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Mumbadevi Temple   Zaveri Bazar

About Mumbadevi Temple

Mumba Devi Mandir is an old Hindu temple in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra dedicated to the goddess Mumbā, the local incarnation of the Devi. Mumba Devi Mandir is an old Hindu temple in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra dedicated to the goddess Mumbā, the local incarnation of the Devi (Mother Goddess). Marathi Mumbā derives from Sanskrit While Hindu sects devoted to the goddess Mumbadevi are attested to as far back as the 15th century, it is said that the temple was built in 1675 near the main landing site of the former Bori Bunder creek against the north wall of the English Fort Saint George by a Hindu woman also named Mumba. The creek and fort are now deteriorated to a point at which they are but derelict reminders of the city's past. The temple, on the other hand, is still active. The goddess Mumba was patron of the agri (salt collectors) and kolis(fisherfolk), the original inhabitants of the seven islands of Bombay. She is depicted as a black stone sculpture in the temple. An etymology of Mumba that is popular is "Maha Amba," or "Great Mother," one of the many of India's more well-known names for the Hindu Mother Goddess (Devi). Located in Bhuleshwar area in South Mumbai, the temple is in the heart of the steel and clothing markets. It is a sacred pilgrimage spot and place of worship for Hindus and is thus visited daily by hundreds of people. It is not uncommon for visitors of Mumbai to pay their respects at the temple and is one of the popular tourist destinations in the city. Mumbadevi Temple Maharashtra, Maa Mumbadevi temple is another Shakti temple situated in Mumbai. The name of the city Mumbai is derived from Maa Mumbadevi. Mumbai (Marathi: मुंबई ['mumbÉ™i]; of Portuguese words and Bom Bahia, meaning "good harbor" .This temple is dedicated to city's patron Goddess Mumbadevi. The temple of Mumbadevi, once stood on the site of the present Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in the central island which was called Mumbai. The temple was built in honour of Mumbadevi, the patron goddess of the Koli fishermen believed to be the original inhabitants of Mumbai. The original temple was built in 1737 was demolished and a new temple erected in its place at Bhuleshwar. The nearest station is Marine Lines. Although the Mumbadevi Temple is not as striking as others are in the city, its resident deity, Mumbadevi, is the city's patron Goddess. The structure is about six centuries old, believed to be the handiwork of Mumbaraka, a sadistic giant who frequently plundered the city at the time.

By Air: Mumbai’s airport is the Sahara International Airport and has many international airlines flying to Mumbai. These flights connect Mumbai to almost all the major international and domestic locations. The airport consists of two terminals, one is 30 km from the city centre of Nariman point and other is 4 km from the domestic terminus at Santa Cruz. Both of these terminals have facilities such as foreign exchange bureaus, duty free shops, restaurants, left luggage sheds and tourist offices.

By Rail: The city is the main headquarter for both the western and central railways. These rails connect Mumbai to other major cities through superfast, express and passenger trains. You can reach the Mumbai railway station through taxi, cab, bus, etc. 

By Road: Mumbai has been provided with luxury coaches and ramshackle rattletraps by the State roadways and private operators. You can easily travel to the nearby place to Mumbai like Ahmednagar (253km), Pune (152 Km), and Shirdi (245 Km).

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