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

Anantshayana
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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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