Shrine famous temples in Goa that showcase their heritage: Sacred Places of Pilgrimage

When you plan a trip to Goa, the image that strikes your mind is of the stunning beaches, seafood, parties, nightlife, water sports, and many more. It is the ultimate destination to enjoy your life all at once with more happiness, thrilling adventures, romance, and relaxation. The more surprising fact is that Goa also takes you to the world of divinity, where you can feel the vibes of spirituality in many religious destinations. 


For millennia, local and foreign cultures have influenced Goa’s most famous temples. Goa is home to many spiritual hotspots for people of all faiths and beliefs. Goa vacations will be unforgettable and complete only when you visit the sacred temples with divinity. Let’s explore the famous temples that will take you to the other dimension of serenity.



  • Shree Saptakoteshwar Temple:



The Shree Saptakoteshwar temple’s historicity is not just limited to the structure itself but also the surrounding ruins and artifacts. The archaeological ruins, the Tali, the Deepmaal, and many remaining elements are all part of the intrinsic value of this site. Archaeological remnants around Narve village’s temple are a testament to the village’s rich history. The location of the temple and the deities gives you a sense of spirituality and calmness.


Travel Timings: 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m every day

Visiting hours: 1 Hour

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee.


  1. The Basilica of Bom Jesus:


The architectural style of the Basilica gives you a sense of trust, calmness, and joy as it is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. It is a must-visit place for you to see the place where the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier are placed. The sacraments, carved columned structure, and unplastered facade keep you staying a little longer to feel the positive energy in the Basilica.


Travel Timings: 8:30 a.m – 8:00 p.m (Weekdays), 8:00 a.m – 8:30 p.m (Weekend)

Visiting Hours: 1-1:30 hours

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee.


  1. Shree Mangueshi Temple:


The Shree Mangueshi Temple is a stunning shrine to Lord Shiva in the city of Mangueshi. It is Goa’s most important Hindu temple, and its architecture is typical of Goa’s Hindu temples. Although it is small and exquisite, its white towers give it a distinctive appearance and make it a welcoming place to enter. It is situated on a hillock in Proil, Ponda Taluka, surrounded by lush greenery, giving it a unique sense of spirituality and calmness.


Travel Timings: 6:30 am – 11:00 am and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Visiting Hours: 2 hours.

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee.


  1. Shanta Durga Temple:


The Shanta Durga temple is located in Kavlem village in the Ponda district of Goa, a popular pilgrimage destination for  mindfulness. In Goa, Durga is depicted as a softer version of her fiercer persona. Devotees can experience Indo-Portuguese influences throughout the temple’s design. It takes precious time to devote your spiritual senses to the goddess, and the lush green vegetation around the temple gives you serenity and peacefulness.


Travel Timings: 6:00 a.m to 8:30 p.m.

Visiting hours: 20-30 minutes

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee.


  1. Mahalasa Narayani Temple:


The Mahalasa Narayani Temple is a unique temple in India that must be included in your visit list. An Indian temple where Vishnu is honored in male and female forms has become exceedingly rare. The huge oil lamp is the largest in the world, at 12.5 meters in height. The large brass bell at the entrance gives you a warm welcome with spirituality in the astonishing architecture.


Travel Timings: 6;30 a.m to 8:30 p.m.

Visiting Hours: 1-2 hours.

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee.
Goa is not only about visiting impressive churches, beaches, and local markets but also about taking a pilgrimage tour with the luxurious stay at Estrela, one of the private beach resorts in Goa that gives you mesmerizing thoughts and joy. This experience of visiting famous pilgrimage sites in Goa tinkles your desire to visit temples in other states too. Enjoy the spirituality, wisdom, and peacefulness of the sacred pilgrimage sites and prosper in your life.

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