Goa is a small state, a tiny emerald, on the western coast of India. It is bounded on the North by Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra, on the South by Karwar Districts of Karnataka, on the East by Belgaum and, and on the West by the Arabian Sea. It spreads over an area of 3702 Sq. kilometers. It has a tropical climate with a maximum rainfall of 130 to 140 inches between June and September. The population is around 1.4 Million. The Official language is Konkani. However, use of English, Hindi and Marathi is also allowed.
Though the smallest Indian state, it has played an important role in Indian history. Goa was one of the key trade centers in India, thus it had always been fascinating the prominent dynasties, seafarers, merchants, monks, traders, and missionaries since its initial well-known history. Throughout its history the state has undergone continual transformation, leaving an ineradicable impression on various aspects of its cultural and socio-economic development.
According to the Hindu Puranas, Lord Parashurama received the vast coastal land that runs from northern part of Goa to the southern part of Kera..