Mahadeva Temple - Kurdi (Curti), Goa
As we were heading towards the site of "Usgalimal Rock carvings" in Goa, we saw a Dept.of Tourism Board directing us towards a 1000 year old temple of Mahadeva in "Kurdi". We tried locating this place on our map but in vain. After a long search, we found a name 'Curti' on the map and guessed it could be a name given to Kurdi by the locals. Since previous day we had a similar confusion about the names of Forts Alorna and Aldona, and thought them to be the same ( which we found later to be two different forts) and applying the same logic here, realised this could be our destination! and decided to give it a shot. After a few inquiries, we reached this place . Lucky we .
It turned out be an unique temple built with laterite stone. The ASI has done a good job in restoring and maintaining this temple. At the entrance is a board giving details about the temple and its history. As per the information given by the ASI, it is known to have been moved from its original location to the current one. The temple was originally located about 17 km from its current position, in Kurdi Angod on the banks of the river Salaulem.
|ASI Information Board|
|Rear View of the Temple|
This temple was built by the Kadambas during the 10th Century. We could not find a single soul around the temple, though we spotted a small house inside the temple compound which probably belonged to the care taker of this place.
Direction from Panajim :
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Distance from Panajim : About 70 km
Places to Visit around: Rivona, Usgalimal, Surla, Canacona, Margao and many more.