The Mahamaya Devi temple is located at Aquem in South Goa District. It is dedicated to goddess Mahamaya Devi who is known to be a fierce form of Goddess Durga. There is also another temple dedicated to goddess Mahamaya Devi at Ratanpur in Chhattisgarh.
Legend and Stories
According to legend it is known that during the battle between the Gods on one side and the demons or Asuras on the other, Lord Indra the king of Gods, fought against the mighty Mahisasur. In this battle as the demon overwhelmed Lord Indra, the other Gods went to Lord Vishnu & Lord Shiva. Due to this cowardly act, both Lord Vishnu & Lord Shiva got angry and combined their powers to create "Mahamaya", a goddess with all the good qualities. Mahamaya was later known as Durga or Jagdambe or Jagatdhari and was known to be responsible for the destruction of all the demons including the mighty Mahisasur.
How to Reach Sibi
The Dabolim Airport lies just 29 kilometres from the state’s capital, Panjim. It is well connected by daily flights from Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Cochin and Bangalore. The two major railheads in Goa are Madgaon and Thivim, which are well connected by trains from all over the country. There are a number of public as well as private bus operators in Goa, which offer options for intra-city and inter-city conveyance.
Mahamaya Devi Temple,
Aquem, South Goa,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Removal of debt
- Good health
- Family welfare
- Attainment of noble positions
Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.
Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.
Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe
Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.