Mumbai Temple

Famous temples in Mumbai

There are many temples in Mumbai. All temples in Mumbai are unique place of worship. Temples in Mumbai are architectural wonders. If you are a visitor to Mumbai, you must see some famous temples in Mumbai, list of which is below.

Sidhivinayak Temple

It is a well known temple in Prabha devi quite close to Dadar railway station. The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir was first blessed on Thursday nineteenth November 1801, a reality that is noted in government records. The sanctuary then, at that point, was a little design lodging the 

Ganesh Mandir

dark stone icon of Shree Siddhivinayak, which was two and half feet wide. 

The extraordinary component of this divinity is the slant of the storage compartment to the right side. The icon has four hands (Chaturbhuj), which contains a lotus in upper right, a little hatchet in upper left, blessed globules in the lower right and a bowl brimming with Modaks (a delicacy which is a perpetual top pick with Shree Siddhivinayak). Flanking the divinity on the two sides are Riddhi and Siddhi, goddesses meaning sacredness, satisfaction, flourishing and wealth. Scratched on the brow of the god is an eye, which looks like the third eye of Lord Shiva.

Walkeshwar Temple

Walkeshwar temple or Baan Ganga temple located near Malabar Hill neighbourhood in South Mumbai is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the most famous temples in Mumbai. The Bangaganga tank lies close to the temple. The temple was built in 1127 AD by Lakshman Prabhu, a Gaud Saraswat Brahmin minister. It is one of the most ancient temples of Mumbai. It has noteworthy architecture and enjoys a great popularity country-wide. The temple is generally very busy on full moon day of every month apart from being the official site for an annual Hindustani Classical Music festival.

Address: Banganga Cross Lane, Teen Batti, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400006

How To Reach: Nearest railway station is Grant Road. 15 minutes taxi from the station to the temple.

Mahalakshmi Temple

The Mahalakshmi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, Durga, and Saraswati, it was constructed by a Hindu merchant in 1831. The temple offers a sea-facing view, and is one the key landmarks of the city. During the Navratri Festival, the temple offers a mindblowing sight to behold as the devotees flock to the city from all over the country.

 Jivdani Devi Temple, Virar

The ancient famous Maa Jivdani temple is located on the Jivdani hill in Virar, a suburb of Bombay. In 17th century there was a fort by the name of Jivdhan on this hill. Within the fortifications there are some ancient looking caves and water cisterns, most of which have now practically dried up.

Why is Mumbai so popular

The legendary story of Jivdani Devi is as follows: During their forest journey, Pandavas came to Shurparaka. They visited the holy temple of Vimaleshwar consecrated by Lord Parashuram and on their journey to Prabhas halted on the banks of Vaitarni river. There they worshipped the Bhagavati Ekaveera on the banks of Viraar Tirtha and seeing the serenity and lofty nature decided to carve caves in the nearby mountains. They did so on the hills nearby and installed and worshipped the Yoga Linga of Ekaveera devi in one of the caves. They called her Bhagavati Jeevadhani (That is Goddess, who is the real wealth of life). Doing so Pandavas also made a set of small caves now known as “Pandav Dongri” about a mile from Shirgaon for the hermits. Many yogis used to stay in Pandav Dongri and have darshan of Jeevdhani Devi.


Mumba Devi Temple 

What is unique about Mumbai

Mumba Devi temple, a Hindu temple is dedicated to the Goddess Mumba, the local incarnation of Devi or Mother Goddess. The temple was first built around 1675 in Bori Bunder. It was later destroyed and rebuilt at Zaveri Bazaar in 1737. Its popular amongst the Koli fishermen and Dravidians since ancient ages. It aces the list of old temples in Mumbai. The temple is located in Bhuleshwar area of South Mumbai. In fact, the city of Mumbai derives its name from Goddess Mumbadevi. The idol of the deity stands as an orange-faced Goddess on altar decorated with marigolds. The idol dressed in silver is one of the most beautiful and iconic in the city. Despite being ancient, this temple still continues strong and attracts devotees year on year.

Address: Mumba Devi Marg, Mumbadevi Area, Zaveri Bazar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400002

The temple is close to the Charni Road and the Churchgate Stations for those using the local train. You can also take an auto or a taxi from any part of the city to the temple.

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Babulnath Temple

Babulnath Mandir in Malabar Hill, Mumbai is an ancient Shiva mandir in Mumbai, India. Nearest Railway station is Grant Road. Temple is situated on a small hill near Girgaum Chowpatty, it is one of oldest temple in the city, Shiva in the form of the Lord of the Babul tree is the main god in this temple.

Address: Babulnath Road, Charni Road, Babulnath, Dadi Sheth Wadi, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007

Lalbag Ganesh Mandir

Why I love Mumbai

Lalbaugcha Raja temple located at Lalbaug is the most famous Sarvajanik Ganapati temple in Mumbai during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. Over 1.5 million people visit this Ganesh pandal daily during the 10 days of Ganesh Chaturthi festival every year. This number is, in fact, increasing year on year. After the eleventh day, the idol is immersed on the auspicious occasion of Anant Chaturdashi. The Lalbaugcha Raja Ganapati idol in the current year is more than 80 years old. The two types of darshan here include the Navsachi (for staunch devotees that want to indulge in Charan Sparsh) and the Mukha Darshan (for those who just want to see the idol from afar).

Address: 1, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Rd, Lal Baug, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400012

Chinchpokali or Byculla Stations are near to this temple.