Hari Mandir is a Hindu temple which is devoted to Lord Ram and Krishna located in Mumbai. In Mumbai, you can find the Hari Mandir resting at a place called Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar, Sion Koliwada.
When was Shri Hari Mandir made?
It was established legally in the year 1950. There were minor changes in the design that further extended the life of the temple in 1980. It is a very old building and rebuilding is required from time to time. Apart from Hari Temple, there are many other temples on the route between Sion-Chembur and Wadala-Matunga. All these temples are in connection with Hari Mandir as the devotees decide to visit throughout along with the other temples.
How did the Hari Mandir come into existence?
As a place for rest to many refugees after the partition of India, Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar had given space to many helpless and hungry people. They had made their tents and moved themselves into this comforting area in Mumbai, then Bombay.
There were a number of military barracks for help who had taken good care of the refugees then but they needed a place for worship in this settling process. That is when people worship with their god idols and collect at one place to begin praying and offering. Sooner it was a raw temple and was later converted into Shri Hari Mandir.
Gods in Shri Hari Mandir
There are almost all the Hindu Gods who are residing indoors like Lord Ram, Krishna, Hanuman ji, Radha-Krishna, Matarani, Ymuna Mata, Ganga Mata, Ganesha, Shiv, and Parvati till today.
The modern Temple
After the rebuilt again very recently back in 2000 there were more idols brought into the temple. There are three shrines inside the temple. After being modernized the temple had CCTV cameras and AC halls made within the temple as well so that the social events and gatherings are properly maintained and conducted with equal interest and amazement.