Walkeshwar Temple Mumbai- Banganga Temple Mumbai
Also popularly called as the Baan Ganga Temple, Walkeshwar temple is located in the manhattan of Mumbai at Malabar Hills in South Mumbai which also lies on the highest point of the city. The temple is a made in the dedication of Lord Shiva and is a popular tourist destination among the mumbaikars and travelers alike.
The legend had it that, Lord Rama stopped at this place while on his way to Ayodhya to Lanka in pursuit to defeat Ravana. Then Lord Rama was suggested to worship Shiva lingam and it is said that it was he who constructed the original linga of sand, after getting bored of waiting for his brother Lakshman to bring an idol. The name is hence mythologically derived from the Sanskrit word for an idol made of sand — Valuka Iswar-, who is the avatar of Shiva. Hence came the name Walkeshwar which is adorning the hills of Mumbai since centuries.