Shanta Durga Temple

Shanta Durga TempleThis temple is dedicated to the "Goddess of Peace". It is an unusual temple witha pagoda like structure and a roof made up of long slabs of stone. According to Hindu mythology, Godess Shanta Durga appeared in the midst of a duel between two other gods, Siva and Vishnu to separate the fighters. A temple dedicated to Shanta Durga was originally built at Keloshi in the Mormugao taluka, but was badly damaged by the Portuguese in 1567. As a result, a new temple was built in 1740.

Picture courtesy of Tarun Krishnamurty