Tambdi Surla Temple, Goa

Tambdi Surla Temple is a small but an ancient black stone sculptured temple.
Tambdi Surla Shri Mahadev Temple is a differently built in terms of its architecture and the stones used compared to other famous Temples in Goa.
Location :
The temple is in a remote forest area in Bhagawan Mahaveer wild life sanctuary about 40 km from Ponda town. Ponda is about 30 km from Goa Airport.
Not a huge temple, but nicely located in midst of green.
The route is really nice stretch through green tropical forest. It would be much more green in monsoon I Imagine. The road is good.
The temple resembles the temples built in neighbouring state Karnataka.  It dates back to 12th century and said to be built by Kadamba Dynasty kings.

View from the front of the temple. Garbagriha is dimly lit only by Jyoti, no electric bulbs i believe. Photography is not allowed in side the Garbagriha.

Though the main deity is Shiva there are other deities in the Mukhamantapa.

Nandi with out the head. May be due to vandalism.

Mukhamantapa with carved stone pillars.

Statue of Brahma on Gopura

Outside the temple, one can get some flowers for offering to god.
While in Goa if you are keen to look at some thing other than beaches, you come here and enjoy the forest and divine ambience.
Best Time to visit : Any time of the year. It would be lush green all around during monsoon. Beware – Goa receives a good amount of rain.

Published by wander through lens

An avid trekker, traveller, who finally freed himself from a corporate cobweb. Loves lush green, snowy mountains, blue sky and crystal water.

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