Mahalakshmi Temple


Mahalakshmi Temple in Mumbai

Mahalakshmi Temple in Mumbai

Mahalakshmi temple is devoted to 3 goddesses namely goddess Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kali. The main respect is granted to Lakshmi and hence the name Mahalakshmi temple. This temple was built in the year 1785. This is one of the famous and oldest Hindu pilgrimage places in India. The most amazing feature of this temple is the grain-strewn court where one can have a look at the pigeons which flock here in a large number.

Mahalakshmi means Wealth and hence it is important as per the religion of Hindu. The main door of the temple is embedded with rich ornaments and stones which lead to the main complex of the temple. There are many local vendors standing at the side of the temple who have flowers and different things which can be offered to the goddess. These idols of Mahalakshmi, Mahasaraswati and Mahakali are decorated with nose rings, pearl necklaces and gold bangles. It is a strong belief of the devotees who come with a trust that all their wishes are fulfilled here. People from every corner of the world come here to take the blessing of the goddess Mahalakshmi. This temple is the most devoted temple for the visitors. Mumbai is a very important and favorite destination for many tourists. This temple is crowded with devotees throughout the year.

The actually story of this temple is very much connected to the construction of the Hornbly vellard. Finally the engineers were not able to connect the Mahalakshmi area with Worli by constructing bridges. So one fine night Goddess Mahalakshmi came into one engineer dreams and told him to build a worship place for Mahalakshmi. During the Navarathri festival the temple gets an altogether different and unique look as the temple is decorated with flowers, lighting and other artificial items. During this time there are thousands and thousands people who wish to visit and try to have a single look of the goddess. People stand in queues for hours to have just one single vista of the idol.

This temple lies on the seashore of the northern part of the Mumbai. There is a great view of the sea from the temple. Especially on the full moon day the temple look awesome as the moon light brightens the temple naturally.

Getting there

  • Airways:

    Mumbai is a metro city so there are many flights operated from here to all the major cities of India.

  • Railways:

    There is a metro railway station located in Mumbai and there are number of trains running from Mumbai to all major cities of India.

  • Road ways:

    There are state transport buses and luxury buses available from Mumbai to all the major cities of India.