Bhagavathi or Bhagavati (meaning goddess in Sanskrit) is the general way people refer to the Hindu goddesses in Kerala, Goa and Maharashtra states of India. It can be used to refer any of the Hindu goddesses like Durga, Kannaki, Parvati, Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Kali. Temples of these goddesses are referred to as Bhagavathi temples. The most famous Bhagavathi Temples in Kerala state are Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Chottanikkara Bhagavathi Temple, Chettikulangara Bhagavathi Temple, Kodungallore Bhagavathi Temple, Kadampuzha Devi Temple, Pisharikavu Devi Temple, Kavaserry Bhagavathi Temple, Mangottu Bhagavathi Temple etc.
Mondaicaud Bhagavathi Temple It is located near Colachel in the western coast of Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu . Many temples of goddess Bhagavati are found in Goa, mainly worshiped in the form of Mahishasur Mardini (mainly worshiped by Goud Saraswat Brahmin and Daivajna Konkani communities)
Bhagavati temples in Goa:
- Bhagavati (Pernem)
- Bhagavati Haldonknarin (Khandola, Goa)
- Bhagavati Chimulakarin (Marcela, Goa)
- Bhagavati (Parse, Goa)
- Bhagawati Temple, Reotipur (Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh)
Temples of Bhagavathi can also be found in Maharashtra, for example Bhagavati Devi Sansthan Deosari, Taluk Umarkhed, District Yavatmal.
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