The temple is located in Poinguinim Village in Canacona Region. This temple is dedicated to Parusharam – the sixth reincarnation of Vishnu God, who, according to believes, has created the western sea coast line of Karnataka state.
About The Temple
The temple is located amidst the quiet of the surrounding deep heavy woods. The architecture is a traditional one for this region: carved wooden columns which process mandala (the building at the entrance) and shikara.
Legend and Stories
According to the legend, Parashuram has got this land from the God of Sea, who promised to give him as much land as he could take by an ax throwing. Thus Parashuram has got Konkan, Kerala and Kanara regions. The legend also tells that Parashuram has really wanted to throw the axe as far away from him as possible, because he killed his native mother with this axe. Although he did such an awful action following the behest of his father, who later returned his wife back to life.
The Dabolim Airport (60km) in Panaji is the nearest airport. Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Sahara Airlines fly into Panjim several times a day from Bangalore, Bombay and New Delhi.
Nearest Railhead is Canacona (10km).
The sanctuary is about two km from Poinguinim, which is 10 km away from Chaudi, the main town of Cancacona on NH 17. One can hire local transport from Poinguinim to reach this sanctuary.
Shri Parashuram Temple,
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.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.