Sri Mahadeva Temple

Tambdi Surla, Goa Overview

Sri Mahadeva Temple, Tambdi Surla is one of the oldest temples in Goa to Lord Shiva. It is said to be built by the minister of King Ramachandra of the Yadava Dynasty, Hemadri, but has influences of architecture belonging to the time the Kadamba Dynasty ruled Goa as well. The monument is made of basalt rocks sourced from the Deccan Plateau and adorns beautiful carvings made by skilled craftsmen of the time.

The inner sanctum of Sri Mahadeva Temple has a Shiva Linga mounted on a raised pedestal. There is also a statue of headless Nandi (Lord Shiva's vehicle) in the middle of the temple mandap which is surrounded by four columns. The locals believe that there is a huge king cobra permanently sitting near the Shiva Linga.

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How to Reach Sri Mahadeva Temple of Goa

The temple is located in a village called Tambdi Surla, located almost 65km away from Goa's capital Panjim. One can reach the temple by hiring a local taxi.

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Anubhava Sangama

on Sri Mahadeva Temple 11 months ago
Nice place to know our Bharatiya heritsage. This place mostly belongs to 12th century LINGA DHARMA of Sharana Culture founded and spread by the Lord Appa SanganaBasavanna and his highness 19600 prama (Read More)thas along with 770 different progression leades called AMARAGSNAS

Arani Sarkar

on Sri Mahadeva Temple 7 months ago
Beautiful temple in the lap of nature. Watch before you visit this beautiful temple which is the oldest temple in Goa. "link hidden"
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