The Nachinola village is situated in the Bardez taluka and is well known in Goa as it has a lot of archaeological and mythological legacies. Fr. H. Heras SJ, an archaeologist in 1922 began excavation work along with research team. However the Portuguese government forced him to abandon it as they felt that it would unearth the footprints of the refugees who had fled during the inquisition.
The Nachinola village of Goa has an interesting story. The name Nachinola comes from the expression of Nach-go-Nola (dance O Nola). Nola was a beautiful girl who lived there and the word Nach came from the temple dancing girls. There is also an open space here that was earlier known as the street of dancing girls.
The village of Nachinola has an unexplored archaeological treasure that exists at the side of the Ravalnath temple. There is also a church here that was built in 1676 dedicated to Bom Jesus that holds the annual feast known as Santissimo Sacramento e Bom Jesus on 1st January.