Curtorim is a town in the Salcette taluka of South Goa district in Goa, India. Curtorim, a verdant agrarian village, known as the ‘granary of Salcete’, is said to have got its name from either kuddtari or kuddtoddi since the agricultural village had kudds (rooms) built on the river bank (toddir) to store kharif and rabi crops.
Curtorim has a predominantly Catholic Christian population. The Church of St Alex is the main feature of the village. It is one of the oldest churches in Goa. It was built in 1597 CE amidst a scenic natural backdrop of a lake 'Angoddi Tollem' across the woods on the site of an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Ravalnath (a form of Lord Shiva). The remains of the ancient temple of Ravalnath are still visible today. The church of St Alex was first a chapel church; in 1808 CE it was converted to a church. This church once housed the 'Kudtari/Kundodari' Mahamaya temple deities, now currently located at 'Ghudo Avadem'. Although the feast of the patron Saint Alex is celebrated with great fervour on 17 July, it is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on 18 December that is extremely popular amongst the villagers as ‘Feast of O’ or kelleam fest (feast of bananas).
Minorities include Hindus. The Shanta Durga Chamundeshwari Temple is one among the few temples in the village and is located in the same vicinity as The Church Of St Alex.