This temple is one of the most famous holy places of worship for the Hindu community in Goa. Tourists from all parts of the country come to offer their devotion to the presiding deity lord Shiva. The temple lies merely at a distance of 21 kilometres from the capital city Panaji. Due to the existence of this famous monument the surrounding area is also referred as Mangueshi.
Since its construction in the year 1560 when the linga was moved to its present location the temple have undergone renovation a couple of times. The Manguesh temple in Goa was last renovated in the year 1973. Since then this ancient structure has stood the tests of time and maintained itself as a cherished heritage of the city. The ancient architecture of this monument is awe – inspiring. It presents a perfect blend of the Christian, Hindu and muslim styles of architecture.
The Jatra is a famous religious event that is held annually from this temple premises. During the Jatra in the month of January the temple is majestically lit up and its beauty is unexplainable in words. Thousands of devotees of Lord Shiva flock to this temple to be part of this mega event.