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Shri Devi Navadurga Temple, Redi

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The Shri Navadurga Temple was built in dedication to Goddess Navadurga – a form of Goddess Parvati. She is also referred to as the Mahishasura Mardini. The temple is located in the village of Redi.

The idol of Navadurga is said to have been found earlier in the Tiswadi Taluka of Goa, as early as the 10th Century. During the raid of the Portuguese, she was shifted to Redi in the 16th Century and has been in this Sindhudurg Region of the Maharashtra state ever since.

Goddess Navdurga is believed to be the Kuldevta of several families belonging to the Goud Saraswat Brahmin clan. The idol is said to be at least 450 years old.

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