HERITAGE

The Fight against the Cult of the Devadasi, Three young women tell their story

In South India, a Devadasi is a girl “dedicated” to worship and serve a deity or a temple for the rest of her life. There is a special ceremony for this kind of dedication which is similar in some ways to marriage. After becoming Devadasis these young women would spend their time learning religious rites, rituals, and dance. They had children by high officials or priests who were also taught their skills of music and dance.

Goans not Happy with Decision of Archaeological Survey of India to Register Private Antiques within 15 Days

The decision of ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) has created a wave of controversy across the state of Goa and many Goans have not welcomed the decision of ASI to register the private antiques within the time frame of 15 days. The real reason behind the decision of the ASI is not yet known, but not many Goans are happy about the same as most of them owns a huge amount of antiques in their several hundred-year-old Portuguese Houses, and it is practically impossible to register each and every item with the ASI.

Beautiful ‘Netravali’ Village in Goa is Crying for the Basic Facilities

Goa is not only about the beaches and night clubs but it also consists of hinterlands and villages like Netravali. Situated in the far from the capital city, in the north Goa, Netravali is rich with the natural resources and nature in abundance, but despite that Goa Tourism department did not promote this place properly and Goa Government has neglected it by and far. Now the situation is such that this village lacks even the basic facilities. Here is the report.   

Goa’s Heritage Structures in Capital City are at Risk Due to Heavy Rains

The past couple of weeks have seen Goa battered by incessant rainfall. Panjim, the capital city, has seen terrible flooding which gives rise to the term, urban flooding. According to experts, if the issue of urban flooding is not addressed immediately, the city’s heritage structures will fall victim to the floods.

Goa Struggles with the Spike in Domestic Tourists

In the 1970s, as the hippies started visiting the State, Goa was tagged as an international tourist destination. With its pristine beaches, clear sands, green fields, and casual laid back atmosphere, it was a haven for those coming from abroad. As the years went by, with its tag of an International Tourism Destination, more and more tourists started visiting the State, to experience a slice of life in Goa.

How Siesta became the way of life for the Goans?

Siesta or Susegad in Konkani means taking the life easily, no hurry and no hassle and this is nothing but the way of life for Goans. But how this lifestyle developed in Goans and what is responsible for the same? Does Siesta mean a Lazy? Here in this story, we will try to give the answer to all the questions that might have remained unanswered till now.

Asia’s first dedicated centre for research on Goa’s Otters

Goa has a significant otter population in Chorao Island. An otter research center, the first of its kind in Asia is being set up on the island. Goa’s smooth-coated otters with webbed feet are among the 13 different species found in the world and have adapted well to the mangroves of the island.

Saying ‘I Do’ on the Goan Beaches, GCZMA plays Cupid

Saying ‘I Do’ on the sandy beaches of Goa against the backdrop of the sea may the ultimate romantic wedding dream. Goa State Coastal Zone Management Authority is willing to play cupid to these starry-eyed brides and grooms, provided couples comply with their norms. 

Will the promises to restore the garbage strewn Mala Lake be fulfilled post elections?

The bone of contention of campaigning politicians, Mala Lake continues to consume the filth and garbage of the city.  It remains to be seen whether promises will be fulfilled and this once beautiful lake restored to her former glory

Alorna Fort to be Transformed into Information Gallery

Goa has a very rich cultural history prior to the invasion of Mughals and Portuguese. A lot of historical structures were either destroyed or converted by the invaders into their own domain, but despite that they could not erase the traces of Indian culture from it, and today when historians dig little deeper, they find a gold mine of rich culture buried under the debris of the old structures. The story of Alorna Fort is no different.   

100 Year Old St. Anthony’s Chapel Facing Demolition Due to the Highway Expansion Work

The demolition of any sort of properties coming into the development process is inevitable, but when the question of demolition something that is related to the God and that too which is 100 years old comes in, it can become an issue of major controversy. The St. Anthony’s Chapel situated in Colvale is on its way to get demolished due to the new Highway Expansion Plans, now that is something which is bound to become the issue of a major controversy.

You Can Do Much More Than Just Visiting Beaches and Bars While in Goa

The image of Goa has been portrayed as a beach and party destination and most of the domestic tourists come to Goa to have fun, but Goa is much more beyond beaches and bars and there are many offbeat things that you can do while on your trip to Goa. This piece of article will shed some more light on the offbeat activities that you can do while in Goa.

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