MADKAI 28 kms. from Panaji, this 500-year old temple is dedicated to the Goddess Navadurga. It was renovated in 1603 AD. It was move to its present place from Tali-khol locality in Parampai-Vaddo of the village of Marcaim (Madkai) where itself it was originally brought from Ganvshi village in the Tiswadi taluka. The deity, almost four feet in height and made of stone, is in the form of Mahishashura Mardini (the killer of demon bullock). She is a fierce form of Devi and is highly venerated in Goa. The annual zatra or procession is held in November when thousands of devotees from far-flung areas throng the temple. Affiliate deities worshipped here are Grampurush, Narayana, Betala, Ravalnatha and Ganapati. Mahajan / Kulavis belonging to Atri, Bharadwaja, Kaunsha, Vatsa Gotra with Kamat Surname. The Palakhi of Shree is taken on Shukla Navami of every month. The annual Jatra is held in Kartika from Vadya Chaturthi to Dashami; Navaratri is also celebrated grandly. The temple has Agrashala with limited lodging.