Bandora Shri Mahalaxmi Temple




Mahalaxmi temple is located at Bandora, Ponda, Goa. Shri Mahalaxmi is the presiding deity. This Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu’s consort Mahalaxmi. The temple is considered as the abode of the original Goddess of the Shakti cult and its unique feature is that the Devi wears linga on her head. The temple has a modern structure. The facade is a beautifully decorated arch and entrance with sculptures of two elephants around the outer spire. Facing the facade is a black stone deepasthamba next to another deepasthamba bearing the temple colour.
Navaratri is celebrated grandly here. Other festivals celebrated are Shri Ram Navami, Shri Mahalakshmi Pratishthapana Day in Vaishakha and Maha Shivaratri Festival in the month of Magha. The main idol of the Goddess Mahalaxmi is also taken out during the festival of Mahashivratri, on a chariot carried on the shoulders of devotees.

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