Shanti Morada, our resort in Saligao, was an old Portuguese house which was built in 1897 and named Casa Da Morada. The new owner couple from New Delhi had bought this old Portuguese house in 2006 and opened in January 2014. The original house was restored and other parts have been tastefully built up. The whole process of restoration and construction took around eight long years to put everything together. Once you will enter Shanti Morada, you would be welcome by courteous staff in a traditional way with a tika on your forehead & garland. They say, we worship our god this way and for us, a guest is a god. You will be fascinated by the old Portuguese charm and various antique artifacts and furniture have been personally handpicked by the owner couple from around the world and different parts of the country. You would be accompanied by the manager for a quick tour of the property showing you every nook-corner whilst he narrates the history behind this beautiful boutique property and famous paintings displayed around The Lantern Restaurant with a live tandoor area which serves meals round the clock. The tour begins from the restaurant and end to your room covering the pool- Jacuzzi, gardens, and lounges. Shanti Morada has Goa’s first & only Ozone concept swimming pool and Jacuzzi where water is chemical –chlorine-free.
Shanti in many languages in India means "Peace" (more specifically - peace of mind). It refers to a state of being mentally or spiritually at rest, with enough wisdom and courage to have high life condition to move forward in the face of discomfort or stressful situations. Being "at peace" is considered by many to be healthy (homeostasis) and the opposite of being stressed or anxious. Peace of mind is generally associated with bliss and happiness.
It is our endeavor to keep our guests in a Shanti frame of mind.
The Logo of Shanti Morada, our boutique resort in Goa, is the head of Lord Ganesha.
In India, Ganesha is revered as the god of all beginnings. Also spelled Ganesa or Ganesh and known as Ganapati, Vinayaka, and Pillaiyar, he is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon; his image is found throughout India. Hindu sects worship him regardless of other affiliations. Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and beyond India.
Although he is known by many other attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Patron of Arts and Sciences, and the Deva of Intellect and Wisdom. He is honored at the start of rituals and ceremonies and invoked as Patron of Letters during writing sessions. Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and exploits and explain his distinct iconography.