Maruti Temple (Mala – Panjim, Goa)

The Maruthi Temple at Mala Panjim is one of the most beautiful temples in Panjim. It is said that the idol of Maruthi in the main temple can be seen even from the main road, thorough an opening in the basement wall of the temple. It looks very beautiful with the light on at night. It is dedicated to lord Hanuman, the monkey god and enshrines Lord Hanuman as the presiding deity.

Near the Maruti temple on the southern edge of Fontainhas, the Fontainhas of Phoenix spring is situated from which it derives its name. This spring has three tanks where water collects from the mountain before flowing into a reservoir. It was once the lifeline of the area and even today it is in use.