Maruti Temple, Goa
The temple is dedicated to Lord Maruti, the monkey God. In the year 1843 Ramdasibuva came Mapusa with a silver idol of Maruti and the temple was built and idol was placed. The Lord Maruti is facing south and is supposed to fight evil forces and protect his devotees from bad lack that could last up to seven years as it is believed that evil sprits enter from this direction.
The temple has an entrance facing the south. It was built in stages with the sponsorship of the rich and the business community of Mapusa. The floor is marble and on the north side is carved teak wood Palanquin that is used to carry the deity in procession on the day of its feast.