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Goa’s creator. Today is Akshaya Tritiya, the birthday of Parashurama, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu. 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 […]

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The series continues. The next chapter in the Vetals of Goa theme features the deity from Sanvordem. My introduction from the first post in the series is excerpted below:   From The Vetals of Goa: Amona The ancient deity of Vetal, its iconography and associated rituals, are important elements of, and unique to, Goa‘s Hindu […]

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Amid the astounding ruins of Hampi. The Vijayanagara ruins in Hampi have been deemed a World Heritage Site. I went there in 2007 before grand plans were unveiled to transform the area into a tourist zoo. This shrine cut into rock is at the Malayavanta Raghunath temple. Notice the parakeet in the third photo.   […]

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Village shrine. A serene Goan monsoon view across a paddy field in Quitala, a tiny ward of the village Salvador do Mundo.       This final image was taken at the shrine on an August 2007 morning. Some may have questions about the swastika – please see this.    

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