Goa which is located on the western side of India is known for its super amazing destination, parties, and thrilling adventurous activities. Goa is not just a state, it is a dream— a dream to explore the unexplored beaches, sites, and activities. Many youngsters and couples Come goa every year to spend their time in this lively and youthful utopia.
It is indeed full of fun activities, one can enjoy the ayurvedic massage, fishing, shopping, scuba diving, paragliding, hot air balloon, etc. It is indeed a myth that is prevailing in our society that Goa is only for youngsters and couples. Goa is no less in terms of spirituality and piousness, an atheist kind of person can also visit Goa to enjoy the vista of their deity. Many international tourists come to Goa to visit famous churches of Goa like Basilica of Bom Jesus, Sé Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Church of Saint Cajetan, and Alex Church, etc.
Mangeshi Temple, Shri Shantadurga Temple, Mahadeva Temple, Mahamaya Kalika Devasthan Kasarpal, and Mahalasa Narayani Temple, etc are some Hindu temples in Goa that attract many tourists nationally and internationally because of their piety and legendary aesthetic architecture.
However, Goa is mostly famous for its beaches like Colva Beach, Dona Paula Beach, Palolem Beach, Vagator Beach, Galgibaga Beach, etc. Some of the beaches of Goa are uncrowded and widely unknown to people. So you can enjoy it with your family away from city buzz and pollution.
Let’s move further to take a tour to the most famous and picturesque destination in Goa that is Dudhsagar falls.
The word “Dudhsagar” is derived from the Hindi word Dudh and Sagar. The word ‘Dudh’ is translated as Milk in English and the word ‘Sagar’ is translated as a sea in English.
Dudhsagar falls is popularly interpreted as a “sea of milk” by the reason of its milky white color. Many people believe that the sublime gush of white water which falls from the mountain is an allusion to the white spray and foam that the great waterfall creates as it amalgamates into the waters of the lake. One gets astonished when they witness the cascade of white foaming and milky water gush down from the height of 1017ft,
making the eyewitness believe that nature is more powerful than the human mind and body.
Dudhsagar Fall attracts tourists during the monsoon season owing to its wizardry white beauty.
Myth and Legend!
The Dudhsagar falls hold an old legendary story that passes generation by generation in India. The story is based on a princess who was the daughter of the King of ghats. The princess was not only beautiful but also kind-hearted. She used to take a bath every day near her castle.
After her bath, the princess and her maidens used to gather on the shores,
where the princess consumed a jug of milk. The jug was forged with pure gold and ornamented with diamonds.
One day, the princess was drinking her milk, whilst a young and charming prince was passing by nearby woods. When he heard the chit-chat of the ladies, he stopped to have a look.
The princess was mortified with her skimpy bathing attire. So, the princess’s maiden poured the milk in a gush from above, making a curtain of flowing milk in front of her so that she donned her clothes.
This gush of milk save the modesty of the princess and later this place-name ‘Dudhsagar fall’.
You will encounter temples on the journey of Dudhsagar. These spiritual places will bless you with a safe journey and also calm your nerves & ease your anxiety. You will interact with mainly two temples, one belonging to Dudhsagar Baba and another belonging to Sateri – the goddess that can see all over Goa. It is quite difficult to choose between Sateri and Shantadurga, who would be the presiding deity of Goa.
Where is Dudhsagar Falls?
This awe-inspiring waterfall is located in the Sanguem Taluka in Goa. It is about 46 KM from Madgaon, 70 KM from Panjim, and 80 KM from Belagavi.
Dudhsagar falls is a part of the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and it falls into the jurisdiction of the Goa Forest departments.
How to reach the Dudhsagar falls?
It situates in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary that lies at the border of Goa and Karnataka.
Reaching this famous heritage is quite simple, either go on foot or by rail. If you prefer the road then you reach here through a village called Mollem near Mollem National Park. In case you are comfortable with a railway journey then you can enter this palace through the closest railway station that is Kulem.