Sri Mahalsa Temple : Goa Directory


Temple Dedicated To Incarnation Of Lord Vishnu

Mardol village of Ponda in North Goa is the home to the beautiful Shri Mahalsa Temple. It is located about a km from the famous Mangueshi temple, off the NH 4A connecting Ponda to Panaji.

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mahalsa, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Hence the temple is also called as the Mahalsa Narayani temple, Narayan being another name for Vishnu.

The Shri Mahalsa at Mardol features beautiful wooden carvings of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. There is a mammoth round pillars also that support the ‘Sabha Mandap' at the entrance.

The six-storied 'deepstambha' or ornamental lamp pillar in the Mahalsa temple is its major attraction. This splendid pillar is 40 feet in height and has 21 rings of a hundred fifty small lamps. The special festivals when you can see the tower lit up are the Jatra, Jaiyanchi Puja which is held in August and the Kojagiri Pornima.

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