This temple is located at a distance of 22 kms from Panaji at Bandivade, Goa. The presiding deity is Lord Ramnath. Similar to most temples in Goa, the idol here was originally from another temple and was shifted here to prevent getting vandalized by the Portuguese. According to mythology, Lord Rama on killing Ravana was struck with remorse. In order to atone for the sin he installed a Shiv Linga and worshipped it at Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu. This temple is considered equivalent to Rameshwaram. The other deities in this temple include Lord LakshmiNarayan, Goddess Kamakshi, Lord Santeri and Lord Sidhanath. The annual festival or Jatra of the temple is celebrated with pomp and gaiety by the devotees with the traditional Palakhi (palanquin) parading around the temple carrying the idol of the deity.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.