Datta Mandir located in the chaul part of Revdanda. It is the temple of Lord Datta. The temple is situated atop the peak with almost 1500 steep stairs that are to be climbed up. The entire region around the Revdanda can be viewed from the temple. The temple is said to be built during the ShivajiRaje reign to keep an eye on the enemies.
About the temple
The red domed temple of Datta Mandir is situated at the hill top is said to be constructed by Swami Bramhendra. The temple has three headed statue of ShriDatta and this idol represents the trinity of Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara. The other popular temple of Datta Mandir is at Sanquelim and it is well known all over Goa as it is said that it miraculously cures patient suffering from mental troubles. It is believed by people that the trinity deity of Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwarablesses these patients and relieves their pain. This temple is situated 37 km from Dattawadi, Sanquelium and about 40km from Margoa. This temple is century old and it has a back drop of beautiful hillock covered with dense groves of areca palms. The interior of the temple is made from white marbles, which provides peace of mind for the devotees visiting the temple. The red domed Datta temple of Revdanda, offers picturesque view of the great unconquered fort of Murud-Janjira and the coastal area that is surrounded to it. The temple surrounded by the green lushly greenery is safe and sound from all sorts of commercialization. This view of the temple makes it worthy to climb such step stairs and it also provides peace of mind to their devotees and helps to relax from the stressful working days and daily routines. The temple can be reached easily by the roadways but it is suggested to take the trekking path to enjoy the nature and it will also feel one with the startling sensation of reaching the hill top.
The festival of Datta Jayanti which comes in the month of December is auspiciously celebrated in the temple.
How to Reach Datta Mandir
The temple is well connected by road, and the nearest railway station is in Roha. The nearest airport is in Mumbai.
Chaul Datta Mandir Post Bhowale Tal:
Maharashtra - 402203
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Removal of forefathers' sins
- Liberation from ancestoral sins
- Freedom from parental curses
- Relief from diseases
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).
The temple is open from 6.30-11.00 a.m. and 4.30-7.00 p.m.