Mumbadevi Temple , Mumbai

In 1739, the temple of Mumbadevi was constructed at Bori Bunder that currently makes the site of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. It was later destroyed and rebuilt at the present site of Bhuleshwar.In the sanctum sanctorum, the image of Mumba Devi appears divine, dressed in rich clothes and adorned with a silver crown, a nose stud and a golden necklace. On the left side, you can see Goddess Annapurna mounted on a Peacock. Goddess Mumba is depicted without mouth, which symbolizes the Mother Earth. There are other shrines dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Maruti, Mahadev, Indrayani, Murlidhar, Jagannath, Narsoba and Balaji in the temple complex.This temple was built in honour of the Goddess Mumbai, from whose name it is said, that the English word ‘Bombay’ is derived. The Mumbadevi temple is six centuries old. The first Mumbadevi temple was situated at Bori Bunder, and is believed to have been destroyed between 1739 and 1770. After the destruction a new temple was erected at the same place at Bhuleshwar. The nearest station is Marine Lines.

It is vary crowdy area as it is a market place, Bhuleshwar. The Bhuleshwar is temple of Lord Shiva. And the market area is known from his name. We can get various artificial arnaments, various buds, pearls, various types of festunes, shoes,clothes- dresses,sarees, Farsan and backery items, also vegetables, flowers, fruits etc. Every Sunday there is cloth market at morning where one can get sarees at vary reasonable rate.We get share taxi from CharniRoad railway station. Or you may walk for 20 min.

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