Tambdi Surla Temple
The unique style of architecture of this temple is a treat to the eyes. The place where the temple is located is not only known for its religious importance but also for its beautiful and marvelous architecture. Kadamba Dynasty was ruling when the temple was constructed therefore this temple is considered as the only specimen of Kadamba – Yadava architecture. The temple was built by Hemadri in the Hemadpanthi style with basalt, who was the minister of Yadava King Ramachandra. Tambdi temple is the oldest temple in Goa. You will notice that the interiors and the sides of the temple are adorned with intricate carvings. Such beautiful walls of the interiors and the sides of the temple display the hard work of the skilled workers.
The temple has been seen to have survived a lot of invasions and turmoil because of its remote location which is amidst the deep forest. Fascinating figures of Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma will be seen alongside Lord Shiva. You will find that every corner of the temple depicts a story. Since the Tambdi Surla temple faces east, therefore, the rays of the rising sun fall on the deity first which is a sight to behold!
While you are in the premises of the temple, the sound of the pristine water flowing from the streams and the chirping of the birds will be heard very clearly. Also, you will be made aware that the River Surla flows by the temple. Notice the headless Nandi at the centre of the temple.
Where to Stay ?
You can even book rooms in Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park. Nature’s Nest Resort is a beautiful place for staying. This resort will provide you aid in conducting a trip to the waterfalls and the temple. The trek to the falls will start after your breakfast and once you are back from this adventurous trek, you will be served with delicious and mouth-watering lunch.