Saturday, 11 June 2016

Goan springs (North Goa) Pics and videos

North Goa
Some springs from North Goa
(for South Goa see link in the end)

09.06.2016
Massordem, Valpoi
about a kilometre away from the main centre
About 10 minutes walking involved including crossing of riverlet / Stream
Watch video for details

Video - Massorde zor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdOWHGOxn1s

Pics
The spring


 this way to the spring
Covered Passage, plants
Nearby
Temple - Mahadev, Ralloba
Ladies changing room


Boca de Vaca

Near Mahalaxmi Temple
Panaji

PIC Feb 2013
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk65/8512200999/

Video
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU2kICUaVO0


New / Latest Pics and Video Boc de Vaca 15.6.16

Video - 16.6.16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIoG71Lf-hU
Salmona Spring, Saligao
14.6.2016
From the main road,  take inside very narrow road about 1.5km.
The road ends at the spring. You will see some old houses as well as new bungalows of non-Goans may be of bollywood actors etc
Locals say they don't come here to have bath (Except for washing clothes and vehicles) as they fear that the spring is polluted due to  the huge garbage dump uphill (like sonsodo, where new garbage treatment plant has come up now?) about 300mts away from the spring.
However, it seems some picnickers do visit here as can be seen from the garbage heap including beer, whisky bottles etc

Pic March 2006 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk8/473643473/

Video: Salmona Spring - 14.6.16

https://youtu.be/jMA-zYPHZ9E

Pomburpa Spring
Pics June 2008

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk1/2601917328/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk24/4327583400/
Video 2010

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgB6we7ig4A
Another video 2008
with villagers, Parish priest etc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRaBLn_EpnM

Merces Spring

Magsaysay award winner Dr. Rajendra Singh has said that Merces
natural spring is one of the best natural water springs in Goa and
should not be spoiled at any cost (April 2003)


In his touching speech Dr. Rajendra Singh urged the Goans and local
people to save this type of natural water resources. The yatra meeting
concluded by shouting slogans like amkam zai, amkam zai, amchi zhor
amkam zai, sodchena re sodchena, sarki kelea xivai sodchena.
Pics - 16.6.2016


Video: Merces Spring 16.6.16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XXbMaGrSbA

Maina Spring
Maina is in Batim Village (local name / pronunciation Mainne Batti or Battyer zor)
From Pilar Goa-Velha Road take Curca/Bambolim Road then after about 2 minutes drive take road right at the cross roads to Batim, you will then come across Batim Church, Batim Lake and soon the Spring to the left.  The road leading to Santana Church  which joins Curca-Bambolim-Merces Road
Same road leads to St. Simao Church uphill, which is after the spring

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/27497567840/in/photostream

Video Maina Spring  16.6.16

https://youtu.be/CI7poVuMaOk

Curca spring
There are two springs close to each other
One can get here either Panaji -Bambolim - Siridao Road
or Panaji - Merces - Bambolim - Curca road
Then take road going towards Curca Church and ask anyone 'Curca Spring' or 'Curca Zor' (sound Curca = KURKA)
There is a Temple of Mahadev and from the end of the road about 5 minutes uphill walking involved, Spring 2 is about 2 minutes  away from Spring 1
In the vicinity, we spotted several ancient structures or stone walls remains, don't know what existed here in the past. Check out various pics
Pics and Video 20.6.2016

This way to the springs

Spring I

Spring II

Kanddam

arecanut plantation, beetle nuts
Main Road view from the spring

Madhev Temple near spring, way to

Another Temple at Curca

Video - 2in1 springs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVYF6WkW908

Neura
opp Church
Pics / Video 16 June 2016

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/27164436614/in/photostream/

Pic Nov 2015
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/23553682961/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/23340341290/
Aug. 2008
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk1/2724086331/

Video: 16.6.16

https://youtu.be/Qjpg8nqaOkM

Savlem Spring
Pilerne, Goa
Pics and Video 14.6.16


Video- Savle Zor  14.6.16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJRFUEwSSGI

There is another spring at Maina Pilerne in pvt property of Hindu Bhatji?
We attempted to visit there but were discouraged by the Bhat house saying there is nothing left to see or polluted due to industrial waste etc.  It is located deep inside the Areca nuts plantations. 
Next to the Bhat house there is a Dhobi / Laundry, saw lot of hospital linen / uniform on the clothes line , also saw ironing

Reis Magos, Verem
Near Church
Pic April 2014


Pilar Spring
Below Pilar Seminary / Church
Same road to Chruch but take left after Fr. Agnelo School etc
There is a new Jr Seminary near the spring.
I first visited this spring about 25 years ago
Pics/Video 16.6.16


Video Pilar Spring  / Pilarchi Zor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uI09WBVMzo

More updates soon

Some recommendation recvd:  1 in asagao Bairo Alto, Kuntla in Kuchelim, 2 in Naroa, Spring at Mottant, Baga, and one near church Azossim
 
More suggestions welcome
 
South Goa springs visit here
http://joegoauk-pointofview.blogspot.in/2007/04/goan-springs-south-goa-with-pics-video.html

Monday, 16 May 2016

Suvadik Kantar, Carambolim


Grand Konkani Musical Show At Carambolim Church
Organised by Carambolim Sports Club on 30th April 2016

With Lorna Cordeiro, Lawry Travasso, Aniceto Lourenco, Com Jesus Antao,
Com Ben Evangelisto, Ana Fay Goes. Elaine Pinto, Muruna Cardoso etc etc

Compere: Alvito Pires de Menezes
Band: Norman Cardozo etc

Pics
Ben Evangelisto


Lona Cordeiro
Goan nightingale

Lorna with Lawry Travasso

Lawry Travasso

Ben Evangelisto and Com Jesus Antao
 
Band
Norman Cardozo, Cannon , Theo Alvares, Sammy Braganza, John de madel etc
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauktiatr14/27079281095/in/photostream/


 Parish Priest, Sarpanch, MLA, ZP, Club President etc
MLA Pandurang Madkaikar,  Mrs Madkaikar, ZP Dakhu Madkaikar, Fr. Orlando Marques,
Sarpanch Wanisha Valadares, Panch Wilson Valadares,  Club President Menino Cardoso
Compere @ Avito Pires de Menezes

 Muruna Cardoso

 Ana Fay Goes

Elaine Pinto

Aniceto Lourenco

The Church

Audience, crowd
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauktiatr14/26473916724/in/photostream/

Flyer
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauktiatr14/26473685864/in/photostream

Entry Ticket
Rs.200, 300..
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauktiatr14/27098368395/


Video 1
Ben Evangelisto singing London gelolom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4azvqpplcOk

Video 2
Lorna with Lawry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDdkwvAIzBI


Video 3 Muruna Cardoso singing
Kornbollecho Ganv (Carambolim)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7pmquSbDyQ

Video 4
Ana Fay Goes - Bomboichi Birmutti

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_f0oIo98yw

Video 5
Lawry Travasso

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cOZU6tGNoE


Video 6
Goan Nightingale - Lorna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO3wJy-JnME

Video 7
Lawry Travasso
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dX_XL2J4ho