Siddhi Vinayak Ganpati – Mahalaxmi – Mumba Devi Famous Temples in Mumbai
Siddhi Vinayak Ganpati Temple, Mahalaxmi Temple, Mumba Devi Temple are Famous Temples in Mumbai
Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is also known as the financial capital of India. Mumbai has been evolved from the islands. Mumbai is the land where people from all religions have been living since centuries with peace & harmony. This kind of generosity can be seen only in people who respect the spirit of humanity & respectful coexistence. Mumbai has many temples some of them are very old; here is a list of all famous temples of Mumbai:
Ø Mumba Devi Temple: The great city of Mumbai got its name after the Goddess Mumba Devi. This temple in Zaveri Bazaar locality of Mumbai is dedicated to Goddess Mumba Devi. It is believed that this temple was built in 15th century by the Agri(salt collectors) & the Koli(fisherfolks) community people who believed Mumba Devi to be their patron & Mother. Today people from all section of society visit this temple to bow down in respect for Mumba Devi.
Ø Siddhi Vinayak Ganpati Temple: Siddhi Vinayak Ganpati Temple is temple of Lord Ganesha and attracts the highest number of devotees from all over India and the world. It was built in 1801 by a lady named as Deubai Patel on a small piece of land because of for her devotion for Lord Ganesha but as time passed this shrine became the most visited shrine of Mumbai. Politicians, Industrialists and other celebrities come here to seek blessings from Lord Ganesha. It is situated at Prabhadevi area of Mumbai.
Ø Mahalaxmi Temple: Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the oldest temples in Mumbai. It was built by Dhakaji Dadaji in 1831 and is over the hilltop in Worli area of Mumbai. Folklores suggests that an engineer in British government Ramji Shivji Prabhu got directions to build this temple in a dream from Goddess Mahalaxmi when he pleaded for help from Goddess after many failed attempts to fulfill his wishes. Goddess directed him to find deities hidden under water which which were hidden there for centuries so that they could be protected from Muslim Invaders. There are 3 main deities in temple - Shree Mahasarasvati Devi, Shree Mahalaxmi Devi and Shree Mahakali Devi which are all the three supreme deities of sattva, rajas, tamas sects of Hinduism, representing divine knowledge, enormous wealth & invincible power respectively. Thousands of devotees offer their respect to Goddess everyday in the temple. Temple is just 1 Km from Mahalaxmi railway station in Mumbai.
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