Nov 042011
 

This article has info, pictures, location and map of Mumbai’s best known Hindu temples and places of worship. 67% of Mumbai residents follow Hinduism.

TABLE OF CONTENT
  1. Mahalakshmi Temple
  2. Mumbadevi Temple
  3. Siddhivinayak Temple
  4. Babulnath Temple
  5. ISKCON Chowpatty
  6. ISKCON Juhu Temple
  7. Swaminarayan Temple
  8. Map of Temples

 

Mumbai’s Mahalakshmi Temple (Mahalakshmi Mandir)

Mahalakshmi Temple Mumbai is famous for it's Navratri festival.Main Deity of Mahalakshmi Temple in Mumbai

As the name suggests Mumbai’s Mahalakshmi Temple is dedicated to the Goddess Mahalakshmi who is the Hindu Goddess of wealth and prosperity. Mahalaxmi Temple has three idols of Mahalakshmi, Mahakali, and Mahasaraswthi.

Why is Mumbai’s Mahalaxmi Temple Famous?

Mumbai’s Mahalakshmi Temple is famous for it’s “Navratri” celebrations (Hindu festival for Goddess Durga culminating in “Dussehra“). Large number of devotees visit the temple and municipal authorities make special arrangements during “Navratri” and “Dasara” festivals. Many devotees also visit Mahalaxmi Temple for “Diwali“.

The temple is situated on a small hill which overlooks the Arabian Sea. The view and sea breeze on the terrace of Mahalakshmi Temple makes one visit unforgettable.

  

  

Information on Mumbai’s Mahalakshmi Mandir

People of all faiths can visit Mahalakshmi Temple. Mahalakshmi Temple was built in 1831 by Dhakji Dadaji.

Location of  Mahalaxmi Temple and Directions on How to Get There

Mumbai’s beautiful Mahalakshmi Temple is located at the North end of Breach Candy (Bhulabhai Desai Road), near Haji Ali. This area is called Mahalakshmi.

The closest local railway stations to Mahalakshmi Temple are the Western railway stations of Mahalakshmi (2.1 Km) and Mumbai Central (2.2 km). There are many BEST buses available to Mahalakshmi and Haji Ali (0.5 km away). AC BEST buses are also available to Haji Ali, which is a short walk from Mahalakshmi Temple.

 

Diwali, Navratri & Dusshera festivals at Mumbai's Mahalaxmi Temple

 


Mumbadevi Temple – Mumba Devi Mandir, Mumbai

Mumbai city is named after Goddess Mumbadevi. This is her temple.Main Deity of Mumbadevi Temple in Mumbai

Mumbadevi” is the Marthi word for the Sanskrit phrase “Maha Amba” or “Great Mother”. Goddess Mumbadevi is the patron Goddess of the Fisherman community (Koli community) who were the original inhabitants of Mumbai. Mumba Devi is also the main deity of  Mumbadevi Mandir. There is a black stone idol of Goddess Mumbadevi in the Mumbadevi Temple. To the left of Goddess Mumbadevi is a stone figure of Goddess “Annapurna” seated on a peacock. In front of Goddess Mumbadevi is a tiger, on whom the Goddess travels.

Why is Mumbai’s Mumbadevi Temple Famous?

Goddess Mumbadevi is considered the resident deity of Mumbai. Bombay was renamed Mumbai in November 1995 after Goddess Mumbadevi.

Information on  Mumba Devi Temple, Mumbai

People of all faith visit the temple. The original Mumbadevi Temple was built in the 15th century. The Mumbadevi Temple at Bhuleshwar has been there since 1737.

Tuesday is the main day of worship at Mumbadevi Temple and devotees in large numbers come here to worship Goddess Mumba Devi.

Location of Mumbadevi Temple and Direction on How to Get There

Mumbadevi Temple is located in Bhuleshwar, in South Mumbai. Mumbadevi Mandir is at the North end of Zaveri Bazar (an important jewellery market) and near Crawford market, which is Mumbai’s primary wholesale market. The closest Central/Harbour local train station is “Masjid” (1 km) and Western Local Rail Station is “Marine Drive” (2.3 km). Since Crawford market is the main wholesale market, there are many BEST bus services to Crawford market (0.5 km).

 

Tuesday is the main day of worship at Mumbai's Mumbadevi Temple.

 


Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple in Mumbai

Mumbai's famous Siddhivinayak Temple is dedicated to God Ganpati.Main Deity Of Mumbai’s Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir

Lord Ganesh or Lord Ganesha (“Siddhi Vinayak”) is the main deity of Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple. Ganpati is the elephant headed Hindu God of prosperity, wisdom and good luck .

Why is Mumbai’s Shree Siddhivinayak Ganpati Temple famous? 

It is not unusual to find a film star, politician or celebrity standing in line to offer prayers at the Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple. On Tuesday thousands of devotees come to Shree Siddhi Vinayak Ganpati Temple to offer their prayers. Arti and Darshan times at Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple on Tuesdays are different from the rest of the week.

Information on Shree Siddhi Vinayak Ganapati Mandir, Mumbai

Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple is the richest Hindu temple in Mumbai. The Shri Siddhi Vinayak Ganpati Mandir was originally funded by Mrs. Deubai Patil and built by Mr. Laxman Vithu in 1801. In the room where the main Lord Ganesh idol is placed, the roof is plated with gold. The wooden doors to this room are carved with images of the “Ashtavinayak” (the eight manifestations of Ganesh in Maharashtra). There is also a small Hanuman temple near Siddivinayak Temple. The Ganpati at Siddhivinayak Temple is also referred to as “Navasala Pavanara Ganpati” or “Navasacha Ganapati”.

Live Siddhivinayak online webcam of the proceedings can be viewed on the temple’s official website. Online Pooja booking can also be done. People of all faith can visit the temple.

  

  

Location of Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple and Directions to Get There

Siddhivinayak Temple is centrally located at Prabhadevi, Mumbai. The closest Local Suburban Railway Stations are “Dadar” (2.1 km, Western and Central station),  “Elphinstone Road” station (1.4 km, Western Railway) and “Parel” station (1.5 km, Central Railway). Due to its central location and closeness to Dadar, there are many BEST buses to Siddhivinayak Temple.

 

Mumbai's Siddhivinayak is the richest Hindu temple in the city.

 


Babulnath Temple in Mumbai

Babulnath Temple is a Shiva Mandir at Girgaon, Chowpatty in Mumbai.Main Deity of Babulnath Mandir in Mumbai

Babulnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva in the form of the Lord of the Babul tree is the main deity of Babulnath Temple.

Why is Mumbai’s Babulnath Shiv Temple Famous?

Mahashivratri and the months of Shravan are celebrated with fervor and pomp at Babulnath Temple. Mondays sees the maximum number of devotees visiting Babulnath Temple. Film stars and celebrities also frequent this temple.

Information on Babulnath Temple at Girgaon, Mumbai

The Babulnath Temple was originally built in 1780. The Shiv Linga at the Babulnath Temple is said to date back to the 12th century. Along with the Shiva Linga, there are three other idols of Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman at the Babulnath Temple. People of all faith can visit the temple.

Location of Mumbai’s Babulnath Temple and Directions on How to Get There

Babulnath Temple is located at Girgaon (Chowpatty). Babulnath Mandir is situated at the foothill of Malabar Hill and near the beautiful Chowpatty beach in South Mumbai. The two closest Western Railway local stations are “Charni Road” (1.8 km) and “Grant Road” (1.2 km). The temple is located on the main road and is well connected by BEST buses.

 

Shiv Linga at Mumbai's Babulnath Temple dates back to 12th Century.

 


Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir – ISKCON Mumbai Chowpatty Temple

ISKCON Temple at Chowpatty, Mumbai (Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir)Main Deity of ISKCON Temple at Mumbai Chowpatty

The presiding deities at ISKCON Chowpatty Temple (“Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir”) are Sri Sri Nitai Gaurachandra, Sri Sri Radha Gopinath, Sri Gopal, Sri Janardan, Sri Lalitadevi and Sri Vishakhadevi.

Why is ISKCON’s Mumbai Girgaon Chowpatty Temple Famous?

ISKCON Chowpatty Temple is known for its beautiful architecture. Artisans who have built and decorated this temple have done an exceptional job. It is a peaceful, inviting place where one can sit and meditate.

Info on ISKCON’s Sri Radha Gopinath Temple at Girgaon, Chowpatty

There is a hostel in the ISKCON Girgaum (Chowpatty) Temple complex (“Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir”). Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, was the founder Acharya of the “International Society for Krishna Consciousness” (ISKCON). On the website, devotees can view live proceedings in the temple. Govindas is a vegetarian restaurant adjoining the temple complex. People of all faith can visit the temple.

Location of ISKCON Chowpatty Temple and Directions to Get There

The Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir ISKCON temple is located near the Girgaum Babulnath temple. The ISKCON mandir is built at the foothill of Malabar Hill and near the beautiful Chowpatty beach in South Mumbai. The two closest Western Railway local stations are “Charni Road” (1.8 km) and “Grant Road” (1.2 km).

 

Idols at ISKCON Temple, Mumbai Chowpatty. Sri Radha Gopinath Temple.

 


ISKCON Juhu Temple

Mumbai's Juhu ISKCON Temple is the Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari Mandir.Main Deity of ISKCON Mandir at Juhu, Mumbai

The presiding Deities at the ISKCON Juhu temple (“Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari” Temple) are Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai, Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari, Goddess Sita, Sri Rama, Sri Laxman and Sri Hanuman.

Why is ISKCON’s Juhu Temple Famous?

ISKCON Juhu Temple (“Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari” Mandir) is a beautifully designed temple near Juhu beach. It is one of the most beautiful Lord Krishna temples in Mumbai. This temple is a landmark in Juhu and 25,000 visitors visit it daily.

Information on ISKCON Temple at Juhu in Mumbai

In addition to the main marble temple, the ISKCON Juhu Temple complex also has a Center for Vedic Education, Library, Govinda restaurant, Vedic Samskara Hall, Guest rooms and a shop. The foundation stone for the ISKCON Juhu Temple was laid in 1972 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the ISKCON movement. The ISKCON Juhu Temple was open to public in 1978. Live Darshan can be viewed on the temple website. People of all faith can visit the temple.

Location of ISKCON Juhu Temple and Directions on How to Get There

The Closest Western and Harbour Line local stations from ISKCON Juhu Temple are “Andheri” (2.7 km) and “Vile Parle” (2.9 km).

 

Idols of God at ISKCON Temple in Juhu, Mumbai.

 


Shri Swaminarayan Temple At Dadar(E), Mumbai

Swaminarayan Temple outside Dadar (West) local station in Mumbai.Main Deity of Shri Swaminarayan Mandir at Dadar East

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir at Dadar are Lord Krishna, Radha, Lord Harikrishna Maharaj and Lord Ghanshyam Maharaj.

Why is the Swami Narayan Temple at Dadar famous?

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir at Dadar is a beautiful 3-spired mandir made of pink stone in the traditional Indian Mandir architectural style. Intricate carvings are sculptured around the temple.

Information on Shri Swaminarayan Mandir at Dadar (E), Mumbai

The foundation stone for the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir at Dadar was laid in 1979. The temple is made of pink stone. People of all faith can visit the temple.

Location of and Directions to Get There

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir at Dadar is centrally located just outside “Dadar” Suburban train station on the East.

 

Mumbai's Swaminarayan Mandir is outside Dadar Local Train Station

 


Map of Famous Hindu Temples in Mumbai

 


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