Shri Gomanteshwar Devasthan Temple (Brahmapur)
BRAHMAPUR is located at Brahmapuri near Ela farm at Old Goa and is linked to the town by a kuchcha road. Mahadev was worshipped during the days of Kadamba kingdom in Goa. This temple of Shiva under the name of Gomanteshwar or Goveshwar is believed to be built by Madhava Mantri, the minister of the Vijaynagar Empire, and the temple tank is named after him as Madhava Tirtha. The Portuguese damaged the temple and built the Church of Santissimo Trinidade (the most Holy Trinity) in the 16th century. The shrine, renewed after the Inquisition was suspended in 1775, was ruined again by the Portuguese on June 6, 1779 by the Viceroy Dom Frederico Guilherme de Souza. Originally built in the 14th century, the temple was once again re-built in 1947 AD. The present temple is a simple structure with tiled roof. Mahashivratri is celebrated with much religious fervour.