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Abode of Vishnu. The historic temple of Anant in the village of Savoi-Verem, Goa, is ensconced in a luscious bed of green. A schist plaque of the reclining Vishnu – Anantshayana – dating back to the 11th Century during the Kadamba period is the central object of worship in the garbhagriha. The temple is surrounded […]

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Three’s company. This is the next installment of Panjim Promenade, our series on the heritage of Panjim. The concrete span across River Mandovi seen in the first two photos below is really two bridges. The original bridge, built in the 1970s, collapsed in 1986. The main reason for failure was determined to be “corrosion of […]

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Festival of Lights. Diwali greetings to all! This year the Hindu Festival of Lights, signifying the triumph of good over the forces of darkness, will be celebrated on November 2. In Goa, the symbolism for the festival draws on the tale of Krishna destroying the demon king Narkasur. Giant effigies of the demon are built […]

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