Shri Mahalasa Temple
: Village Mardol, 1-km From Mangueshi, Goa.
Manifestation Of Lord Vishnu As Mohini
Hardly one kilometre away from Mangueshi is the town Mardol where nestles the temple of Sri Mahalasa. While it is normally understood that Mahalasa is a form of "Shakti", "Madalasa" or "Narayani", the deity is also being worshipped as the manifestation of Lord Vishnu as "Mohini".
A huge 'Dipa Stambha' made of five metals greets the guests at the entrance of the temple, which was built in the 17th century. It has beautiful wooden carvings of ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Vast round pillars held the 'Sabhamandapa' at the entrance, which is being reconstructed to recapture the magnificent past of the original temple located at Verna in "Salcete