Shri Devi Sharvani Temple in Goa

Shri Devi Sharvani Temple dedicated to Goddess Sharvani is situated at Advolpal in the Bicholim taluka of North Goa. It is located at about 2.5 kms from Assonora on the Pirna main road and is situated amidst scenic surroundings.

Goddess Sharvani is known for fulfilling her devotees' vows through Kaul Prasad. The temple of Devi Sharvani was originally known to have been situated in Saligao. At the end of the 16th century it was shifted to Ajgaon and during the Portuguese rule it was shifted to Advolpal.

The Devi Sharvani temple complex comprises of many other temples such as Jagrut Swayambhu temple, Goddess Sharvani temple, temples of Mahadev, Vetal with his life size stone image, and other deities which are known to be the family deities of Kuladaivat of Prabhus, Shenais (Shenoys), Naiks, Dhonds and Petkars.

A number of festivals are celebrated in the Devi Sharvani temple such as the vardharpan day, Divja zatra day and the annual zatra day in November/December. Thousands of devotees are known to attend these festivities during which a procession is held and the Goddess is taken out in a decorated chariot.

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