Ozran Beach: Hippies and Spirituality
Goa reverberates with modern ideas that transcend geographical and cultural borders. The face of Lord Shiva sculpted on a rock at Ozran Beach illustrates this well.
Hippies and spirituality have always been a integral part of Goa's appeal.
From foreigners practising yoga poses on the beach to the 'Om' inspired tattoos and tees in flea markets, Goa reverberates with modern ideas that transcend geographical and cultural borders. The face of Lord Shiva carved on a rock at Ozran beach is one such example.
The story goes that sometime in the early nineties, a foreign tourist came to this secluded little beach in North Goa and started carving a face on the boulders. Since he could carve only during low tide, it took him more than two years. No one knows who the sculptor is, but the face he carved- resembling Lord Shiva - has become quite a popular attraction.
Getting to Ozran involves a climb over a hill but what unravels is worth the effort. The sight of the waves receding over the boulders, revealing the face of Shiva is a visual delight. At sunset, the golden light of the sun, the expanse of silver sands and the food shacks by the beach are great. Ozran beach is proof that even Gods love Goa.
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Location: 15.8 km from Sterling Bardez, 48 km from Sterling Varca.
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