India | Goa | Old Goa

Shri Gomanteshwar Temple

Shri Gomanteshwar Devasthan Brahmapur



Shri Gomanteshwar Temple is located at Brahmapur near Ela in 41284Old Goa. This temple of Lord Shiva, under the name of Gomanteshwar or Goveshwar, is believed to be built by Madhava Mantri, the minister of the Vijayanagar Empire. The temple tank is named after him as Madhava Tirtha.

The temple was originally built in the 14th century. The Portuguese destroyed the temple and built a church in the 16th century. The temple was then re-built in 1947. The present temple is a simple structure with tiled roof.

Mahashivratri is celebrated with much religious fervor. The village is connected by a kuchcha road from Old Goa.



Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: North Goa
Location: Old Goa    

Keyword

Copyright 2014 by Online Highways LLC. Enjoy some India trivia. Send Us Your Comments