Mandrem

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Mandrem
Mandrem Beach
Mandrem Beach
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Mandrem
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Mandrem
Mandrem (India)
Coordinates: 15°39′29″N 73°42′47″E / 15.658123°N 73.713062°E / 15.658123; 73.713062Coordinates: 15°39′29″N 73°42′47″E / 15.658123°N 73.713062°E / 15.658123; 73.713062
Country India
StateGoa
DistrictNorth Goa
Area
 • Total18.9 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total8,336[1]
Languages
 • OfficialKonkani
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
403527[2]
Vehicle registrationGA
Websitegoa.gov.in

Mandrem is a coastal village famous as a tourist spot in Pernem taluka in North Goa district of Goa state in India.[3] It is 21 km from the capital Panaji.

About[edit]

It has two main beaches: Junas and Ashvem.

The village has 11 wards.[4]

History[edit]

The name 'Mandrem' has its roots in the Arabic word 'Mudras' (transl. teacher). Under the Arabs' rule, Mandrem hosted a horse market in a place called Alkhand, with horses imported from Saudi Arabia. The village was known for its exotic palm trees, toddy tapping, cashew feni and fishing.[4]

Mandrem beach[edit]

Mandrem Beach is a white sand beach with clear water. The beach of Mandrem lies between the twin beaches of Morjim and Arambol. This beach is a quiet and peaceful beach. The beauty of Mandrem Beach is especially during the High Tide time when the seawater rushes into the Mandrem Creek or River. This Mandrem creek moves parallel to the waterline. Mandrem has a small fishing community and occasionally one might see local fishermen hauling their catch from the sea.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Bhau Daji Lad – Sanskrit scholar, physician and antique collector. Born in Aska vaddo
  • Vasundevrao V Mandrenkar – Dean of Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai
  • Jack de Souza – Violinist of the band Jack and his Jolly Boys. Later shifted to Bombay and became choir master at Andheri Church
  • Manuel de Souza – Jack de Souza's nephew, he had expertise with the clarinet, flute, saxophone and the violin and later played for Bombay's film industry.
  • Joaquim de Souza – Manuel de Souza's younger brother, a musician
  • Andre Gregorio Britto – Trumpeter who was a student of Jack de Souza
  • Anurag Mhamal – Goa’s first chess international master[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/626659-mandrem-goa.html
  2. ^ Mandrem S.O Post Office
  3. ^ Mandrem, India
  4. ^ a b c Mendis, Isidore (9 May 2017). "Of white beaches and Arabian horses". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 September 2019.

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