Lottli / लोटली
|Elevation||32 m (105 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Loutolim is a "triangle-shaped village" and lies between the villages of Verna, Quelossim, Camurlim, Borim. The River Zuari flows from this village.
Legend has it that Brahmins founded the settlement of Loutolim when they came to Goa from northern India. The word Loutolim arising from Lovótollem, is coined from a combination of the words Tollem (pond in Konkani) and a grass, Lovó, found growing in plenty around the pond.
The village community was based around the temple of Shree Ramnathi. There were other smaller temples dedicated to Shree Santeri (Shanta durga) in the village. The Jesuits undertook the task of Christianization of Salsette and in 1567 A.D. The captain of Fort Rachol, Dom Diogo Rodrigues ordered the burning and destruction of all the temples in the village.
Many gaunkars who wanted to preserve their culture and Hindu religion fled to safer grounds in the Sonde Raja territories across the Zuari river with their idols, most famously the Idol of Shree Ramnathi in what was later known as the Novas Conquistas (New Conquests).
Most of those who chose to remain behind had to become Christian. The Saviour of the World (Salvador do Mundo) Church was built by the Jesuits in 1586 to look after the spiritual needs.
Unlike some other villages and towns in Salcette and Bardez, where churches were built over the demolished temples, in Loutolim, the plot of land where the old Ramnathi temple stood remained vacant due to some opposition amongst the Lotlikars, as the residents of the place were known.
A new temple of Shree Ramnathi was built recently at this spot. The original idol of Shree Ramnathi (see picture) now stands in an 18th-century temple of Indo-Portuguese architecture in Bandora, Ponda, Goa.
- Filipe Neri Xavier, a multifaceted personality: scholar-administrator and writer of noted work on Code of Comunidades -- O Bosquejo Historico das Comunidades.
- Torcato Figueiredo, a legend in mando (traditional music-dance form).
- Mario Miranda, cartoonist of nationwide repute in India. 
- Oscar de Sequeira Nazareth of famed liqueur 'Armada'.
- Emiliano Da Cruz, musician.
- Lord Meghnad Desai, economist and Labour politician in the UK.
- Ancestral Goa: A theme park called Ancestral Goa has been built in Loutolim also called 'Big Foot'. The largest known laterite sculpture of Mirabai is present in this theme park.
- Miranda Mansion: One of the old Goan houses, owned by families such as the Mirandas are sometimes opened for public viewing.
- Casa Alvares: A large traditional Portuguese colonial house which had been the home of a wealthy Portuguese family for several generations. The house contained many old home furnishings.
Laterite Sculpture of Mirabai-Bigfoot, Loutolim
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