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Shri Damodar Temple, South Goa

The Shri Damodar Mandir is a famous pilgrimage destination which is located at Zambaulim Village, south Goa district. This temple is situated just on the bank of the Kushawati River. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Actually, this original temple was located in Margaon city but Portuguese ruler destroyed this temple in 1565 due to this reason devotees move this temple to Zambaulim Village. Accommodations facilities are also available near of this temple at affordable rate. The temple organized "Shigmo" annual festival which celebrates by both religion people Hindu and Catholics.

Shri Damodar Temple, Goa is one of the most famous and architectural constructions in Goa. The same name River Damodar is found at Jharkhand and it is said that this is the only male river as all the other rivers are to be female versions in India. Now, if the Shri Damodar temple is to be believed then it stands on the banks of the River Kushawati and according to Hindus it is a river which has super healing power which helps to get rid of various ailments. The famous temple is dedicated to the Lord Damodar which is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The deity is said to be originally based in a temple where the Holy Church Spirit is located now-a-days in Margao and it is said to escape from the Portuguese inquisition in 1565 along with the temple getting destroyed and the Church got built at the same site. The local rulers who were the Mahajans from Madgaon shifted the local deities including Shri Damodar and provided the land for the construction of temples as well as Vatan which is being paid even for today. The temple belongs to GSB community (Gowda Sarswath Brahmins) and it also has the idol of Lakshmi Narayana inside the sanctum.

How can reach: This temple is placed at Zambaulim village which is just 22.0 KM distance from Margao city in south direction. Quepem is only 5.0 KM distance form Zambaulim village. Tourists can reach at temple via taxi, bike and bus from Margao city.

Nearest other tourist attractions: Our Lady Of Rosary Church, Rivona Spring, Natural Caves, Rivona Natural Cave, Palacio do Deao & Dragon Waterfall.

Nearest Accommodation: Peace Valley Resort & Spa (0832 667 1111), Joshua Fun Farm (Paradise Farm) (090967 79633), Best Western Peace Valley (0832 667 1111).

Weather Temperature

Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Low (℃) 19.6 20.5 23.2 25.6 26.3 24.7 24.1 24.0 23.8 23.8 22.3 20.6
Average High (℃) 31.6 31.5 32.0 33.0 33.0 30.3 28.9 28.8 29.5 31.6 32.8 32.4

Visit Information:-

Location: Zambaulim, South Goa

Address: Rivona VP, Zambaulim, Goa 403705

Contact Numbers: +91-832-2602380 / 2602525

Nearest Bus Stop: Zambaulim

Nearest Railway Station: Baali (15.9 KM)

Open Days: Every Day

Visit Timings: 5:30 am to 10.30 pm

Entry Fee (Ticket Price): FREE

Distance From:-

Dabolim Airport: 45.0 KM

Panjim City: 55.0 KM

Madgaon City: 22.0 KM