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Narve Caves

Narve Caves are three early period caves located at Naroa in North Goa District. The caves are about 15 km south-west of Bicholim, near the Saptakoteshwar Temple.

These caves are simple and consist of a Garbh Griha and a Veranda with two pillars. Two of them have lingas (idols), dating back to the early Chalukya period. The top portion of the lingam is carved in the form of a sitting Lion, which is found on the Ashoka pillar. Words inscribed in Brahmi, a script of 6th century, can be found below the Lion.

Naroa is an ideal tourist destination with its caves, springs and historically important temples. It is easily accessible through Divar, a peaceful island located at a distance of 12 km from Panaji in Goa.

Updated on 22nd September, 2018
District: North Goa
Location: Naroa


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