Damodar Temple at Zambaulim in Goa

The Damodar Temple is situated on the banks of the Kushawati River about 22 kms from Margao at Zambaulim. Many devotees come to the Kushawati River as they believe that it has healing powers and can cure them from bodily ills. The famous temple houses an incarnation of lord Shiva, the deity of lord Damodar.

The deity was originally based in a temple where the Holy Spirit church in Margao now stands and was moved to escape from the Portuguese inquisition in 1565 when the temple was destroyed and the church was built on its site. Both Hindus as well as the Catholics alike revere it. Shigmo the Goan Hindu festival of color is the main festival celebrated at the Damodar temple.