Cavelossim

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Cavelossim
city
Cavelossim is located in Goa
Cavelossim
Cavelossim
Location in Goa, India
Coordinates: 15°10′26″N 73°56′42″E / 15.174°N 73.945°E / 15.174; 73.945Coordinates: 15°10′26″N 73°56′42″E / 15.174°N 73.945°E / 15.174; 73.945
Country  India
State Goa
District South Goa
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 11,983
Languages
 • Official Konkani
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 403731

Cavelossim is a census town in South Goa district in the state of Goa, India.

The town hosts a well known beach at the southernmost tip of the Salcete beach stretch that starts from Majorda in the north to Cavelossim in the south. The Sal river flows into the Arabian Sea at the south of this town.

This town was the original above of goddess Shri Shantadurga located at Kawlem, which is one of the largest temples in the state. The idol was taken from Cavelossim to Kawlem in Ponda taluka (Antruz Mhal) during the Portuguese inquisition of Goa.[1] Chattrapati Shahu donated money to rebuild the temple at Kawlem, as a part of donations to rebuild various temples to deities that were moved during the inquisition.

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