Borim in Goa

Borim is a small village at Ponda in Goa that is situated at about 34 kms. from Panaji and 12 kms. from Margao. It is famous for the Shri Navdurga Sausthan temple which is among the famous religious places in Goa. The temple houses an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, the consort of Shiva known as Goddess Navdurga.

It is known that a group of Brahmins had earlier brought the Goddess Navdurga deity from a place known as Karad in Maharashtra to Benaulim in the South Goa district in the Salcete taluka. Subsequently it was moved to its present site at Borim. The villagers of Borim celebrate a festival known as the Borim Zatra in the month of November which is dedicated to Goddess Navdurga.