Wagheshwar Mandir, Tondavali


Wagheshwar is the Heavenly divine of Tondavali village. There is a self-sacrificing Shivling in the temple of Wagheshwar. There is a dense forest surrounding this temple at the foot of the hill and around the village. The villagers have seen that the tiger and leopards come in peace in the inner house of the Wagheshwar temple. Earlier, the tigers used to come regularly in the temple. It was as if he had the right place. This place was known as ‘Shri Dev Wagheshwar’, who came to the temple to roam the tiger. Tiger is worshiped in every house of the village. Tondavali, who worshiped the Tiger and loved the tigers, is the only village in the state.


Near the Wagheshwar temple there are two samadhi of the tiger. The tigers are common in this village and there is no such example that Tigers attacked the people till date. The people of this village have faith in the belief that Wagheshwar is the guardian of this village. Even today, all the works, transactions and festivals are celebrated in the village by believing in Wagheshwar. Along with the tiger and the other wild animals, other wild animals also look like Naadi.


Getting There : 
By Air : Nearest is Goa Dabolim.
By Rail : Nearest railway station Kankavali.
By Road : Mumbai Goa Highway.

Places to see nearby :
1. Tondavali Beach
2. Malvan
3. Tarkarli Beach
4. Achara Beach


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