Masan Devi Temple, Narve-Bicholim where tiger is worshipped as the second deityThe Vaghro-dev temple, Dongurli inside the Mahavir National Park, near Collem. To trace this temple one has to trek from the Collem railway station into the forest area. After walking for few hours and crossing a stream, you will witness this temple. It is totally ruined and also there is no shelter to protect this idol.
It is believed that the villagers of this area started worshiping tiger deity as a means to convince him in order not to kill their cattle, when they are out for grazing.
|Tiger worship by the villagers of Ambaulim|