Goa is popular for its nightlife and beaches but did you know that this state is also home to a village that is only visible once in a month? Yes, you read that right. An article published on BBC, by Supriya Vohra, an independent journalist based in Goa sheds light on the village of Curdi that remains underwater for 11 months. Its original residents have relocated themselves but, when the water level recedes, they all come together to celebrate their homes, according to reports.
The water level recedes in this area every year during May to reveal what is left behind. One can see cracked earth, eroded remnants of houses and religious structures, stumps of trees, broken remains of household items and water canals in ruins.
According to a report by BBC, Hindus, Muslims and Christians lived together in the village which also constituted of one main temple, several smaller temples, a chapel and a mosque.
According to BBC, Mr. Kurdikar, a former resident of the village said, "He (Dayanand) said it will drown our village, but our sacrifice will be for the greater good."
Mr. Kurdikar was only 10 years old when his family was forced to relocate in 1986. He said, "I faintly remember my parents hurriedly putting everything in a pick-up truck. I was also packed up in the truck, along with my brother and grandmother. My parents followed us on their moped."
Soon, it seemed like false promises were made by the then CM because the water from the dam never reached the nearby villages where former inhabitants of Curdi moved.
In May, when the water level recedes in the village of Curdi, its former inhabitants visit their lost homeland that was once their home.