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Holy Places in Mumbai

Although grounded deep in ethnicity and rich tradition, yet the city of Mumbai boasts of its contemporary and optimistic approach to life. The spiritual facet of the city is highlighted in the holy places in Mumbai. As there are many religions residing together in this city, so there are there are numerous places in Mumbai to brag off which includes places of worship, churches, counting temples, and mosques. These places reflect the secular religious sentiments of the people in Mumbai.

Some of the popular holy places in Mumbai are listed below:

  • Mumba Devi Temple

Sited in the south of Mumbai, at Bhuleswar, Mumba Devi Temple is among the most talked about place of worship in Mumbai. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess of Koli fishermen, Mumba Devi. A visit to this place is a must for you while you are on a tour to Mumbai.

  • Siddhivinayak Temple

Siddhivinayak Temple is a hugely valued place of worship not only in Mumbai but also in the whole of India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The origin of the temple dates back to the early half of the nineteenth century, when it was created by Mr. Laxman Vithu and Mrs. Deubai Patil in the year 1801. Located at Prabhadevi, Siddhi Vinayak Temple is surely among the most visited and popular shrines in Mumbai.

  • Mount Mary Church

Mount Mary Church is supposedly the oldest holy place in Mumbai. Located in the West of Bandra, Hill Road, the Church was constructed during 1640 and again rebuilt in the year 1761. It is dedicated to Mother of Christ as the name suggests. Numerous people visit the Church during the week long festival and fair of the Virgin Mother which is also called Bandra Fair.

  • Mahalaxmi Temple

Long set of steps on the border of the Arabian Sea would take you to the holy shrine of Mahalakshmi. Located on the north of the Malabar hills, in Breach Candy, on B. Desai Road the Mahalaxmi temple is devoted to Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Vishnu’s divine consort. The Temple puts on a mesmerizing look during the Navaratri festivals.

  • ISKCON Temple

ISKCON Temple in Mumbai, that is devoted to Lord Krishna, forma a part of the series of ISKCON temples set world wide with the aim to spread the message of Bhagvad Gita amongst the people. ISKCON temples besides being the places of worship in Mumbai are also the symbol of various intellectual developments on the spiritual plane.

  • Haji Ali

A bunch of white splendid domes arising from the blue expanse seems to provide a link between the heaven and earth. Following a twisty rocky path, you would reach the sacred and most prestigious Haji Ali mosque, which is located in the middle of the sea in Worli. The mosque has been named after Haji Ali, a muslim merchant who abandoned all the worldly pleasures to embark on a holy pilgrimage. Not only India but people from all across the globe come to this mosque to pay homage.

  • St. Michael's Church

St. Michael's Church, one of the ancient Catholic Churches situated in Mumbai, is another holy place in Mumbai that can be visited by you.

  • The Buddhist temple

The Buddhist temple is on Maulana Abdul Gaffar Khan Road, in Worli. Numerous devotes pay a visit to this temple during the Budhpurnima festival.