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Temples of Mumbai

Walkeshwar Temple MumbaiMumbai has various temples representing a multitude of gods and goddesses of Hindu religion. Your visit to Mumbai is incomplete without your visiting these sacred places of Hindu faith. You can be amazed at the numbers of devotees and pilgrims that flock the temples. Chanting of mantras and blowing of conches, along with the barrage of devotees making lines in the crowd that seems to blow apart, makes you wonder at the patience and devotion it emanate.

Mumbai owes its name to Mumbadevi, the patron goddess of the city. Mumba Devi temple is revered as the Shakthi temple in Mumbai and holds a great prominence within Maharashtra. The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is one of the most popular and most visited temples located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai. Originally built up by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil in 1801, the temple is visited in hordes by all the sects of the society.

Walkeshwar temple is among the most ancient temples of Mumbai having earned a heritage status for its architecture and popularity among the pilgrims. Originally built by the Silharas around 1050 years ago on Malabar Hill, Walkeshwar temple derives its name from Valuka Ishwar meaning Lord of Sand.

Mahalaxmi temple is among the oldest temples in Mumbai. Situated on the picturesque locale of Breach Candy at the Northern foot of the Malabar hills, the Maha Laxmi temple is thronged by millions of devotees each month.

ISKCON temple or Hare Rama Hare Krishna temple at Juhu in Mumbai is among the most visited sacred temples dedicated to Lord Krishna or Lord Radha Rasabihari. Managed by ISKCON, the temple is built on the prime land of Hare Krishna Land sprawling over 4 acres. Babulnath Temple is one of the ancient temples of Mumbai. Situated at the end of Marine Drive, the temple has Lord Shiva in the form of Babul tree as its presiding deity.