Mt. Mary Church is among the most prominent churches in Mumbai, with devotees flocking here from all faith. Situated in West Bandra past Hill Road the Basilica of our Lady of Mount Mary was built by the Portuguese in 1640. Mary Church is famous for the kind rituals that reinforce the power of prayers. The Marathi speaking communities refer Mother Mary as - Math Mauli.
In the month of September the festival of the Virgin Mother culminates
in a week long Bandra fair. Abuzz with a carnival like excitement, the
Bandra fair has stalls selling gooey Goan sweets and wax idols of the
Virgin along with an assortment of candles shaped like hands, feet and
various other parts of the body. It is the time when the sickly and all
those in need for blessings converge with a pious hope that Mother Mary
will consider their appeals for help.
The locale of Mt. Mary Church is just as picturesque as it's sacred.
One can watch the sunset and calmness that engulfs Arabian Sea from this
place. With devotees flocking Mt. Mary Church all round the year, it has
gained a special place of faith among the hearts of people from all
sects and religion. People strongly believe that Mount Mary fulfils
their genuine wishes if prayers are made earnestly and faithfully.
Mt. Mary Church
|Location||Bandra West, Mumbai|
|How to reach||Board a local that will take you here, or hire an auto or taxi|
|Presiding Deity||Virgin Mary|
|Special Attraction||Bandra Fair|
|Best Time to visit||September & anytime of the year|