At a distance of 23 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, 40 km from Vasco Da Gama Railway Station and 26 km from Margao Railway Station, Shri Lakshminarasimha Temple is situated in North Goa.
The Lakshminarasimha Temple is located in Veling, which is about 6 km southwest of Mardol in Ponda region. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his consort Goddess Lakshmi. Lord Narasimha is the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu which is half lion and half man.
According to the history, the original temple was built in the Sancole village of Salcete and the shrine was later shifted with other deities of Sri Vijayadurga and Sri Shanthadurga to its present location in the year 1567. The temple still has wooden bars relief and carvings. The paintings and carvings in the temple chowka depicts Sri Narasimha Purana are beautiful and are worth seeing. The sanctum houses the idols of Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu and the atmosphere is calm and peaceful. The hall of the temple also displays the images of other incarnations of God Vishnu.
The architecture of the temple is very old and as the roof of the temple still glitters like gold, the carvings are very intricate and still there are wooden bars which take you back to the 18th century. The Mahajans of the temple belong only to the Shankpinga Kutsa Gotra. One of the very interesting feature of the temple is the presence of a fresh water spring fills the temple tank. The steps at the tank allow you to take a dip in the waters. One can also see a Musician's gallery nearby.
The festivals of Navratri and Ramanavami are celebrated with a lot of pomp and show and the annual jatra or procession is taken out on Magha Masa. A procession of the Sri Laxmi Narasimha is held on every Shukla Chaturdashi.
Timings: 6:30 AM - 12:45 PM and 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM.