According to the legends, once a battle for supremacy ensued between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The battle turned more and more fierce. Lord Brahma prayed to Goddess Parvati to intervene. Parvati stopped the fight in the form of Shanta durga. Both Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva could be seen in the hands of Shanta durga at the temple. The two serpents in the goddess hands, represent Vishnu and Shiva.
The Shanta durga Temple is built in Indo-Portuguese architectural style. It has pyramidal shaped Shikaras rising on the roofs of the facade and the sabhamandap. Pillars are made of Kashmir stone and the temple is extraordinary in the sense that one might confuse it for a church at first sight.
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Margao highway is just 33 km away Panaji. Ponda is well connected to all major places in Goa by a wide network of roads. From Panaji, one can hire taxi or even a motor bike to reach Shanta durga Temple.
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Laghurudhra (Shiva) Abhishek is a regular ritual at Shanta durga Temple. It is supposed to impart prosperity and peace to the devotees.
At the Shree Shanta durga, there are four raths namely; Ambarirath, Fulamrath, Vijayarath and Maharath. These raths are used to carry the idol of the goddess in procession during the Zatra
The temple has a long list of rituals(pooja) that go on through out the day. Devotees have to consult with the mahajans for the same.
Fruits, Saree, and kanuk (money in odd numbers) are the main offerings at Shanta durga Temple.
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