi. The goddess is represented with four hands wearing a Shiva lingam on her head. Look for the sacred banyan tree where married women come to pray for the longevity of their husbands. The temple comes to life during the big religious holidays that take place in February, May, and October. Arrange to visit Mahalaxmi Temple and other attractions in Goa using our Goa trip itinerary planning site.
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  • Mahalaxmi temple is situated in the heart of the Panjim City. This around 200 years old temple has fascinating history, it is the first Hindu temple built in Goa with the contributions of devotees...  more »
  • a very old temple in panji dedicated to goddess mahalaxmi temple is exixtence since at least 1413 ..  more »
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  • Nice temple in the heart of Panjim city. There are also lord Ganesha's, Krishna,mahadev (shiva),Hanuman statues also.
  • Peaceful. Pice. Good place for meditation. Neat and Clean. I thank to the management.

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