Tambdi Surla Temple – Mahadev Temple


Moreover, If you are traveling from Panjim, then the distance is 1.50 mins approximately 68 kilometers.
As we reached the Bhagwan Mahavir National Park, I could sense a complete silence. Meanwhile, a monkey was jumping on a tree and a little distance away as I covered. Hence, heard some peacocks crying and birds chirping.

 Tambdi Surla Temple – Mahadev Temple  


So, this is one of the Oldest Temple in Goa which Is located in Mollem Wild Life Sanctuary. So, it is slightly away from the city in a remote village location.


The land is surrounded by forests amidst lush greenery. So, the location is real picturesque a real classic. On the other hand, adding to the beauty. Just in front of the temple, there is a river called Surla flowing.

However, It is an architectural beauty, well maintained by the Archeological Survey of India.

Moreover, when you see closely you can feel the pain the craftsmen have taken to make this beautiful temple hence the location is divine.



Subsequently, the temple is beautifully carved with walls. It is built in Jain style with intricate carvings from the finest weather-resistant grey-black basalt stones.

To sum up, the basalt stones are believed to have been brought all the way from the Deccan Plateau in Karnataka state.


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 Tambdi Surla Temple – Mahadev Temple  

So, as per history, the temple was established in the 12th century. In short by a minister of the Yadava King Ramachandra. Therefore, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, it stands on a simple molded plinth.

The temple faces to the east so that the early morning sun rays directly fall on the face of the deity. However, in the center of the Mandap lies a headless Nandiwhich is surrounded by four matching columns.

Consequently, because of its remote location, the temple had survived invasions and the Goa Inquisitions.
It is considered to be the only specimen of Kadamba architecture to be preserved and maintained in Goa.

Religious Ceremonies

However, the temple is small in size as compared to the average temples in Goa. Moreover, the temple is visited by hundreds of tourists, locals, and devotees all through the year.
Mahashivratri one of the main festival is celebrated with great pomp, and hence the temple is fully decorated for the occasion. 


Most importantly, there is just nothing available in that area besides sightseeing. So, if you are planning to hang around for a long time then, then ensure you carry along with you your basic requirements.

Address And Timings to Visit the Temple

So, the Temple is open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm on all 365 days a year.

Address: Near

Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary.

, Sanguem, Surla, Goa 403406 – 

  • Visitors should dress modestly.
  • Leave your footwear outside the temple premises.
  • Importantly, do not litter around.
  • Must follow the temple rules.
  • A flower shop and a fruit vendor are nearby to provide with required worshiping material.
  • There is a caretaker cum priest to maintain the temple.

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