Vijayadurga

The Goddess Eternal.

The serene village of Keri in Goa serves as the seat of Goddess Vijayadurga, the Triumphant Mother, in whom are reified the attributes of valour and compassion.

Keri is the archetypal Goan village in the heartland: ringed by hills, fortified by forests, graced by temples, and soothed by birdsong. It is the birthplace and home of Kesarbai Kerkar, one of the greatest musicians of the 20th C. Kesarbai’s voice represents India on the Voyager Golden Record currently coasting in the vast emptiness of interstellar space.

The shrine of Vijayadurga has its origins in the 16th C. This photo essay and the accompanying video short are an attempt to convey a sense of the place. The temple celebrates its annual festival – zatra – next week.

Vijayadurga Temple, Keri, Goa

Dome over the sanctum
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Vijayadurga Temple, Keri, Goa

Vijayadurga Temple, Keri
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Vijayadurga Temple, Keri, Goa

Devi Vijayadurga
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Pandurang Jethar, Vijayadurga Temple in Keri, Goa

Head poojari Pandurang-bab Jethar
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Vijayadurga temple jatra in Keri, Goa

Seated in the palanquin
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Vijayadurga temple jatra in Keri, Goa

Music for the Goddess
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Vijayadurga temple jatra in Keri, Goa

Flower vendors at the zatra
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Vijayadurga Temple, Keri, Goa

Aerial view – Vijayadurga Devasthan
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Vijayadurga Temple in Keri, Goa

First rays of the sun
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