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Sri Devaki Krishna Temple

Sri Devaki Krishna Temple 17 km from Panaji at Marcela, Ponda, this temple is commonly known as Pisso Ravalnath. During the days of spiritual persecution the deity was shifted from Chorao, Tiswadi to Mayem in Bicholim and from there to the present place. The Black-stone idol of Devki (mother of Lord Krishna) in standing posture and a child Krishna is exclusive in Goa. The most vital festival is "Malni Paurnima" in the month of Pausa (January). This seems to be the only temple in India where lord Krishna is worshipped with Devaki as Devakikrishna. The main Deities Devakikrishna and affiliate deities of Bhumika Devi, Laxmi Ravalnath, Mallinath, Katyayani, Chodaneshwar and Dhada Shankar. Mahajana/Kulavis belong to Atri, Kasyapa, Vatsa, Kaudinya, Bharadwaj, Vasista. Surnames Prabhu, Kamat, Ghadiyar, Naik, Kini. The palaki is taken in Shukla and Trayodashi (except in Chaturmas). Ramanabami, Gokulastami are celebrated grandly.

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