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Shri Mangesh Temple, Priol
 

Shri Mangesh Temple, also known as Mangireesh, Manguesh or Mangueshi, is one among the famous temples in Goa. Dedicated to Mangueshi - an incarnation of Lord Shiva, this temple on a hillock is located at Priol in Ponda taluka, about 21 kms from Panaji. To avoid destruction by the Portuguese, devotees shifted the deity (the Shiva linga) from the original temple at Kushasthali (present day Cortalim) to the present location. The temple which is believed to be built around 1744, has been rebuilt and has undergone several renovations. The temple is a modern piece of architecture blended with a mix of Hindu, Christian and Muslim influences. The image of the deity is housed behind a highly decorated silver doorway. At the entrance, slightly to the north of the temple, is a majestic 7 storied Deepa Stambha (lamp tower). It is the tallest and most imposing column in Goa and looks most beautiful on festival nights when illuminated with traditional oil lamps.


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