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Spiritual Places of Mumbai


Places of Worship in Mumbai

    In Mumbai people of all faiths and religions live in peace and harmony. The reflection of cultural diversity and religious unity can be seen at all the places of religious importance in the city. This lively city is most contemporary in its aproach towards life, yet its roots are deeply grounded in traditions and ethnicity. The city has beautiful temples,  elegant mosques,  churches and many more religious centres.  These places attract thousands of devotees every day who experience divine pleasure and spiritual ecstasy.  People rush to these places during festivals to offer special prayers to their Gods.  All these structures are beautifully decorated and display excellent work of architecture.

Mahalaxmi Temple

The Mahalaxmi Temple is a popular holy site as Mahalaxmi is the goddess of wealth. The  temple is among the oldest Hindu 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.The temple is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the divine consort of Lord Vishnu and the Goddess of Wealth according to the Hindu Mythology. 'Navaratri' is the special festival, when people from far-off places come to observe the gala time at the temple.


How to Reach Mahalaxmi Temple

  • It is situated at one end of Breach Candy a trendy residential and shopping area
  • It is at distance of 1.5 to 2 Km from Mahalaxmi railway station (Western Railways)
  • It is at distance of 1.5 to 2 Km from Mumbai Central railway station (Western Railways)
  • It is at distance of 2 to 3 Km from Chinchpokali railway station (Central Railways)

Famous places, Attractions nearby Mahalami Temple

    Mahalaxmi Racecourse , Neharu Centre, Haji Ali

Haji Ali

Haji Ali is a venerated tomb (dargah) of the Muslims.It has Beautiful architecture, picturesque backdrop. It located on island  along the seashore, this island is connected to the Mahalakshmi area by a narrow walkway. Not only from Mumbai, people from all parts of India come to pay homage to this dargah. Irrespective of faith and religion, people visit the 'dargah' to get the blessings of the legendary saint.   

How to Reach Haji Ali

  • It is at distance of 2 to 2.5 Km from Mahalaxmi railway station (Western Railways)
  • It is at distance of 2 to 2.5 Km from Mumbai Central railway station (Western Railways)
  • It is at distance of 2.5 to 4 Km from Chinchpokali railway station (Central Railways)

Famous places, Attractions nearby Haji Ali

    Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Neharu Centre,  Mahalaxmi Temple


Siddhivinayak Temple

Located in the Prabha Devi area of Mumbai, this popular temple dedicated to Ganesh.
Magnificently architectured, the Sidhi Vinayak temple has the wooden doors to the sanctum, which are carved with images of  the Ashtavinayaks which symbolize the eight manifestations of Lord Ganesha. Near the main entrance of the temple complex, there is a beautiful image of Lord Hanuman. Tuesday is believed to be the ruling day of Lord Ganesha, so for of darshan and puja people come in large numbers on this day but this temple is frequented by hundreds of devotees everyday. There is a
great volume of faith attached to Lord Ganesha and it is said that the seeker never goes empty handed from the Shri Siddhivinayak temple.

How to reach Siddhivinayak Temple

  • It is at distance of 1.5 to 2 Km from Dadar Western Station
  • It is at distance of 1.5 to 2 Km from Parel Station

Famous places, Attractions nearby Siddhivinayk Temple

    Bandra Warali Sea link, Shivaji Park


Mumba Devi Temple

Mumba Devi Temple, is an old Hindu temple in the city of Mumbai, dedicated to the goddess Mumba.It was built in honor of Mumbadevi, the patron deity of the Koli fishermen, the original inhabitants of Mumbai. The name 'Mumbai' has been derived from Mumbadevi. Mumba Devi temple is revered as the Shakthi temple in Mumbai. Goddess Mumbadevi is also known as the patron goddess of the city. It is said that the temple was built in 1675 near the main landing site of the former Bori Bunder creek. 
It was later demolished and rebuilt at its present site at Bhuleshwar.

How to Reach Mumba Devi Temple

  • It is at distance of 1 to 1.5 Km form  is Masjid Bandar Railway Station of Central railway
  • It is at distance of 1.5 to 2 Km form  is Charni Road or Marine lines Railway Station of Western railway

Famous places, Attractions nearby Mumba Devi Temple

    Zaveri Bazzaar, Crawford Market, Chor Bazzar, Fashion Street, Girgoan Chowpatty

St. Thomas Cathedral

St. Thomas' Cathedral is the first Anglican Church in Mumbai, situated near the Flora Fountain. Built in 1718, St. Thomas Church owes its name to St. Thomas, a disciple of Christ who came to India to establish Christianity along the Malabar Coast, Southwestern India. The marvelous architecture of the church is worth-seeing. Christmas and similar festivals are the occasion when the cathedral enamors beauty and excitement. Devotees and tourists flock St. Thomas Cathedral to find a moment of peace and admire the beautiful architecture and of course relish the wanton elegies carved on many tombstones that make every visit so much lively.

How To reach St. Thomas Cathedral

  • It is at distance 1 to 1.5 Km from Churchgate

Famous places, Attractions nearby St. Thomas Catheral

    GateWay of India, Fashion Street, Marine Drive, Nariman Point


ISKCON Temple

ISKCON Temple of Mumbai, dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple is built on the prime land of Hare Krishna. Land sprawling over 4 acres. It is one of the forty ISKCON temples across India. Hare Rama Hare Krishna temple has been a moving tribute to Srila Parabhupada's genius and perseverance that has spread Krishna consciousness. Also known as Radha Rasabihariji temple, thousands of devotees flock the temple from across the globe.The International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has built a chain of temples throughout the world to promulgate the message of Bhagwat Gita. With such endeavor, this cult desires to increase the consciousness about Lord Krishna.ISKCON temple has all the facilities for a pleasant spiritual stay. The temple complex has a spacious marble temple, a top-end auditorium, a book-publishing house, a restaurant and a twin towered six storied guest house where visitors can stay and be a part of daily spiritual programs of the temple.The Vedic Educational and Cultural Complex is a must-visit place. Every evening, the temple gets reverberated with prayers and bhajans (devotional songs), attracting devotees from the nearby areas. Visit the Iskcon Temple of Mumbai and experience the divine ecstasy.

How To reach ISKCON Temple

  • It is at distance 2 to 2.5 Km from Andheri and Vile Parle Railway Stations
  • It is at distance 3 to 3.5 Km from Santacruz Airport

Famous places, Attractions nearby ISKCON Temple

    Juhu Beach, Versova Beach, Fantasy Land Jogeshwari


Mt. Mary Church

The church is the pride and hallmark of the former city of Bombay and holds a special place in the hearts of the residents of  Bandra. Mt. Mary Church is among the most prominent churches in Mumbai, with devotees fl ocking 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.


How to Reach Mt. Mary Church

  • It is at distance of 2- 2.5 km from Bandra Railway Station

Famous places, Attractions nearby Mt. Mary Church

    Bandra Fort, Bandra Worli Sea link, Bandra Kurla Complex , University Of Mumbai, Juhu Beach


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