Shri Mahadev Temple Goa, Tambdi Surla

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The outstanding architecture of the Temples of India is world-famous. Many peoples visit here to witness and admire the unparalleled beauty of Indian heritage which is present in the form of Indian temples. Shri Mahadev Temple, Tambdi Surla, is one of those brilliantly structured temples in Goa.

Shri Mahadev Temple Goa intrigues the keenness of visitors and attracts them towards it. The second thing which highly allures the visitors and devotees to the Temple is the rich natural surroundings. The presence of a waterfall enhances the charm of this place and makes the view scenic.

Here are all the reasons that coerce the visitors and devotees to visit this ancient temple and seek the blessings of Shri Mahadev.

History of the Shri Mahadev Temple, Tambdi Surla

This Shaivite Temple was built in the 12th century and the architectural style that was used for the construction of this holy place is the Kadamba dynasty. Some other historians say that the temple was built by the king of the Yadav Dynasty, Ramchandra. Another story that is prevalent about the construction of this hidden temple is,” The Pandavas built this temple in a hurry and spent some time worshiping lord, Shiva.” They built the temple in a single night and left the temple incomplete. This construction was done by Pandavas during their exile.

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The architecture of the Shri Mahadev Temple Goa encourages people to visit here

Basalt stones are used to make this divine temple and the perfectly skilled craftsmen created beautiful carvings on these stones. The basalt rocks were brought from the Deccan plateau. It is believed that several temples were built by the Kadamba dynasty but the invaders attacked them and demolished them. But the Shiva temple of Tambdi Surla survived due to its location. It is located inside a dense forest where trees, animals, birds and insects are only accompanying the temple. You will find no shop near the temple.

If you talk about the interior of the Shiva temple,

  • There is a Grabhgriha, a pillared Mantapa and an antarala.
  • You can see a headless Nandi standing in the exact middle of the mantapa in front of the main deity, Shiva.
  • The walls, pillars and roof are embellished with beautiful sculptures and carvings.
  • Apart from the idol of lord Shiva, the cities can also see beautiful pictures of Bhagwan Vishnu and Brahma here.
  • The temple is east-facing so when the sun rises the golden rays of the sun fall on the Shivalinga and create a magical view to capture.
  • You can also see the symbol of the Kadamba Dynasty on the walls of the temple. This symbol represents an elephant crushing a horse.

The locals believe that a snake protects the temple and they have seen it near the idol of Shiva. Some local people also tell that one can see many snakes near the temples but they do not harm the visitors or devotees.

What are the nearby attractions of Shiva temple, Tambdi Surla?

  • The ancient temple is located inside the Bhagwan Mahavir national park hence it offers you the opportunity to explore the beauty of natural elements like different species of birds and animals and dense forests.
  • Another attractive feature of this place is the spellbinding waterfall known as Tambdi Surla waterfall. You can plan a Trek in Goa after gaining blessings from Lord Shiva. The lush green trek of this waterfall will give you an exceptional experience.
  • River Surla also flows a few distances away from the temple. Therefore you can say that visiting this temple is a complete tour package of rich natural surroundings.
  • The area is completely maintained and secured by the authority of ASI. You can sit here for hours and meditate and relax. This will give you the experience of sitting in the lap of nature. The ground area offers you a comfortable sitting as there is thick grass present on which you can sit. Though the grass becomes dry in the summer season it gets rejuvenated in the monsoon. season.
  • Outside of the temple area, you can find some stalls which provide you with refreshing things like tender coconut and juices.
  • The monkeys present at the location will make you excited for giving them edible things.
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How can you reach the Shri Mahadev temple Goa of Tambdi Surla?

As it is mentioned above that the temple is located inside the Bhagwan Mahavir wildlife sanctuary so you need to drive or take the help of a vehicle for going inside through the Bolkornem gate. The Panjim bus stand is at a distance of 65-67 kilometers from the Shiva temple, Tambdi Surla.

Address –  C7Q3+J27, Near Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary, Sanguem, Surla, Goa 403406

Due to its significance and hidden natural beauty, the ASI has taken this site under its control and named it a protected site. The organization gave a tag of Monument of National Importance in Goa. You should also book classy hotels in Goa or villas in Goa or a backpacker hostel beforehand so you don’t have any issues on the spot.

When you should visit this mesmerizing place?

People can come here and seek the blessings of Bhagwan Shiva in any month or season as it remains open throughout the year. But if you want to see the decoration of the Shiva temple, you must visit it here during the festive time of Mahashivaratri.

On the occasion of Maha Shivaratri people come here in bulk and enjoy the decoration, festive vibe and devotional Shiva Bhajans. This festival is celebrated here with great fanfare. Monsoon season is also a good time to visit this temple as the monsoon rejuvenates the beauty of nature here.

Timing for visiting the temple – You can visit the temple between 7:30 am to 5:30 pm every day.

Many hotels and stay options are available near the Tambdi Surla Mahadev temple in Sanguem. You can easily book a hotel according to your convenience and reach the temple in a short span. Outside of the ground, you can also see a parking area that has ample space for parking your vehicle. In the parking area, many shops provide the necessary items.

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