Chandreshwar Bhootnath Temple is also known as Shri Chandreshwar Bhootnath Temple. It is a ancient shrine of hindu people and one of the religious tourist site of Goa.
Location : Chandreshwar Bhootnath Temple is located at Quepem taluka, Goa. It is located about 14 kms. from Margao.
About Chandreshwar Bhootnath Temple
Shri Chandreshwar Bhootnath Temple is located on the Chandranath parvat, a heavily wooded hill on Paroda Parvat. To reach this temple by climbing the huge granite steps or by a drive up over a metal led road. This temple is dedicated to an incarnation of Shiva, The Lord of the Moon. People believed that this temple is 2500 years old. This temple is associated with the Bhoja dynasty. In the 8th century, Bhoja dynasty were the rulers of the region. So the Bhoja's family deity, Lord Chandreshwar the name of their capital Chandrapur (today's Chandor) was derived.
Inside the temple there is a Shivalinga is located. That is made of natural outcrop of rock and is placed in such a way that it gets bathed on full moon nights in moonlight. After you see a smaller temple that is dedicated to Chandreshwar's Lord. Near the peepul tree, there is also another shrine that is dedicated to Lord Bhutnath. Lord Bhootnath who is the lord of ghosts. In this temple you also see the ancient chariot is well known for its wood carvings.
Main Festival : Main Festival of this temple is 5-day Hanuman Jayanti, along with Dushera and Mahashivratri are celebrated with lots of joy and happiness.