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Anant Temple

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 VishnuAnantshayana – dating back to the 11th Century during the Kadamba period is the central object of worship in the garbhagriha. The temple is surrounded by groves – known in Konkani as kuLagars – of areca-nut and coconut trees, once an essential feature of Goan villages.

Check out the video at the end of this photo essay.

Anant Temple in Savoi-Verem, Goa

Anant Devasthan in Savoi-Verem, Goa
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Anant Temple in Savoi-Verem, Goa

Bird’s eye view
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Apropos of the photo below – on this particular visit in 2007, I arrived during ‘gandha-puja,’ hence the colourful anointments.

At the Anant temple in Savoi Verem, Goa

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Orchards and groves near Anant Temple in Savoi-Verem, Goa

Areca-nut and coconut groves
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Dwarpal at Anant temple in Savoi Verem, Goa

Dwarpal on temple wall
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Anant Temple in Savoi-Verem, Goa

Deepastambha (lamp tower) and temple roof
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The video is also available on YouTube.

  • Srikantha Shenoy - October 30, 2017 - 8:14 am

    Mesmerizing topped with Ustadji’s Dhrupad. Returning to your blog nearly after two years. Lot to see and explore.

    Visited this beautiful temple last year during monsoons – part of our ‘Parjanya Payana’

    Thanks for such wonderful visual feastReplyCancel

  • Sidharth Shirsat - December 18, 2016 - 11:18 am

    Awesome,a feast to Eyes.Today I was searching some info on Brahma Temple and I stumbled upon your Photo Blog and now I am following.Really very goodReplyCancel

  • S P Naik - November 18, 2016 - 3:48 pm

    Absolutely stunning! It took my breath away!ReplyCancel

  • Filomena Saraswati Giese - November 16, 2016 - 11:21 pm

    Dear Rajan,

    Absolutely beautiful subject and absolutely beautiful photography!


    • Rajan Parrikar - November 16, 2016 - 11:59 pm

      Filomena-bai, you should go there the next time you are in Goa. Great to hear from you.ReplyCancel

  • Premanand Lotlikar - November 16, 2016 - 1:27 pm

    One of your finest posts!…I have only one word for DJI Phantom….”Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • jc - November 15, 2016 - 11:45 pm

    Dear Rajanbab,

    The pics of the temple and (green) surroundings are absolutely gorgeous.

    Thank you for sharing them



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