A salient characteristic of the old temples and churches in Goa is their location – many are ensconced in exquisite surroundings. This shrine in the remote village of Maangaal (also spelled Mangal) in Goa‘s Quepem taluka sits in the middle of a cultivated paddy field.
I meandered into this luscious setting on an atmospheric monsoon morning this July. The shrine is dedicated to what are known as the Paik gods, subsidiary Hindu deities depicted as swordsmen on horses. The Paiks are worshipped by the Velip tribe common to these parts. Notice the terraced field in the foreground of the first image.
The clarity of #2 is outstanding.
Exquisite depiction of the vibrancy of Goa!
Wow. A very nice shot. Seen many such houses (not shrines) along the western ghats all the way from Mananthavady to Karwar. Never been to Goa. Should rectify it soon.
BTW, is the house as orange-ish as shown or is it appearing so in the photograph?
Suresh, the colour of the shrine is as photographed.
Striking colours! The greenery is such a delight to behold. TKS for the pics