Maruti Temple - Panjim
At a distance of 3.3 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, 28 km from Vasco Da Gama Railway Station and 17 km from Mapusa, Shri Maruti Temple is situated in North Goa.
The Maruti Temple is situated on top of the Altinho hill overlooking the Fontainhas district in Panaji. It is dedicated to lord Hanuman, the monkey god and enshrines Lord Hanuman as the presiding deity. The Maruti Temple is also beautifully lit up at night and as it is brightly lit the temple is visible from a distance.
Lord Hanuman is a Hindu deity who is an ardent devotee of Rama, a central character in the Indian epic Ramayana. A general among the vanaras, Hanuman is an incarnation of the divine and a follower of Lord Rama in the struggle against the demon king Ravana.
The Maruthi Temple is one of the most beautiful temples in Panjim, It is said that the idol of Maruthi in the main temple can be seen even from the main road, through an opening in the basement wall of the temple. One can see the beautiful octagonal Deepastambha or Lamp Tower at this Temple.
Shri Maruti Sansthan is an example of beautiful architecture, bright orange structure against a green backdrop, and wide steps that begin from the foothill in Mala where an ancient natural fresh water spring, once a lifeline of the area still quenches the thirst of the locals. This spring has three tanks where water collects from the mountain before flowing into a reservoir.
The major festival is the 10 day long annual festival celebrated at this temple in the month of February. This temple attracts huge number of devotees on this special occasion.
Timings: 5 am to 8 pm.