Thursday, June 2, 2011

Shri Chandreshwar Bhootnath Temple, Paroda Hill



Shri Chandreshwar Bhootnath Temple, Paroda Hill

I always wanted to go up there to visit the temple
Fiaally, we made it on 30th May 2011


You must have seen the beautiful entry gate towards your right
while travelling to Quepem etc
Downhill, there is a small village too.


The ancient Chandreshwar Temple or Chandranath Temple located
at Paroda Parvat (mountain/ Hill) the road / gate to the temple seen
on the way to Quepem etc


It is said Shri Chandreshwar Temple atop the Chandranath Hill dates
from the pre-Christian era, when this region formed part of the
Boja capital of Chandrapur (today's Chandor).
It’s about 15 kms from Margao




There are about 450 steps with railings.
Although one can reach up there by car etc, one still has to climb
about 100 steps

The pics
The gate – as seen from the main road to Quepem etc

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk38/5787569229/sizes/l/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk38/5788123976/sizes/l/

 Down Stairs
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk38/5787564353/sizes/l/

Upstairs
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk38/5787562235/sizes/l/


Approaching
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk38/5788116286/sizes/l/



 The temple – left side
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk38/5788114166/sizes/l/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk38/5788110404/sizes/l/

Giant chariots housed in here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk38/5788112154/sizes/l/

The Temple –Front / top
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk38/5787552585/sizes/l/

The Temple –Frontal
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk38/5788105220/sizes/l/



The Temple – right side
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk38/5788106974/sizes/l/

Sorry, no inside pics taken as internal photography is prohibited as
in most temples.

I like to go there (Parvatar) again soon and will update this blog accordingly

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