Maha Lakshmi Temple, Bandora

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A famous abode of Goddess Mahalakshmi in Goa.

As is in the case of many Hindu temple in Goa this one also suffered much from the Portuguese vandalism; but some how it withstood that.

Legend is associated with Lord Parasuram. Accordingly, he invited Brahmins from Bihar region to settle at this part of the country to carry on Vedic rituals in the area. Those Brahmins who came here carried their Kuladevata or family deity along with them and started worshiping their family deities at their place of migration too. Goddess Mahalakshmi of this temple is one among those family deities of those Brahmins whom were known as Gowda Saraswat Brahmins later on.

This is one of the six sacred temples of Gowda Saraswat Brahmins, now spread accross the World. The other five temples are Sri saptakotishwar, Sri Mahalasa, Sri Nageswar, Sri Mangesh and Sri Shantadurga temples spread across the present State of Goa.

Sri Nagesh temple is only half kilometers from this temple.

Temple is about 27 kilometers from Panaji- the State Capital.


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