Mahalaxmi Temple


14.5/5(10 Ratings)

Mahalaxmi Temple Overview

Ranked 7 of 104 sightseeing in Panjim

Mahalaxmi Temple is located opposite to the Dada Vaidya road in Panjim. This was the first Hindu temple that Portuguese were allowed to build in 1818 after about 300 years in Goa. Popularly known as the Goddess of Wealth, Mahalaxmi is also regarded the presiding deity of the Panaji city.  

While the temple was in approval process the deity was kept at the house of Mhamai Kamat, located near The Idalcao Palace. Chaitra Purnima,  Maruti Jatra and Navratri festivals are celebrated in the temple.   

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM -8:30 PM
8:00 AM -8:30 PM
8:00 AM -8:30 PM
Public Holidays:
8:00 AM -8:30 PM

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

3023 reviews

Goddess Lakshmi, The Goddess Of Wealth

Famous Mahalakshmi Temple is the most precious asset in the Capital situated at Dada Vaidya Road earlier was known as Rua da Saudade, this temple is 190 years old and has a fascinating story. The main deity is Goddess Lakshmi, The Goddess of Wealth and is the same idol brought by the Havig Brahmins from Karwar in the 16th Century, but could not find a suitable alms for their deity, a local man Kamat Mhamai, who was in Portuguese Army helped a lot and finally permission was granted to erect the temple on 2nd Jul 1818 by Portuguese governor Conde De Rio Pardo, and on 10th July 1818, the deity was consecrated there and the foundation stone of the Mahalaxmi temple was laid, which was completed in 1819. The magnificent Sabhamandap of the temple has been added later and today the recently completed new building of the temple stands proudly as a superb addition to the landmarks of Panjim city, and the devotees from all surrounding feel blessed by the Goddess, and tourists and visitors are visiting regularly. Further a great attraction is the Jamma Masjid, the Church of Immaculate Conception all historic monuments are situated on the same Road.

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Arun banavali

Arun banavali4.3/5

16 reviews

Lot of peace

A nice darshan we had in this temple when we reached, the arati was just over. A good place for meditation. You get lot of peace, confidence when we meditate here. Free lunch is available as prasadam. We may donate any amount that you feel fit for the same.

Chatan vadgama

Chatan vadgama4.3/5

3 reviews

Temple very calm and soothing

Visited very early morning and had feeling of bigness on entering. Had good darshan and whole area was very calm and soothing. There were also adjoining temples in the same premises and a wide path all around.

Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n5.0/5

522 reviews

Famous temple

Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the old and famous temple of Hindu in Goa. This temple is dedicated to goddesses Laxmi Temple. Temple is very well maintained.Temple architecture is very good. Had a very good time with family at this temple


A S3.9/5

453 reviews

Age old beauty

This area of Goa has several temples and of which Mahalxmi is the largest. You will certainly appreciate the architectural beauty of this temple and what will amaze you most is that this is 600 year old architecture. This place attracts a lot of devotees and is part of every tourist sightseeing packages also for the reason there is a famous church and Jama Masjid on the same road.

Sabyasachi Rayc

Sabyasachi Rayc3.6/5

192 reviews

First temple in Goa which was officially built after the Inquisition

A temple with a slight touch of history. This was the first temple in Goa which was officially allowed to be built after the end of the Inquisition. The Goan Inquisition officially ended 30 years after it had ended in Portugal. Check this temple at the southern end of the Municipal gardens and at the start of the Altinho Hills.

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