Established : In the year 1413 A.D. (Shaka 1335 as per the Hindu Calendar) by Gowda Saraswat Brahmins. The reinstallation Ceremony was performed in the year 1990 by the then President Shri Subhash T. N. Gunekar in the august presence of Shrimat Vidyadhiraj Tirth Swamiji of Shri Gokarn Math.

The Presiding Deity : Shri Mahalakshmi. 

Other Deities : Shri Narayan, Shri Baleshwar, Shri Ravalnath and Shri Narayan Purush 

Important Festivals : Shri  Ram Navami (Chaitra Shud  Navami),  Shri Mahalakshmi Pratishthapana Day in Vaishakha,  Navaratri Festival in the month of Aswin and  Maha Shivaratri Festival in the month of Magha. (The temple remains closed on the next day of Maha Shivaratri.) 

GSB Families : 80, Population : 500 (Approx.). 

Journey Details : By Road to Ponda and then by rickshaw or taxi up to the temple. By rail nearby station: Karamboli or Margao. By Air: Dabolim Air Port.  Shri Nagesh Maharudra Temple is just 300 meters away. Other temples: Shri Ramnath, Shri Shanta Durga and Shri Gopal Ganapati  Mandir. 

History : This is one of our ancient Kuladevata Temples. When Lord Parashuram had invited our forefathers from Trihotrapura, they had come down to Goa with their deities of daily worship, which later became the Kulaswamis. Prominent among them were Shri Magirish Mahadev (popularly known as Shri Mangesh), Shri Mahalakshmi, Shri Mahalasa, Shri Shantadurga, Shri Nagesh and Shri Saptakotishwar.  They were installed in different parts of Goa and when Shri Nagesh was installed in Bandiwade, Ponda it was believed that close to it, Shri Mahalakshmi temple was erected. Therefore this temple too was saved from Portuguese atrocities as it was outside their domain. This is evidenced by a Shilalekh of the year Saka 1335 (1413 A.D.) found in the wall of Shri Nagesh temple wherein a mention of both the temples is made in respect of certain gifts made to the temples.


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