Sri Anantha Temple

Sri Anantha Temple, where the presiding Lord is Vishnu, is located amidst beautiful scenery and surrounded by water on all sides in Sovai Veram of the Ponda Taluk of Goa.

Lord Anantha temple is an age old temple located near Sovei Veram and has Lord Vishnu as the presiding deity. Lord Anantha Temple is surrounded by water on all the sides that makes for the pretty surroundings. The temple is situated a little away from the village amidst beautiful scenery. Anantha is one of the avatars of Vishnu as a snake and that got the name anantha for this temple.

Architecture style found in Sri Anantha Temple

The temple comes with a unique architectural style where in the roof is in shape of a pyramid and is made up of tiles. The walls of the temple are plastered and you can find many images and statuettes decorating the interiors. All these statuettes are made of wood and a mix of bright colours of a rainbow. The image of Lord Anantha is made up of black stone and depicts the ananthasayana avatar of Lord Vishnu. You can see him resting on the King Seshnaga with his numerous heads shading Lord Vishnu's head.You can also see images of Kamini, Grampurush and shantadurga.

Shibikotsav of Sri Anantha Temple

There are many festivals and fairs at Sri Anantha Temple like the Shibikotsav. The God is placed in the palki on this day and get carried by the pilgrims in a sort of procession After going some distance the palki is returned back to the temple.

How to Reach Sri Anantha temple
This Sri Anantha temple is located at about 45 kilometers from the capital of the city Panaji. You can reach Goa By air, by trail and by road as well. You can travel from panaji or any other city, by taxis, local buses to temple. the visit to the temple will make it memorable for you so don't miss it.


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