Founded in 1595, built in 1741. One of Goa‘s oldest churches, photographed early morning. Considered to be in the “Mannerist Neo-Roman style with Rococo features.”1  The Parish Churches of Goa by José Lourenço, Amazing Goa Publications, 2005.
Category Archives: Religion
Religious and cultural heritage of Goa. The next installment in my ongoing series features the Vetal from Priol, once a village of great beauty, shade, and quiet. These images, taken in 2007, assume an added sense of value as historic records given the pervasive trend of taking down the old temples on the pretext of […]
Narkasur 2015 in Goa. Recycling the introduction from posts in years past – The Hindu festival of Diwali (Deepavali) has multiple interpretations, all having their basis in the triumph of virtue over vice. One version tells of the vile Narkasur, embodiment of the forces of darkness (tamas), ignorance (avidya) and baseness (adharma). The puranas recount […]