Hardly one kilometre away from
Mangueshi is the
village Mardol where nestles the temple of Sri Mahalasa. While it is
commonly understood that Mahalasa is a form of "Shakti", "Madalasa"
or "Narayani", the deity is also being worshipped as the
manifestation of Lord Vishnu as "Mohini".
A huge 'Dipa Stambha' made of five metals greets the visitors at the entrance of the temple, which was built in the 17th century. It has exquisite wooden carvings of ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Huge round pillars held the 'Sabhamandapa' at the entrance, which is being reconstructed to recapture the glorious past of the original temple situated at Verna in "Salcete Taluka".