Shree Nagesh Maharudra Temple, situated in Bandora
, is about 4 km to the east of Ponda
. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva
in the form of Nageshi Maharoudra. Laxmi Narayan and Ganapati
are the other deities.
The temple, facing towards west, is considered to be Swayambhu
. In front of the temple, there is a beautiful tank with a Nandi bull in black granite standing tall at its entrance. The palace of the Sunda King exists in the neighborhood.
The mandapam has a gallery on both sides that contains wood carvings depict the stories from the Ramayana
on one side and wooden images of Ashta Dikpalakas
on the other. A five-storied deepstambha is also situated in the temple premises.
Shibika/palakees of Shri Nagesh are held in the temple on every Monday. Annual Jatra and Shivratri
is celebrated grandly.
The temple is situated on Farmagudi-Kavalem-Ponda road at about 1 km from Farmagudi.