Sri Gomanteshwar Temple, Brahmapuri (Old Goa)

Gomanteshwar Temple, Brahmapuri (Old Goa)

The Vijayanagar Rulers - Protected site, Old Goa

The temple of Shri Gomantadev, Goveshwar or Gomanteshwar situated at Brahmapuri near Old Goa is associated with Madhav Mantri, the famous General and Governor of Vijayanagar Empire in the 14th century AD.

Brahmapuri was established in the 14th century and probably became a great seat of learning and riligious power under the patronage of Vijayanagar kings. It is believed that Madhav Mantri restored the temple and reinstalled the idol of Shri Gomanteshwar and constructed a ritual bathing tank at Brahmapuri.

This is the only monument to Madhav Mantri, the Vijayanagar General, who restored peace and prosperity after conquering Goa from the Bahamanis in the 14th century. A Vedic scholar, an ardent Shaivite and a patron of learning, Madhav Mantri not only restored the images of Saptakoteshwar and other deities to their new shrines but he also revived the tradition of Vedic and Puranic learning in Goa.

Brahmapuri is located near Ela farm at Old Goa and is linked to the town by a kuchcha road. Mahadev was worshipped during the days of Kadamba kingdom in Goa. The Portuguese damaged the temple and built the Church of Santissimo Trinidade (the most Holy Trinity) in the 16th century. The shrine, rebuilt after the Inquisition, was ruined again by the Portuguese in 1779 by the Viceroy Dom Frederico Guilherme de Souza. Originally built in the 14th century, the temple was once again rebuilt in 1947 AD.

Mahashivratri is celebrated with much religious fervour. This is a protected heritage site, where restoration work is going on.

Gomanteshwar Temple, Brahmapuri (Old Goa)

The remnants of the tank still exist is and called Madhav Tirtha.

Gomanteshwar Temple, Brahmapuri (Old Goa)

a idol inside the Madhav Tirtha

Gomanteshwar Temple, Brahmapuri (Old Goa)

Another idol in the protected site

Gomanteshwar Temple, Brahmapuri (Old Goa)

The newly built temple at the protected site

Gomanteshwar Temple, Brahmapuri (Old Goa)

At the protected site

Gomanteshwar Temple, Brahmapuri (Old Goa)

Nandi inside the new temple



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