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Ponda and it's surrounding
 
Its situation at the cross roads of Panjim, Margao and Bicholim makes its position strategic. The city has grown considerably, overflowing beyond its outskirts and enveloping the suburbs. This town, is surrounded by villages almost reaching Farmagudi on the north and touching Tiska on the east. The hub of commercial activity is around the Dada Vaidya monument. The panoramic beauty of this area and the Hindu rituals are fascinating. Within 3 to 5 kilometers from the town are situated the temples of Shri Shantadurga at Qeula, Shri Ramnath, Shri Mahalaxmi, Shri Naguesh at Bandora, a little further away are the temples of its situation at the cross roads of Panjim, Margao and Bicholim makes its position strategic. The city has grown considerably, overflowing beyond its outskirts and enveloping the suburbs.

This town, is surrounded by villages almost reaching Farmagudi on the north and touching Tiska on the east. The hub of commercial activity is around the Dada Vaidya monument. The panoramic beauty of this area and the Hindu rituals are fascinating. Within 3 to 5 kilometers from the town are situated the temples of Shri Shri Ganapati at Khandola, the Temple of Shri Mahalsa at Mardol and the temple of Shri Kamaksha at Shiroda. Excelling them all in magnificence and wealth is the temple of Shri Mangueshi, dedicated to Lord Shiva. maugueshi temple

The Safa Masjid, a Mohammedan Mosque, is also a historical landmark. It was built by Ibrahim Adil Shah in 1560.

Another landmark is the church of Santa Anna built originally in 1700 and administered by the Jesuits. The present church was rebuilt by Viceroy Conde de Ega at the time when the Marathas were defeated in 1763. The historic chapel of Our Lady of Carmo at Sodar was built in 1782 by the efforts of Coronel Antonio de Assa Castelo Branco, Commander of the Royal Legion of the old Province of ponda.

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