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Mumba devi temple Mumbai (India)

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OVERVIEW

Mumba Devi Temple is a renowned ancient temple dedicated to 'Goddess Mumbadevi'. This beautiful temple situated in Mumbai was built in the 18th century. The 'Koli' fishermen or the early inhabitants of Mumbai greatly respect and honor Goddess Mumbadevi and consider her as their guardian. Goddess Mumbadevi is recognized as 'Goddess Shakti' or the Goddess of Power. Today, this elegant temple is sited amidst the crowded steel and cloth markets of Mumbai. Within the jam-packed Zaveri Bazaar, one can see the Mumba Devi Temple surrounded by several flower shops.
 

History

The Mumba Devi Temple was first built in Bori Bunder in 1675. The temple was destroyed and reconstructed at Zaveri Bazaar, Bhuleshwar in 1737. Since ancient times, the Koli fishermen and Dravidians offered their prayers to Mumbadevi at this temple and still continue to do so.

Best Time

Winters are the best time to visit the city when the weather is pleasant and enjoyable. Cool and perfect climate for outdoor activities and sightseeing. A lot of cultural fests also take place. Most preferable time of the year.

opening and closing time

All days of the week-6:30 AM - 10:00 PM Visit Duration:Around 30 minutes ENTRY FEE - free

General Information

The site of the present-day Mumba Temple is at Bhuleshwar. Like whorls of a flower, the many markets of Mumbai have arranged themselves in supplication around her. These include the seven-storeyed Cotton Exchange building, once the source of Mumbai’s adrenalin. Within the temple complex, heavily bedecked women, balancing their finery on one hand and their plastic-wrapped offerings in another, throng the gate leading to the sanctum sanctorum. Not much is known about the temple itself though historians mention that the goddess was seated in a ‘hovel’. That hovel later made way for a more elaborate structure. Within the sanctum sanctorum sits the goddess surrounded by other gods of the Hindu pantheon. On the far side of the temple, sweaty palms are read, sweetmeats are deep-fried and children’s heads are shaved. Mumba Devi’s inclusion in a no-hawking zone, however, might bring the trade in religious services to an end.

Near By Attraction

Zamorin of Bombay Zaveri Bazaar Mulji Jetha Market Mahavir Gems Bravo Bombay
 

Transportation

Distance between Marine Lines Railway Station and Mumbadevi Temple is 3 km or 1.9 miles or 1.6 nautical miles
 

Application Availability Which Saves Some Money

Zomato, Swiggy(best service for delicious food) Uber, Ola(best service available for a cab up to 24/7 hours)
 

Interesting facts about Mumbadevi Temple

Mumba Devi temple is famous temple of Mumbai.lots of devotee across India come here for prayer. it is in zavari bazar. According to a legend, Mumbadevi, an eight-armed Goddess, was sent by 'Lord Brahma' to vanquish an evil demon known as 'Mumbaraka', who terrorized the locals. After his defeat, Mumbaraka fell on his knees and begged the Goddess to take his name. He was also given the permission to build a beautiful temple dedicated to her. Thus, the magnificent shrine of Mumba Devi Temple was built by Mumbaraka in the heart of the city. 1 it is believed that the temple was originally built in 1675 near the main landing site of the former Bori Bunder creek against the north wall of the English Fort Saint George by a Hindu woman also named Mumba. The present name of the city is derived from the Goddess Mumbadevi. The temple itself is not impressive but is an important landmark as it is dedicated to Mumba Devi, the city’s patron deity.

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