What are the Caves of Goa?
Besides the Langau Caves, there are other famous caves, including Mallanguini, Shigaon, Narve, Sanguem, Warkhand, Curdi, Arvalem, Rivona, and Usgao. The Lamgau Caves are located at Bicholim, a town about 35 kilometers from Panaji, which is Goa’s capital city.
Several ways point to the Lamgau Caves
The second is quite a bit simpler and is a route that takes you driving through the town of Bicholim and then heading off in the direction of the town of Mapusa, which is home to the famous Mapusa Market on Fridays. You then follow in the direction of one of the other famous caves, the Pandava caves, and there is a trail through the patty fields that leads to the two rock cut Lamagau Caves.
The third way to get to the Lamagau Caves is by traveling along the river, the the Goans are currently completing the building of a special jetty near the Pigao village to allow this method to be used.
What is in the Lamgau Caves?
The cave holds a stone linga, also called a lingham, which is the symbol for the Hindu God of Shiva, as well as a tulsi vrindavan, which is a very sacred and holy plant in Hinduism, and a small Nandi Bull image, which is the bull said to be the gatekeeper for Shiva.
Due to the Hindu background, the government of Goa has been wooing Japanese tourists to come on Goa package holidays since many in Japan follow the Buddhist religion. The caves are made of decomposed laterite, which is rich in the iron ore of the minds above it.
All in all, these Lamagau Caves are a site that you don’t want to miss if you come to visit Goa, India.