- December 10, 2020
- Posted by: Planet Goa Team
- Category: Adventure & Watersports, Enchanting Churches of Goa
Many years ago, a church was built on the boundary that separated Sangolda from the neighbouring village of Guirim. Differences in caste had already caused a rift between the two and this only made things worse. It was to be the place of worship for both communities.
The village folk gathered at the church one morning to decide which of the two towers would be made the belfry. Naturally, the citizens fought over it as both wanted it on their side of the boundary. The debate went on for hours with no end in sight. Soon it was time for lunch.
A spokesman from Sangolda came forward and said, “Brothers, let us go home and return after lunch. Our wives have prepared food. It is not fair to keep them waiting like this”. His appeal to the heart and the stomach was well received. They had all agreed. Just as he said this, he turned to his people and slyly winked. The people of Sangolda pretended to leave and quietly hid in a paddy field out of sight. Just as the people of Guirim had finally left, the people of Sangolda quickly made their way back to the church, hoisted the bell onto the tower and victoriously rang it for all to hear. The furious folk of Guirim rushed back from their homes but it was too late.