Shree Shantadurga is a form of the goddess Adimaya Durga or Parvati
. Shree Shantadurga Devi is both the wife and ardent devotee of Lord Shiva
. Hence it is necessary to worship them together.
Legend is that on the behest of Brahma, Shantadurga settled a fierce quarrel between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu amicably. So she is hailed as the goddess of peace. Sri Shantadurga is worshipped all over Goa and there are many temples devoted to this deity. "Thamai", "Santeri", "Bhumka", "Adimaya" and others are various names by which this goddess is known.