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Cuncolim is a city in South Goa district in the state of Goa, India. It is a former village, now with a municipal council of its own, in the south Goa sub-district taluka of Salcette, India. It is a piece of the AVC system of towns. Generally, there were twelve Vangodds tribes of Kshatriya Maratha Ganvkars in the town. Their names, arranged by priority, are as per the following: Mhal, Shetcar, Naik, Mangro, Shet, Tombddo, Prabhu, Sidakalo, Lokakalo, Bandekar, Rounom and Becklo.

Cuncolim was the site of repeating Hindu contradiction against Portuguese lead, and this town is additionally known for an early brutal challenge against the Portuguese, in 1583. Those slaughtered on the Christian side incorporate the alleged 'saints of Cuncolim'. The town of Cuncolim was the first site of the celebrated sanctuary of Shree Shantadurga before this was pulverized by the Portuguese as a team with the Christian teachers. The Holy symbol of Shree Shantadurga was taken to Fatorpa where the new sanctuary of Shree Shantadurga Cuncolikarin stands today.

The yearly zatra of the sanctuary occurs in December/January where the Utsav which goes on for five days. The chariots delineating scenes of ious Hindu legendary occasions are strutted on every night. On the fifth day the Maha chariot of the Goddess is taken in a parade around the sanctuary which is gone to by fans from all cast and belief from crosswise over Goa and also the neighboring states. This yatra is likewise gone to by numerous nearby Christian families who keep on holding sacrosanct their familial dependability to the Goddess.

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