Lamp Tower, Goa
Here's the lamp tower in the courtyard at Sri Mahalasa temple, pretty similar than the one at Sri Manguesh, except this one is without paintings. Instead there's something else that might draw your attention in this picture and next you'll get a closer look at it...
In the courtyard of Shri Mangueshi temple is this seven-storey 'Deepmal', which is a tower for oil lamps. In the lower part of the tower there are pretty paintings with Hindu gods, like Ganesha in the following picture.
Shri Mangueshi Temple is dedicated to Shiva. It is located about 23 km from Panaji (the capital of Goa) at Priol-Ponda Taluka. Even though it's rather small, it's beautiful, both the temple and the location, so it's worth visiting. Its white lamp tower at the entrance is a landmark of the countryside.
Besides the temple itself, there's also a "Welcome Gate" as well as an elegant lamp tower which you'll see pictured in the following tip.
Sri Manguesh temple originally stood in a secret location in Cortalim, and was moved to its present site between Mardol and Priol during the 16th century. The structure visitors see today dates from the 1700s.