Kadamba kings were staunch Saivates and patronised the arts to a
commendable degree that deserves instant emulation more than
appreciation. Their gigantic temples adorned with superb sculpture
and architectural excellences, though built some seven centuries
back, are still beckoning the attention of the theists and tourists.
Despite their external grandeur arid magnificence tasted the
vagaries of time, their spiritual effulgence is still illumining the
paths of the earnest seekers. The Siva temples built at Tambdisurla
and NARVEN-BICHOLIM are testifying to the rulers' devotional zeal
and their care for public zeal.
famous Saptakoteswara temple is a standing specimen of medieval
architectural style and mirrors the rulers' refinement and artists,
superior craftsmanship. It is elegantly beautified with sculptural
adornments. It is a big temple with imposing tower, vast courtyards
and several mini--shrines for all the premier Saivate gods. The
archamurti - Sivalinga is called Dharalinga. Its majesty and
glistening polish raises the hands and fills the souls with bliss.
It was the favoured deity of the kings.
lies 37 km off Panaji, the Capital of Goa, and accessible for