Shri Vijayadurga Sansthan

Keri, Phonda, Goa

 

 






Goddess Shri Vijayadurga

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Shri Vijayadurga Temple located in Keri, Phonda, Goa

Keri is about 30 km from Panaji, the capital city of Goa. Shri Vijayadurga Temple, built in 1560, is located at Keri in North Goa District of Goa.


Invitation to devotees for Navtatri Utsav

 


Completion of Kalyan Mandap : Articles in Presss : Donations-Puja types : Bookings for Rooms, Hall, Kalyan Mandap : Order


Devi Stotra :

Shri Vijayadurga Stotra available with us...

Shri Vijayadurga Stotram
Shri Vijayadurga Mangalashtak
Shri Vijayadurga Arati

 


Distance of various important cities of Goa.
From City Distance
Panaji 30kms
Madgaon Railway station 24 kms
Vasco Airport 26 kms
karamali Railway station 22 kms.
Ponda bus stand 9 kms.

Public bus transport is available from Ponda bus stand on weekdays at an interval of 1 hour from 8 0'clock in the morning till 7.00p.m. in the evening. One has to board a bus going to Savoi-verem or volvoi from Ponda bus stand and get down at shri Maruti Temple stop at Keri.The temple is at a distance of 500 mtrs from the bus stop.Taxi and rickshaw services are also available from Ponda city.
Accomodation & boarding facilities are available with advance intimation and subject to availability.During festival periods it is difficult to get rooms without advance bookings. During other days ,rooms are normally available for stay.


Details about Shri vijayadurga Sansthan
Year Event
1560 Temple at keri was built
1797 The present Mandap of the temple was built
1819 Nagarkhana of the temple was built
1977 Pratishthapana of the idol was done
1986 New DEEPA-STAMBHA was constructed
2001 A dining hall, kitchen and four residential rooms for mahajans were built
2006 additional 12 rooms were added

 


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Shri Vijayadurga Sansthan,
Keri, Ponda,
Goa - 403401
Phone -0832 -2340245 , 2340498

Email : info@shrivijayadurga.org

Distance of various important cities of Goa.
From City Distance Panaji 30kms
Madgaon Railway station 24 kms
Vasco Airport 26 kms
karamali Railway station 22 kms.
Ponda bus stand 9 kms.
Public bus transport is available from Ponda bus stand on weekdays at an interval of 1 hour from 8 0'clock in the morning till 7.00p.m. in the evening. One has to board a bus going to Savoi-verem or volvoi from Ponda bus stand and get down at shri Maruti Temple stop at Keri.The temple is at a distance of 500 mtrs from the bus stop.Taxi and rickshaw services are also available from Ponda city.
Accomodation & boarding facilities are available with advance intimation and subject to availability.During festival periods it is difficult to get rooms without advance bookings. During other days ,rooms are normally available for stay.

Annadan Yojana

A scheme named as ANNADAN YOJANA was launched in the year 2001 whereby food/prasad is made available to the visitors from breakfast in the morning till dinner at night.The scheme is continuously in operation for all the days of the year.

There are no charges to be paid for this facility but devotees can make voluntary contributions which can be deposited in the donation box placed in the dining hall.Donations for annadan Yojana are also accepted at Devasthan office.

 
 

History : Shri Vijayadurga

It was once said that when the war going between Vishnu and Shiva was stopped by Shri Shantadurga when she took Vishnu and Shiva by her left and right hand, and according to the Skandapurana it is said that how Lord Shiva, when defeated by his spouse Parvati in a game of dice, had left mount Kailash and gone to Gomanchala near Kushasthali for tapasya (penance). It is here that he heard the cries of the Brahmin, Loma Sharma, caught by a crocodile in the river Aghanashini. When Shiva saved Loma Sharma, he prayed to the Lord to remain in Kushasthali. Similarly, when Parvati arrived looking for Shiva, she was also requested to stay at the nearby village of Keloshi (Kadalivana Quelossim). This shrine of Shri Shantadurga Devi is Situated to the present day location, Kavlem and is often known as Kavlem Shantadurga. The Shantadurga of Kavlem was then said to have gone to Shankwali to kill the demons harassing the Brahmins there. This arrival of Shri Shantadurga in her aggressive form is worshipped in the present day Gothana - Ponda, Goa. When she destroyed all the demons in Sankhwali, she earned the name of Vijaya and hence from Shantadurga she was given the name as Vijayadurga.

The mahajans are either Gauda saraswat bramhins or Dravid/Karahde bramhins.In the case of gauda saraswats, they are mahajans of Shri Shantadurga & Shri Laxminarasinha of Gothan Veling(a place situated at a distance of 6kms from Keri). However in the case of Dravid /karhade bramhins , they are mahajans of Shri Vijayadurga only.
The Gauda saraswat bramhins of the following gotras are the mahajans of Shri Vijayadurga, Shri Shantadurga & Shri Laxminarsinha of gothan Veling:
Vatsa gotra, Bharadwaj, Kashyap, Atri, Kaundinya, Kaushik,Vashishta gotras.The dravid/karhade bramhins of Kashyap gotra, Kutsa gotra and Bharadwaj gotra are mahajans of Shri Vijayadurga

 
 
Daily time schedule at Shri Vijayadurga

8.00a.m. to 9.30 a.m.

Abhishek

1.00p.m.

Aarti

8.30 p.m.

Evening Aarti

8.30 p.m.

Palakhi:Fortnightly on Dashami day

Time schedule for other facilities available at Shri Vijayadurga Saunsthan:

7.00 a.m. to 7.30 a.m.

Morning tea

8.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.

Breakfast

1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.

Lunch/Prasad

4.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Evening Tea

8.30 p.m. to 9. 30 p.m Dinner -all days except Dashami(Palakhi Day)
8.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. Dinner(on Dashami day):

Room Tariff:
A.C. Room:Rs 500/- per day.
Non-A.C. Room(attached):Rs 200/- per day.
Non-A.C. room (Non -attached):Rs150/-per day.
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