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Bogdeshwara Temple

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Overview

Shri Bodgeshwar Temple is dedicated to the Kanakeshwar Baba or Bodgeshwar, locally known as Bongini or Bodgini. He is considered an ‘Angavani’, a deity who fulfills the desires of his devotees when they make a vow to him. Goan have all faith for this deity and they believe that their prayers will be fulfilled. They offer gifts and presents to the deity on the fulfillment of their prayers. It is said that Mapusa became a flourishing market because of the fair organized during the annual festival of the temple.Shri Bodgeshwar Temple is dedicated to the Kanakeshwar Baba or Bodgeshwar, locally known as Bongini or Bodgini. He is considered an ‘Angavani’, a deity who fulfills the desires of his devotees when they make a vow to him. Goan have all faith for this deity and they believe that their prayers will be fulfilled. They offer gifts and presents to the deity on the fulfillment of their prayers. It is said that Mapusa became a flourishing market because of the fair organized during the annual festival of the temple.In the Hindu month of Paush, the festival of the wish-fulfilling deity is celebrated with pomp and fair.

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7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Interesting facts about Bodgeshwar Temple

The Bodgeshar Temple stands in the middle of the paddy fields with lush greenery all around. The secluded, serene and calm setting is favorable to peaceful prayers. It is believed that Bodgeshwar still roams in the fields at night carrying his torch and protecting the town. Long ago the towns people used to place coconuts and beedis in the route where he used to walk. The beed is used to disappear in the morning.

The festival of the God Kanakeshwar Baba is usually celebrated during the months of December / January at the Shree Dev Bodgeshwar Temple. An annual fair or 'Zatra' is held during the festival which thronged by both locals and the tourists alike. Infact according to some Mapusa developed as a flourishing market center because of the Bodgeshwar festival.

History

The Shri Bodgeshwar temple is situated near Mapusa at about 12 kms from Panaji. The temple is situated in a lush green environment and has a small shrine which is dedicated to Kanakeshwar Baba or Bodgeshwar, locally known as Bongini.Bodgeshwar is regarded as 'Angavani' which refers to one to whom vows are made and who fulfills desires of the devotees. Hence there is a belief among people that all their prayers will be fulfilled and thousands of devotees flock to this temple. The people also offer presents to the God as promised by them on fulfillment of their desires. Devotees from all parts of Goa and India and even foreigners, flock to Mapusa to witness and participate in the celebrations. The shrine is lit up with flowers, lights, and colored lamps. The deity is decked in the colorful robes during the festival. A fair known as ‘Zatra’ or ‘Jatra’ attracts people from all over the world to celebrate and thank the Guardian of Mapusa.

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