Shri Chandranath Temple

Shri Chandranath Temple


Shri Chandranath is located on the top of a 350m high hill of Chandranath, Paroda in Quepem. The main Deity is Lord Chandreshwar.

Lord Chandreshwar was the titular deity of the Bhoja kings who ruled South Goa before the coming of the Portuguese, till the middle of 8th century. They had named their capital Chandrapur after the deity.

The temple has the famous Shiva Linga, which was supposed to ooze water with the touch of moonlight. Some sources say that the temple has been designed in such a way, that moonlight falls directly on the Shiva Linga on full moon nights.