Bodgeshwar Temple, Goa
The Shri Bodgeshwar temple is located near Mapusa at about 12 kms. from Panaji.The temple is situated amongst rice fields just outside Mapusa city. Locally, the place is known as as Bodgini, It has a shrine which is dedicated to Kanakeshwar Baba or Bodgeshwar. Bodgeshwar is regarded as 'Angavani' which refers to one to whom vows are made and who fulfills desires of the devotees.
Legend says that on moonless nights, one can sometimes see the torch held by the diety Bodgeshwar, as he roams the fields near the temple. There is a belief among people that all their prayers will be fulfilled and thousands of devotees flock to this temple. The people also offer offerings to the diety as promised by them on fulfillment of their desires. The festival of the God Kanakeshwar Baba is usually celebrated during the months of December / January at the Shree Dev Bodgeshwar Temple. An annual fair or 'Zatra' is held during the festival which thronged by both locals and the tourists alike.