Maruti Temple

Mala

DESCRIPTION:

The Maruti temple is situated on top of of the Altinho hillock overlooking the Fontainhas district in Panaji, the capital of Goa. It is dedicated to lord Hanuman, the monkey god and enshrines Lord Hanuman as the presiding deity. Near the Maruti temple on the southern edge of Fontainhas, the Fontainhas of Phoenix spring is situated from which it derives its name. This spring has three tanks where water collects from the mountain before flowing into a reservoir. It was once the lifeline of the area and even today it is in use. The Maruti temple is also beautifully lit up at night and as it is brightly lit the temple is visible from a distance. One can approach the Maruti Hanuman temple by following the old Margao road that runs parallel to the Qurem creek.