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Shree Mangueshi Temple, Mangueshi - Priol

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This temple is situated at Priol, on a hillock surrounded by green hills. It is dedicated to Lord Mangueshi an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The deity is originally from Cortalim and was moved to Priol to avoid the Portuguese destruction in the early days of its rule. It has undergone many renovations and today its style is uniquely Goan. The oldest part of the temple complex is the water tank in front of the temple. At the entrance to the temple is a majestic lamp tower, one of the special architectural features of many Goan temples. There are about 12 "Agrashalas" or residences for Pilgrims around the temple. In last week of January there is a temple festival held where the deities are taken out in chariot procession.

 

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