‘Shiva Village’

From S(h)iva or Skt: siṃha, ‘lion‘; and Kan: halli/vallioli, ‘village’.

The modern riverside town has dozens of churches and chapels – but no Shiva temple and no lions.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Goa place names.

 

St. Anthony’s Church, Siolim   Andrey Fedoseev