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Monday, June 23, 2014

Some of the Renowned Religious Sites of Goa

Religious call and its potential has always been a reverie of Goa Tourism and through this article today we are going to talk about some of the religious places where tourist from across the world gathers in to appreciate its importance.

Basilica of Bom Jesus
Basilica of Bom Jesus is amongst the most pious when it comes to the solace of divinity. Baroque architecture of this cathedral preserves the ruins of the St. Xavier within the celestial ambiance of the church. Traveler must understand that it is amongst the oldest minor church within the nation and its colossal structure so far reflects the glory of the colonials.

While walking around the church the silent picture of the altar and the paintings that defines the life incident of St Francis Xavier relates the brilliance of the church beside that its marble flooring and exquisite carving depicts the bonds of luster.

For Goa People the church is amongst the most designated and can be considered as one of the most important site of the Christian people. During the time of mass and assemblies you will witness huge people coming within the doors of the church to appreciate the glory of Lord Jesus and St Xavier.

Mary Immaculate Conception Church

The church of Mary Immaculate Conception according to historians was the first to be structured within the helms of Goa. It was around 15th century the walls of it were structured before it was renovated during the early 16th century. Talking about its interior then it is quite simple but the altar which is dedicated to mother Mary will strike your mind. Beside that two other altars which is dedicated to our Lady of Rosary and to Jesus Christ respectively compliments the brilliance of this church.
Traveler must understand that the Golden bell that they will witness at the top of the church is considered as amongst the largest around the world. During the time of carnival and feast traveler comes from all across the world to revere the celestial ambience of the church.

Sri Kamakshi Temple
Established during the call of 16th century originally the temple was located within the gates of Raia before it was reallocated to Shiroda after the invasion of the Portuguese. It is believed that when Portuguese entered the mainland of Goa to preach their religion they started knocking down the walls of Hindu Temples and during such juncture the temple was shifted to Shiroda.

The temple of Sri Kamakshi is very much renowned for its historical background and well known as pilgrimage centre. The celestial ambiance of the temple is surrounded by other temple namely Shree Rayeshwar, Shree Shantadurga and Shree Laxmi Narayana.

Mahadev Temple, Tambdi Surla
Dedicated to praise the power of Lord Shiva or Mahadeva the brilliance of this temple is oriented by Jain architecture. Traveler must understand that it is the oldest temple of Goa and the Basalt which was used to erect this temple was brought from the Deccan Plateau.

Kadamba-Yadava architecture which was carried to structure the walls of the temple allures the mind of the traveler and historically it is the only temple to carry the norms of Kadamba-Yadava design which in turn has made it temple of prime importance. The remote location of the temple helped it to prevent the cause of Portuguese annexation and today its serenity relates the glory of Lord Shiva.

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