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There is evidence of the tectonic origins of Goa dating back to 10,000 BC.Further, evidence of human occupation of Goa dates back at least to the Lower Paleolithic Age, indicated by the archaeological findings of Acheulean bifaces in the Mandovi-Zuari basin.However, evidence suggesting the region’s ancient foundation is obscured by the legend of Goa’s creation by the Hindu sage Parashurama.

Multiple places mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts – GomantaGovarashtraGovapuri and Gomanchal – have been interpreted as references to Goa. The prefix common to all of these names is go, which means cow in Sanskrit. The suffixes translate to country (rashtra), city (puri) and shelter (anchal).

The first[chronology citation needed] literary reference to Goa is in the Bhishma Parva of Mahabharata as Gomanta which translates as the region of cows.[6] A legend states Lord Krishna defeated Jarasandha, the king of Magadha on Gomanchal Mountain, identified as a location in Goa.[2]

Suta Samhita section of Skanda Purana mentions Goa as Govapuri [7]

Govapuri is mentioned in Sahyadrikhanda of Skanda Purana, which says the extent of Govapuri was about seven Yojanas.

Now Stay Natural Foundation wants to bring the real ancient glory, back to modern Goa.

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