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Mahalaxmi Temple Mumbai

Location Breach Candy, Northern Foot of Malabar Hills, Mumbai
How to reach Board a local that will take you here, or hire an auto or taxi
Presiding Deity Lakshmi, Saraswathi and Kali
Special Attraction Navarathi celebrations
Best Time to visit All through the year

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

With the presiding deities being Goddesses Mahalaxmi, Mahakali and Maha Saraswathi, the Mahalaxmi temple is easily distinguished by the flock of grey pigeons that keep pecking at grain in its courtyard. Along with the marvelous and highly ornate statues of the deities, the Mahalaxmi temple also houses several of statues of Hindu goddesses.

Sprawling along Mumbai's posh locale of Breach Candy, Mahalaxi temple was constructed on a creek to the North that separated the island of Mumbai from the Koli island of Worli. The creek was filled after the completion of the Hornby Vellard in 1784. And, the modern temple of Mahalaxmi came up at the site. Beyond the ornate gate is the shrine, which houses the goddess of Lucre - Laxmi.

Mahalaxmi temple is the sacred seat of three beautiful idols of Hindu goddesses, Mahalaksmi, Mahasaraswati and Mahakali, each molded in gold. All three images are adorned with nose rings, gold bangles and pearl necklaces and the image of Mahalaxmi is shown riding a tiger and a demon (Mahishasur) in tandem.

Navaratri is the festival when Mahalaxmi temple is extravagantly decorated and the devotees from across Maharashtra converge in great numbers, offering coconut, flowers and sweets to the goddesses. On the weekends too the queue to the temple grows exceptionally long.

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