Brahma Karmali Temple Goa

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History
It is interesting to note the etymological roots of this place name Brahma Karmali. It is also interesting to note the origins of this Brahma temple. Brahma Karmali is so named after the lovely Karmali or Carambolim village in the Tiswadi Taluka close to Khorlim, Old Goa area is famous the world over for her ‘Karmallem Tallem’ .┬áThe temple dates back to the 5th century. The presiding deity is Lord Brahma stands tall and elegant. He blesses all those who come to see him. He is Brahma the Supreme Creator of the Universe according to the Hindu pantheon .Standing on a beautifully carved typically Kadamba pedestal in the silence of the hamlet named after Him that is Brahma Karmali. Brahma Karmali is situated near Valpoi the taluka headquarters of Sattari. The hamlet and temple of Karmali is seven kilometres from Valpoi and lies in the village of Nagargaon also known as Chandrigram. The beautifully chiseled out image of Brahma is dated to the Kadamba period and belongs to the 12th century AD. The supreme creator is housed in a simple temple known as Brahmadeva Devastan Brahma Karmali. It is interesting to note the etymological roots of this place name Brahma Karmali. It is also interesting to note the origins of this Brahma temple. Brahma Karmali is so named after the lovely Karmali or Carambolim village in the Tiswadi Taluka close to Khorlim, Old Goa area is famous the world over for her ‘Karmallem Tallem’ (Carambolim Lake) visited by varied migratory birds from the world all over.

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