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Shri Vitthal Mandir

Shri Vitthal Mandir

Shri Vitthal Mandir, Shri Vitthal Mandir tours, Visit Shri Vitthal Mandir of Goa, Temple tour of Shri Vitthal Mandir, Religious place of GoaLocation : Sanquelim, Goa.
Origin : 1942 AD.  

Situated at Vithalwadi, Sanquelim. Shri Vitthal is the ancestral God of 'Ranes' who had put up prolonged memorable resistance to Portuguese rule.

The main festival is Chaitri (April). Its celebration is a lavish affair for the people miles around.

From Kansarpal one can proceed to Sanquelim, the hometown of the Ranes of Satari who played key role in Goa's freedom struggle. The ancestors of the present Rane family, who are believed to have migrated to Goa from Udaipur about 600 years ago, built the famous Sri Vithal temple situated on the bank of Valvanta River.

The temple was reconstructed in 1942 AD, incorporating the North India style of temple architecture though sanctum-sanctorium was left untouched. The main festivities at the temple are held during the nine days preceding "Chairtra Purnima".

An exquisitely carved wooden chariot symbolising the chariot of Arjuna of Mahabharata and driven by Lord Krishna is an important attraction of the temple complex.

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