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Majorda history

There is one very interesting legend about Majorda resort. According to Goa version of Hindu Ramayana epic, the Rama God was kidnapped being a child and was given for education just right here, in Majorda village. Local citizens enthusiastically tell similar stories to everyone who are ready to listen to them.

One more legend is connected with colonial period. People say that Jesuits have discovered here the secret of how to make sourdough bread from the sap of coconut palms. Thus, local citizens were the first ones in Goa, who mastered the art of bread baking in European traditions. That’s why till nowadays Majorda citizens are famous for their amazingly tasty bread and are known as best bakers in the state.

Some traces of Portuguese Catholicism can be seen in the numerous churches and chapels, which are actually the main attraction of the region.

In Majorda village there is a Mae De Deus Temple which was built here in the end of the 16th century. According to one legend, a wooden box with the image of Mother of God was laid under cornerstone of the Temple. Earlier in Majorda village there was a Hindu Temple which was dedicated to the Great Mother — Mamay. Nowadays, local citizens of Majorda village are celebrating two holidays of Mother of God: the first one is celebrated on May, 5 and the second one (Boa Morte festival) is celebrated on the first Sunday of October.

Most of Majorda chapels were also built centuries ago: Our Lady of Piety Chapel was built here in the 17 th century, Saint Roch Chapel (or as local people call it the Saint Rock Chapel), Our Lady of Miracles Chapel and St. Sebastian Chapel were built here in the 19 th century.


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