Shri Mangueshi Temple
The Shri Mangeshi Temple is set on top of a hill at Priol, northwest of Ponda leading to Old Goa. The 400-year-old Shri Mangeshi temple dedicated to Shiva stands out with its simple and yet exquisitely elegant structure. The temple is noted for the pillars which are considered to be the most beautiful among the temples in Goa. There is a prominent Nandi Bull which is considered to be the Vahana (Vehicle) of Shiva. A beautiful seven-storeyed deepstambha (lamp tower), stands at the gates in the temple complex. The temple also has a magnificent water tank, which is believe to be the oldest part of the temple. . During the festival of Mangesh Jatra, the rath (temple chariot) is pulled by several devotees.