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morjai temple

Overview


Morjhim is a beautiful village that lies in the Pernem district in north Goa. The main occupation here is fishing and farming. However other activities such as toddy tapping, fenny distilling, basket weaving and coir making are also carried out. People in Morjhim celebrate festivals of Sangodd, Sao Joao and St Roque.


About the Temple


The Sri Morjai temple is situated in Morjhim amidst natural surroundings. This ancient historical temple is dedicated to Goddess, Sri Morjai. She is known to be one of the seven sisters who came and resided in different parts of Goa along with their brother, Sri Khetoba. Morjai temple at Morjhim possesses a beautiful look as the temple walls are decorated with rare and extinct 'Kaavi' art friezes. The original 'Mukhmandap' (hall) and its window grills also have various geometric and floral patterns which are depicted with 'Kaavi' art. The exterior 'Sabhamandap' (outer hall) dates to 1936 and has rectangular columns supporting a balcony.


Festivals


The main festival celebrated at the Sri Morjai temple is 'Kalaas Utsav' which is celebrated once in every three, five, seven or nine years and lasts for nearly a month. The festival begins from the 'Phalgun Shudda Panchami' and concludes with a big religious and cultural gathering in which people from nearby places gather in large numbers.


Accessibility


Airport

Dabolim Airport is the closest Airport which is just about 29 km away from the Morjhim Beach.

Railways

Tivim Railway Station is the closest railway station which is just about 13 km away from the Morjhim Beach.

Road

Goa is well-connected by road network to nearby foremost places and neighbouring state. NH 17 links Goa to Mumbai.

Temple Address


Morjai Temple,
Morjhim,
Goa,
Pin code -403512.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Protection
Shlokas

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).

Timings

09:00 am to 06:00 pm

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