Category Archives: Goa

Salutations to the God of Intellect and Wisdom. This year the festival in honour of Ganesha will be celebrated on Monday, September 9. Excerpts from my introduction to the Ganesha photo gallery in The Huffington Post, 2010: The story is told that the elephant-headed Ganesha and his brother Kartikeya, the god of war, were once […]

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Falls of the Beloved. Deep in the Western Sahyadri range at an elevation of 800 m in northeast Goa is perched its highest village, Surla. Access to this remote outpost involves a steep climb up the winding mountain pass of Chorla Ghat, and then a brief foray across the state border into Karnataka before a […]

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Venite Adoremus Dominum. This centre of worship in the coastal village of Cavelossim in south Goa began as a chapel in 1763 and was elevated to a church in 1948. In his monograph, The Parish Churches of Goa (Amazing Goa Publications, 2006), José Lourenço cites the structure as an example of the “Mannerist Neo-Roman style” […]

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