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Mahalaxmi Temple in Mumbai Maharashtra India

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Location :On B. Desai Road, Breach Candy, Mumbai
Phone:022 2351 4732
Dedicated to:Goddess Lakshmi
Built in:1785
Photography: Allow
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Significance:an ancient temple of Mumbai
Best Time to visit: All through the year
Nearest Railway Station: Mumbai
Nearest Air Port: Chatrapati Shivaji Air Port

About  Mahalaxmi Temple in Mumbai

Mahalaxmi Temple is Faimous temples and The waves of the Arabian Sea impart a perfect background to this religious shrine of Mahalakshmi.This famous temple is particularly dedicated to Mahalakshmi, who is the Goddess of wealth according to the Hindu mythology. The main doorway of the temple is been richly ornamented, leading to the temple complex. Devotees can see here various stalls that sell flower garlands and other items to make an offering to the Goddess.
Mahalaxmi temples is one of the most-visited shrines in Bombay. 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. Located at the seashore on thenorthern side of Malabar hills, Mahalakshmi temple is one of the most sacred temples in Mumbai. The temple enshrines three dieties namely Lakshmi, Kali and Saraswati. However, the principal diety is goddess lakshmi and hence the name Mahalakshmi temple.

Each and every image of the temple here is bejeweled with nose rings, gold bangles and pearl necklaces. The celestial appearance of these images of Goddesses, enhance the spiritual aura of the temple. It is regarded that the Goddess fulfills all the wishes of her true devotees. People with their firm conviction, come to the holy shrine of Mahalakshmi, to seek blessings from the Goddess.

History of Mahalaxmi Temple

The origin of Mahalaxmi temple is linked with the construction of Hornby Vellard. Actually during those days the engineers were not in a position to connect the Mahalakshmi area with Worli by making Breach Candy, due to the reason of vicious tides. The condition here was that the engineers dropped the plan. One day, Goddess Mahalakshmi appeared in the dream of Chief Engineer and asked him to make her shrine at the current place itself. Accordingly then immediately the temple was constructed around 1785, which ultimately lead to the construction of Breach Candy.

It is said that both Lords Shri Lakshmi and Shri Vishnu reside in the Karveer area eternally and shall not leave even at the time of Mahaprayakala.
The temple is famous as it is one of the six sites of the Shakti, where devotees can get both fulfillments of desires as well as salvation from them.

Best Time to Visit Mahalaxmi Temple

Visit timings for the devotees for the darshan of the Goddess Mahalaxmi is that the Pooja Schedule is from 5 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. 'Navaratri' is the special event that is being celebrated with full fervor at Mahalakshmi Temple. During the gala time of 'Navratri', the temple is decorated from the top to bottom. Devotees from far and near come to pay their homage to the Goddess. Even the devotees do not miss standing in long queues to have a glimpse of Goddess Mahalakshmi at this time. This period lasts for three days, each time, the 21st, of the months of March and September. This period of Navaratri is considered extremely auspicious, the devotees throng the temple on all the three evenings at the temple for a glimpse of the beautiful image bathing in the golden rays of the setting sun.

Attraction of Mahalaxmi Temple 

Other Attraction of Around Mahalaxmi temple are Mumbadevi Temple, Haji Ali Shrine, Towers of Silence, St Thomas' Cathedral, Kenneth Eliyahoo Synagogue, Mount Mary Church and Vajreshwari Temple are the other sites worth visiting in Mumbai.

How To Reach Mahalaxmi Temple Mumbai

By Road: There are good motorable roads with all major tourist centres which connect Mumbai. National Highways across the length and breadth of the country are great ways to go for the self-drive decision and head to Mumbai. If you aren't contented with driving through the ghats (mountain passes) take help from a local driver.

By Rail :Mumbai city is the control center of the Central and Western Railways. Usual train services unite it with all main cities like Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Kolkata, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Nagpur and Thiruvananthapuram. You can travel to Mumbai from any part of the country by direct train service.

By Air : The Mumbai city is a most important international doorway to India with international flights from major countries of the world. Air India and many other global air carriers operate regular flights to and via the city. Indian Airlines connects the city of Mumbai with nearly all tourist destinations of India.
Private sector airlines also offer air-link to many key centres of the country. The Mumbai airport has two wings which are Chhatrapati Shivaji international Airport and Santacruz domestic airport.

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