Situated in Bandora Villa, nearly 4 kilometers from the town of Ponda, the Shri Mahalaxmi Temple is known as the abode of the goddess of the Shakti Cult. According to Hindu beliefs, Shri Mahalaxmi is mother of all universes and gave birth to three super powers – Shiva the destroyer, Brahma the creator and Vishnu the preserver. She has been worshipped for so long, from the Shilahara rulers in 750-1030 A. D. to the early Kadamba Kings of Goa and in 8th century: many Hindu leader ancestors adopted her too.
Based on Goa history, the Mahalaxmi Temple was one of the many temples destroyed during Portuguese Inquisition. During that time, the Portuguese did everything to wipe out the Konkani faith (Hinduism), the heritage and culture of Goa. For 150 years of war, many [Read more…]