The Hindu puranas credit Parashurama as the creator of Goa and the adjoining coastal areas. Goa is often referred to as Parashurama–bhoomi, the Land of Parashurama.
There is only one temple in Goa devoted to Parashurama located in the beautiful village of Painguinim. It is surmised that the shrine had its origins around the 13th C during the days of the Nath Panthis. Although the idol is of recent vintage, a much older aniconic panel is found on the temple premises.