According to the Hindu mythology, once a great war took place between Lord Shiva & Lord Vishnu which ravaged the three world. Lord Brahma tried to stop the war but failed. Finally he came up with an idea and asked Lady Parvati to mediate the matter between Lord Shiva & Lord Vishnu. Replying to the plea, lady Parvati descended upon the earth in her Shanta Durga incarnates and placed the lords on her either hands to peacefully settle the war. Hence the deity of goddess Shanta Durga in the Shri ShantaDurga temple holds on serpent in each hand representing Lord Shiva & Lord Vishnu. The architecture of the Shri Shanta Durga temple is very mesmerizing. The towering shihkara of the white temple engraved with beautiful artistry and Portuguese touch is the epitome of Indo-Portuguese masonry. The main temple of the goddess Shanta Durga was at Quelossim. It was destroyed under the Portuguese invasion. However, it was reinstated in Kavalem by the Maratha King Chattrapati Shahu. The Shri Shanta Durga temple is a very divine Brahmin temple and visitors & devotees form all across the country come very all around the year. Shanta Durga bestows the blessings of patience and success to all.
Shanta durga temple open at 05:00 AM to 10:00 PM