Shri Manguesh Temple is located at Mangueshi Village in Pirol, Ponda taluka, Goa it is at a distance of 1km from Mardol and close to Nagueshi, Panaji the Capital of Goa is about 22 km and Margao 26 km. The 400-year-old Shri Mangesh temple dedicated to Shiva stands out with its simple and yet exquisite- ly elegant structure. The temple is noted for the pillars which are considered to be the most beautiful among the temple is Goa. There is a prominent Nandi Bull which is considered to be the Vahana (Ve- hicle) 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 believed to be the oldest part of the temple .
We, the Mahajans have a profound faith and a place of Veneration in our hearts towards our Kuladev Shri Manguesh at Mangeshim . The temple of Shri Mangesh has a sacrosanct duly, we have contributed unreservedly in our mites in preserving this magnificent temple. Needless to emphasize, this temple and the agarshalas and the Math in its periphery require continuous maintainence/renovation/repairs etc. With this in view, the Shri Mangirish Seva Samiti was constituted in the early seventies. While the present efforts have a measure achieved the desired goals, as far as aesthetics of the precincts and more amenities and comfort to its mahajans are concerned, much remains to be done. The present Agarshala as a result of an ever increasing inflow of mahajans from Goa and outside have proved inadequate rendering the problem of accommodation more acute. To relieve the pressure on existing facilities the construction of Shri Manguesh math, approx 300 meters away from Shri Manguesh temple and adjacent to national Highway, in an imposing idyllic surrounding, has been launched. It envisages construction of two grand halls to hold social functions such as marriages, thread ceremony, conference and rooms to accommodate Kulavi’s Mahajans etc. The project cost works out to the tune of Rs.1,60,00,000/- (Rupees one crore, sixty lakhs only) This extraordinary session under the presidency of Shri Xantaram J.S. Contoco. Approved the new plan of construction of Shri Manguesh Math. You are requested to draw your demand draft or cheques crossed and account payee in favor of Shri Mangirish Math Seva Samiti and send them to the President at the Mangesh Devasthan’s address.