Monday, July 16, 2018

Mahalakshmi Temple, Mumbai

Date: 28th Jan 2018

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi and Harsh

Fee: None.

Timing:  6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Food: Available.

Photography: Not Allowed. All electronic item should be kept in cloak room.

Other attractions nearby: Siddhivinayaka Temple.

Another important temple in Mumbai is Mahalakshi temple located on Bhulabhai desai road. There are three idols in the sanctum sanctorum namely Shree Mahalakshmi, Shree Mahakali and Shree Mahasaraswati. During navaratri first three days the goddess Shree Mahakali is worshiped and next three days is for Shree Mahalakshmi and last three days for Shree Mahasaraswati. The temple has an very interesting story. The three idols where immersed into sea near worli to avoid destruction by the invaders. Project Hornby vellard, uniting all seven islands of Bombay into a single island was under taken by William Hornby in 1782. The construction between worli and malabar hill as affected severely as the wall kept collapsing. The goddess Mahalakshmi appeared in the dream on chief engineer Ramji Shivji Prabhu and asked him to take the idol out of creek and place on top of hillock. He did the same and the connection of both the islands was completed uninterrupted. He then got the hillock as a gift and constructed a temple around the idols.

A pic from the temple.

Another important Hindu temple which can be visited in Mumbai.

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