Borim

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Borim
बोरये / बोरी
Bori
Village
Borim is located in Goa
Borim
Borim
Borim is located in India
Borim
Borim
Location in Goa, India
Coordinates: 15°21′38″N 74°00′01″E / 15.3604408°N 74.000414°E / 15.3604408; 74.000414Coordinates: 15°21′38″N 74°00′01″E / 15.3604408°N 74.000414°E / 15.3604408; 74.000414
Country  India
State Goa
District North Goa
Languages
 • Official Konkani
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 403401
Vehicle registration GA
Website goa.gov.in

Borim or Bori is a census town in Ponda taluka, North Goa district in the state of Goa, India on the banks of Zuari River.[1] It has a land area of 1536.07 acres and has a population size of 8,257 people living there. The village has a rich history dating back to the 12th century Kadamba era, when the Kamleshwar temple was built at Deulwada by the Kadamba queen, Kamaladevi. The name Bore is etymologically derived from the word Bora (Indian berry, zizyphus). It is said that the village had many Bora trees at some point in time.Badrigram, a sankritised version of the village name, also alludes to the Indian berries,known as Badri' in Sanskrit.[2]

Places of interest[edit]

  • Shree Navadurga temple[3]
  • Siddhnath hill
  • Shree Sai Baba Devasthan
  • St Francis Xavier Church
  • Heritage House of Sawkars
  • House of the poet Balakrishna Bhagwant Borkar aka Bakibab

Notable individuals[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Borim on wikimapia
  2. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/the-village-that-inspired-a-goan-poet/articleshow/57622247.cms
  3. ^ Bhatt, S.C.; Gopal Bhargav. Land and people of Indian states and union territories.