I am one of the most ancient existences in Mumbai, my name is Mahalaxmi Temple. I am the temple bearing Goddess Mahalaxmi who is the goddess of Money and Wealth. My Goddess is gorgeously placed inside my halls with stunning accessories of gold, diamonds and other gems. This magnificent idol is worth a glimpse! Plus my position on the lap of the ocean bed is simply tranquil and apt to spend some ‘me’ time!
As the time nears for Navratri, somewhere between September and October, more and more enthusiasm around me is felt. With decorations and pakwaans (confectioneries) I am made to look even more exquisite and posh.
Mahalakshmi Temple Story
Long back in the 18th century Hindus had immersed idols of goddesses so that the muslim invaders do not harm those idols or anyone who possesses them. Long after that time When the British ruled India, Lord Horneby under the instructions of his authorities with the help of a Govt. engineer Ramji Shivji Prabhu tried to create a link between the islands of Malhar hill and Worli Hill. But after successive trails getting in vain the engineer had a dream of Goddess Mahalaxmi who ordered him to pull out all the drowned Goddess idols which he did the next morning with the help of his fellow engineers. Then what happened is an interesting history which included the completion of this unexpected link and a positive success for the Indian engineers.
Mahalaxmi Temple Goddesses
In my halls I have the precious presence of Goddess Mahalaxmi, Goddess Mahakali and Goddess Saraswati who have laid their hands of blessing on the heads of everyone who has ever visited! I was built in the year 1761 AD which will be quite recent according to the records of other temples.
Around Mahalakshmi Temple
Apart from visiting my serene ambiance try out some great shopping malls like Heera Panna shopping center and Atria Mall just within my vicinity which will change the whole aspect of shopping for you.
So next time you come to Mumbai try spending some of the quality time at my place. Hope you love me.