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Temples For The Triple Sects
Index Introduction
Andhra Pradesh Tamilnadu
Karnataka Kerala
Maharashtra Goa
Pondicherry
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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GOA - GOPALA GANAPATHY MANDIR

The emergence of this much-hallowed Gopala Ganapathy temple has a fascinating background. Among the , insignificant and petty mounds of boulders, forming the lower part of a hillock near Farmagudi, this holy image lay for centuries unrecognized and unadored. It so happened some herds-men during their grazing of their cattle, found this strange shaped stone piece unlike others in the heap. They fancied to lift it up for closer examination, as it resembled some human form. On observing it, viewing from all angles, removing the rust and dust, they inferred that it was Ganapathy image. Their reverence for the Ganapathy at once dawned and they brought it carefully to the village. The village heads deeming it a fortune unsought for installed it in an improvised thatched shed with rituals due. When due prayers were offered, that Lord Ganesh was pleased to grant their prayers lavishly more than their expectation. His fame mounted up and spread far and near. Many humanist philanthropists came forward to build a befitting shrine for this wish-yielding tree-Kalpadhruma. It was in 1966, a grand shrine with garbha griha and spacious hall in front was built adding a mahadwara surmounting a modest tower. With elaborate ritualistic prayers, the image was consecrated by eminent priests attended by thousands of devotees. Since it was found and adored by Gopalas - the cow - herds, it was appropriately named Gopala Ganapathi. He is deemed a powerful deity and fulfills all desires and so became a much sought after god in this small territory.

It lies 21 km off Panaji in a little village, called Farmagudi, accessible by bus.

 

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