DAILY PHOTO: Hindu Temple in Panaji’s Old Quarter

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Taken in October of 2016 in Panjim (Panaji)

Taken in October of 2016 in Panjim (Panaji)

 

Hindu temples are ubiquitous throughout India, but in Goa they tend to be overshadowed by massive Christian churches and cathedrals. (Despite the fact that Christians only make up about a quarter of the Goan population while Hindus make up about 2/3rds.)  This was one of the more prominent Hindu temples we saw. It’s located in Old Quarter.

DAILY PHOTO: Back Alley Classic

Taken on October 9, 2016 in Panjim

Taken on October 9, 2016 in Panjim

 

One never knows what one will find in the twisting back alleys of an ancient town.

DAILY PHOTO: Azad Maidan, Panjim

Taken on October 9, 2016 in Panjim, Goa

Taken on October 9, 2016 in Panjim, Goa

 

This monument is dedicated to Dr. Tristao de Braganza Cunha, who was an Indian nationalist who opposed the colonial regime. While India gained it’s independence from Britain in 1947, Goa remained under Portuguese rule until 1961.