Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple, Goa

Located 65 km. from Panaji, the Mahadev Temple in Tambdi Surla is an exquisite piece of art, erected back in the 12th century. At that time, India was subject to the destructive violence of religious intolerances from the Muslims and the Portuguese invasions. In spite of this, the Tambdi Surla temple survived all attacks, standing proudly against all severe inquisitions.

If history were trusted, the Mahadeva temple was built by the great Kadamba Queen Kamaldevi. During this time, temples all-around the temple were being destroyed by the aforementioned invasions. As a matter of fact, the only reason why this temple survived was because of a highly remote location. Being situated in a deep forest, it was difficult for the invaders to reach.

Upon reaching the Mahadev Temple, the first thing that you will notice is the lush greenery that surrounds it. The temple lies at the center of the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary in Tambdi Surla. Upon turning your head towards the temple, you will notice that the temple has been built in the Hemadpanthi style.

A short distance from the temple lays the Surla river. Just travel a few flights of steps, and you will find yourself towards this grand river. The scenic beauty of this place is sure to mesmerize you. In fact, if you are a history enthusiast or a person with an eye for beauty, you should definitely visit this place. The Tambdi Surla Mahadeva Temple, dedicated to the destroyer god Lord Shiva is indeed a fascinating object of admiration.


Tambdi Surla Temple open at 07:00 AM to 05:30 PM - Everyday

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