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Mumbai, the economic capital of India is famous for its fast-paced life and hustle bustle of the city. Although Mumbai is popular for Bollywood and various Businesses but there are lot to explore too if you are a religious person. Every religion’s people live here and pray according to their religion and customs. Mumbai is home to thousands of temples, which show the wonderful architecture and traditions. Devotees can worship to any God or Goddess according to their choice and by following their traditions and rituals.
Goddess Temples to visit in Mumbai:
There are many goddess temples in Mumbai, which one can visit during navratri festival. Visiting these temples is an eye-opening experience for devotees. Here is the list of the most famous goddess temples in Mumbai, which you can witness during Navratri.
Mumbadevi Temple is one of the oldest temples in Mumbai, which is located on Bhuleshwar Road, South Mumbai, Maharashtra. City Bombay was renamed as Mumbai in the year 1995. At that time, new City’s name was derived from the Goddess name Mumbadevi. Goddess Mumbadevi is one of the incarnations of Goddess Shakti. She is the patron Goddess of the Fisherman community (Koli community). Mumbadevi is a Marathi word; in Sanskrit, which means “Maha Amba” or “Great Mother” in English phrase.
The main deity Mumbadevi is made of black stone and the face is of orange color. She has adorned beautiful crown, garland (necklace), nose pin and other jewellery. In the temple complex, Goddess Annapurna is also seated on the peacock at the left of Goddess Mumbadevi idol.
Mumba Devi Marg, Zaveri Bazar, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400002
Tuesday is the most significant day to worship Goddess Mumbaidevi and take a visit to Mumbadevi temple. Devotees come in large numbers on this day.
Mumbaidevi temple is situated in Bhuleshwar in South Mumbai, just near to Crawford Market. The nearest Central/Harbour local train station is Masjid station, which is around 1 km and Western Local Rail Station is Marine Drive around 2.4 km distance away. From Crawford Market, one can choose the Bus service also to reach Mumbaidevi temple.
Mahalakshmi Temple, situated on the small hill near the sea in Mumbai is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi who is the Goddess of Wealth. This temple has three main Goddess i.e. Goddess Lakshmi, Durga and Saraswati. Mahalakshmi temple was built by Dhakji Dadaji in 1831. The idols of this temple are said to be “Swayambhu” (appeared themselves) means these idols have not been carved out of stone. The three deities sit on the beautiful thrones, wear the golden masks and decorate with bangles & nose rings. Outside the Garbhagriha of temple, there are idols of lord Ganesha and Vithal-Rukmini.
Bhulabhai Desai Road, Near Worli Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400026
This temple has unique architecture and heritage structure. Mumbai’s Mahalakshmi temple is famous for its navratri celebration, Dussehra and Diwali celebration. During these festivals, huge crowd visit to this temple so Mumbai municipal authorities make special arrangements.
Mahalakshmi temple is located at Bhulabhai Desai Road (Breach Candy) near to Haji Ali Dargah. The nearest local railway station is Mahalakshmi railway station around 2 km from temple and another local railway station is Mumbai Central, which is around 2.2 km away from Mahalakshmi temple. Distance from Haji Ali to Mahalakshmi temple is around 0.5 km, one can use the Bus to cover this distance.
Vaishnodevi temple in Malad, Mumbai is a replica of original Mata Vaishnodevi temple located in Jammu. Here you can experience the artificial caves as it is in Vaishnodevi temple Jammu. People have to walk and crawl inside the caves to reach to the main idol. This temple has beautiful structure and beautiful idol. Visiting this temple is worth it.
Subash Lane, Primal Nagar, Malad East, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400097
The nearest local railway station to reach Vaishnodevi Temple Mumbai is Malad railway station on the western line, which is around 2 km away. One can choose the Bus service also or book the cab to reach Vaishnodevi temple, Malad Mumbai.
Devotees can visit the above listed deities temples in Mumbai during navratri. Worship Goddess in these temples with all the rituals to get the best blessings of Maa Durga.