There is the famous temple of Sri Shantadurga the goddess of
peace who is said to have settled a quarrel between Lord Shiva and Lord
Vishnu amicably. Sri Shantadurga is worshipped all over Goa
and scores of temples have been devoted to this deity. At several places
it is known by several names, "Thamai", "Sateri", "Bhumka",
"Adimaya" and others.
Situated at the foothill of Kavalem, the Shantadurga temple boasts of a huge tank, a Dipa Stambha and Agrashalas. The temple was built in 1728 AD during the reign of Shahu Maharaj of Satara at the request of one of his ministers, Naro Ram Mantri.
The original site of Sri Shantadurga temple is Kardelivana of Quelossim in Mormugao Taluka, where the great bard Krishnadas Shama penned the epic "Sri Krishna Charita" probably in the 14th century on the lines of Dnyaneshwari.