Shri Navdurga Saunsthan
Village Marcaim, 9-km East Of Ponda, Goa.
Shri Navdurga Saunsthan Temple 34 kms. from Panaji at Borim and 12 kms. from Margao.
The deity of Goddess Navdurga was originally brought by Brahmins of Karad to Goa. The deity was later transferred from Benaulim in Salcette to its present site at Borim.
In the centre or Garbhagriha of the temple is a stone idol of the Goddess placed on a raised platform. The idol in standing position is four feet and her peculiarity lies in her pose; that is her neck which is slightly bent to the left and she is in the form of "Mahisasurmardini".
As one proceeds further, one comes across a string of beautiful temples nestling amidst swaying palms and abundant greenery. They include the
Ganesh Temple at Farmagudi, which is known for the visit of Maratha warrior "Sambhaji".