Babulnath Temple Mumbai

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I am The Babulnath Temple. After being lost for centuries I was re-built and reformed by many other kings of their times. I was and still am known for my periodic infrastructure and creative assets. I was built long back in the 12th century by the Hindu King Raja Bhimdev who was a great warrior and ruler in Maharashtra.

But later something happened that I got buried deep down in the grounds of the land where I was built which earthed my idols of Shiva and other Gods. Later it was only in the year 1780 that I was brought back to the PERIOD!

My Possessions

My rooms are lit with the presence of Hindu Gods viz. Lord Ganesha, Shiva, Parvati and Hanuman. Apart from them there was another Idol as well which was dug out broken while I was getting restored. The Idol was anyhow presented to the waters of the sea.

The Parsi unconnected

When King Bhimdev proposed building the temple, there was a huge dispute between the Hindu and the Parsi Communities. The land on which the temple was supposedly built was claimed to be the Parsian Land due to the presence of five Dakhmas on the land. The community has later dragged the authorities to court where the settlement was favoured for the temple and hence the resistance was pulled off.

Where can you find me?

I am situated in the posh city of Mumbai, India near Girgaun Chowpatty. I was made from the then finest stones and rocks, carved by the best artists and painters. I am visited in a huge number by the devotees during the festival of Mahashivratri, possibly the day when Parvati and Shiv were tied in wedlock. The devotees who visit are necessarily not Shiva disciples but even other Hindu God followers visit me.

If you happen to visit Mumbai next time, do visit me and acquire the blessing of Lord Shiva for your good will. If you are an atheist even then visit me to take a look at the striking work of the architecture that I grant.

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