Shanta durga Temple

Shanta durga Temple

Goa, North Goa

Shrine: Shantadurga, Santeri

Situated in Goa, Shri Shantadurga Temple is a famous Temple dedicated to Shantadurga, the goddess who mediates between Vishnu and Shiva. The current structure of Shanta Durga Temple was constructed during the reign of Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shahu of Satara in 1738. The original place of Shree Shantadurga devi temple was at Keloshi. From there, the Devi was shifted to Kavlem during the rule of Portuguese government.

Origin: The current structure of Shanta Durga Temple was constructed by Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shahu of Satara in 1738.


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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Darsan Info

Open 24 Hours
Foreigners might need special permission.

Darsan Dresscode:

Avoid shorts, skirts, tank tops and other short dresses while visiting Shanta durga Temple.

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Pooja Samagri

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Goa has a tradition of harmony between all religions. Christianity is the second largest religion in Goa. Famous for its seafood, cultural practices, and tourism, Goa also has a very modern social structure. New Year and Goan Carnival are few of the events that have global appeal.

Language Spoken: Konkani, Hindi

Location and Contact

Verem- Nerul RD, Near Chamundeshwari Petrol Pump, Verem, Bardez, Goa

Contact Number : +91 8322312557, +91 8322319900

Ways to Reach

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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Temple Rituals

Laghurudhra (Shiva) Abhishek is a regular ritual at Shanta durga Temple. It is supposed to impart prosperity and peace to the devotees.

Special Rituals

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

Pooja Timing

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.

Regular Offerings

Fruits, Saree, and kanuk (money in odd numbers) are the main offerings at Shanta durga Temple.


Feb:- Mahashivratri
Mar:- Vasant Utsav
Apr:- Ramnavmi
Dec:- Jatra
Palkhi Utsav  
Muktabharani Utsav
Navratri Utsav  
Kojagiri Lalkhi
Pratishtapan of Shree Prasad Patta
Shimag Utsav

  • Near Bus Stand

  • Verem Bus Stop
  • Nearby Airport

  • The Dabolim Airport (Vasco)
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Madgaon Railway Station
  • Taxi Stand

  • KTC Taxi Stand

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