Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Vagator Beach - Goa

Goa is a former portuguese province in India. Luís wife is from there and last February he finally could visit the place where she lived. 

Vagator has dramatic red cliffs looking down on the shore and two fresh water springs within a stone's throw of the sea. The beautiful Vagator beach is located about 22 Kms from Panaji and is situated in Bardez taluka in North Goa. 
Vagator Beach is split into two main beaches called Big Vagator & Little Vagator Beach. 

Photo - J. E. PAI
Little Vagator Beach is where an impressive stone face of Lord Shiva is located. It was carved into a seaside boulder by an unknown sculptor from the hippie era. A steep path leads down to the sands where is located the sculpted face of Shiva on a rock. Locals believe that the Shiva face was sculpted by a dedicated devotee of Lord Shiva who was incidentally a foreign tourist. This particular hippie wanted to build a small temple to Lord Shiva, but local egoistic hindrances did not encourage this tourist and hence during his long stay over couple of trips thus happened the wonderful work of art bang on the sea rock. The sculpted Shiva face is not visible and goes hidden under the waves during high tides. - in: http://www.boonsark.com/aroundvagator.html

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