Shanta Durga Temple Ponda
About Shanta Durga Temple
The first temple at Quelossim in Salsete was crushed by the Portuguese in 1566. The goddess was moved to Kavalem and love was proceeded there. The site on which the first Temple of Shantadurga remained at Quelossim (Keloshi) is known as ""Deoolbhata"" and it is in the ownership of the Shree Shantadurga Saunsthan Committee,Kavale.
The present temple was built amid the reign of Maratha ruler Chattrapati Shahu of Satara in around 1738 A.D. Naroram Rege Mantri initially from Kochara town in the Vengurla Taluka,(Konkan) was a Mantri (Minister) in Shahu's Court at Satara around 1723. He got accounts to build the new temple for the goddess from Shahu Maharaj of Satara. The temple development began around 1730 . Because of his endeavors, the town of Kavalem was passed on to the Temple by Shahu in 1739.
Its pyramidical shape "shikaras" ascending on the tops of the veneer and the "Sabhamandap" (the fundamental corridor), its roman-curved windows, some of which have the recolored glass window sheets of dark red, yellow, blue, green hues, its crystal fixtures, its door posts, balustraded level arch, the maroon-peach-white shading paint of the temple gives the temple a tranquil excellent look.
The nearest airport at Dabolim 45 km which has frequent flights from Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi,Bangalore and Kochi, besides chartered flights from overseas.
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The shanta durga temple was built amid the reign of Maratha ruler Chattrapati Shahu of Satara in around 1738 A.D. Naroram Rege Mantri initially from Kochara town in the Vengurla Taluka,(Konkan) was a Mantri (Minister) in Shahu's Court at Satara around 1723. He got accounts to build the new temple for the goddess from Shahu Maharaj of Satara. The temple development began around 1730 . Because of his endeavors, the town of Kavalem was passed on to the Temple by Shahu in 1739.
|Dhulbhet [first thing to be done after entering the temple premises]||1 coconut and 1 banana for each diety, kanuk min. Rs. 1.25|
|Abhishek and Naivaidya and only Abhishek for other 5 dieties||Rs. 1.25|
|Abhishek and Naivaidya for Shree Shantadurga devi||Rs. 0.75|
|Abhishek for Shree Shantadurga devi
[if not possible to pay as above puja then]
|Avartan along with Panchamrut||Rs. 0.17|
|Maharudra [deep aradhana, nityakirtan]||Rs. 75.00|
|Navchandi along with jap||Rs. 1.00|
|Navchandi by offering saree to Shree Shantadurga devi along with acharya puja, godan||Rs. 20.00|
|Navchandi along with havan [sacred fire]||Rs. 25.00|
|Shatchandi [puja at night, deep aradhana]||Rs. 80.00|
|Naivaidya for Panch devatas||Rs. 1.50|
|Naivaidya for Shree Shantadurga devi with food offerings||Rs. 1.50|
|Santarpan to suvasini and kumarika [brahmin married and unmarried women [vadavi]]||Rs. 0.66 for each women/kumarika|
|Saptashi patth [reading]||Rs. 0.50|
|Shree Shantadurga devi puja with behed||Rs. 13.50|
|Ekdari [one door] Shree Shantadurga devi puja||Rs. 13.50|
|Dondari [two door] Shree Shantadurga devi puja||Rs. 25.50|
|Nandadeep puja every month||Rs. 5.00|
|Deep Aradhana on temple top dome [ghud]||24 ltrs til/coconut oil as per market rate|
|Deep Aradhana on deep sthambh [light pillar]||32 ltrs til/coconut oil as per market rate Rs. 0.50|
|Tulabhar [empty]||Rs. 1.00|
|Kumkummarchan sahastra [1000 kumkum puja]||Rs. 1.00|
|Kumkummarchan ashtottar sahastra [108 - 1000 times i.e [108000 times] kumkum puja]||Rs. 0.33|
|Dampatya snan [couple bath] for Shree Mangesh and Shree Shantadurga devi together||Rs. 3.00|