Monday, February 9, 2009

Savoi Mahadevo Temple

In the small village of Savoi in eastern Ponda are the laterite remains of what is said to have been a medieval Mahadevo temple destroyed by the Portuguese. A number of scattered circular boulders testify to the importance of the structure that was built here. There is a small shrine with a Shiva lingham and what appears to be a more primitive one outside which may have been part of the original temple complex. A large number of laterite blocks have been used to build an enclosure around the temple site which is still in use today.

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