Shri Mangesh Devasthan Goa

Mangueshi Temple

Shri Mangueshi temple (श्री मंगेशी मंदीर) is located at Mangeshi, and a must visit spot for all visitors to Goa. The temple is dedicated to Lord Mangueshi, an incarnation of Shiva. Lord Mangueshi is a kuldevta (family deity) of many GSB across the world. He is also referred to as Saib (The Lord of Goa).

Lord Shiva’s temple at Kushasthal (present day Cortalim) was a place of pilgrimage till the Portuguese took over this part of Goa in 1560. Devotees moved the Shri Mangesh Shivalinga from Kutthal to a safer place under a Hindu prince, which now is known as Mangeshi.

Mangueshi Temple Goa

The present temple was built in 1890. In the temple compound is also the column of light, the Deepa stambha.

Also read: The origin of the name Shri Mangueshi









Panaji – 20 kms, Airport 36 kms, Madgaon 28 kms, Calangute 34 kms, Mapusa 33 kms, Ponda 7 kms. Nearest Railway Station:  Karmali 13 kms / 15 mins.

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