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“Mahalasa Temple”

Shri Mahalasa Temple
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Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation
Ranked #3 of 21 things to do in Ponda
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Mahalasa Temple”
Reviewed 2 December 2012

Lovely work of art....do stop by and visit! The five main 'Ganas' of the Goddess namely Grampurush, Bhagwati, Dadh, Simha Purush and Mhal Purush are also located within the same temple premises. Daily worship of all these deities is carried out before worshipping the main Goddess.

See the huge brass bell here, famous all over Goa, which does not have any ringer.

You can try out the simple but clean canteen run here.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Zenobia T
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Bangalore, India
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“Amazing Pooja”
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Its one of the place that you all need to see in this salted area. Lot of hindu people visit here for the blessing of mother MAHALAKSHMI. Its peaceful and Vibrant white to fill your eyes.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank Prasanna K
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“Shri Mahalsa Temple - very busy but worth a visit”
Reviewed 22 March 2012

Visited Shri Mahalasa during an afternoon tour of temples near Ponda. There are many and this is one of the most popular, with lots of Hindu worshippers throughout the day. A complete contrast to nearby Shri Naguesh, which was quiet and peaceful.
It's possible to take photos inside this temple, but only in the entrance chamber.

There are a several beautiful Hindu temples in the area around Ponda, so it's a worthwhile half-day tour to visit them if you hire a taxi. I had a local driver who was very helpful in suggesting which of them was best to visit. Here at Shri Mahalasa, he warned me of a well-known local guy who approaches you and starts telling you about the history of the temple. Not surprisingly, he's after money to give you a guided tour. You might feel this would be helpful, so that's up to you.

This is definitely worth including as part of a trip around the beautiful temples near Ponda.

Visited December 2011
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