Temples of Mumbai

Across India there are temples galore to explore and Mumbai is no different .

Hedavde Mahalaxmi Temple: One of the most famous temples of Mumbai situated on Bhulabhai Desai Road. It is dedicated to Mahalakshmi the central deity of Devi Mahatmyam. The temple was built in 1831 by Dhakji Dadaji (1760–1846), a Hindu merchant.

Built around 1785, the history of this temple is supposedly connected with the building of the Hornby Vellard. Apparently after portions of the sea wall of the Vellard collapsed twice, the chief engineer, a Pathare Prabhu, dreamt of a devi statue in the sea near Worli. A search recovered it, and he built a temple for it. After this, the work on the vellard could be completed without a hitch.

The ISKCON Temple:  Also known as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness is a famous temple situated in Mumbai. This temple, also known as the ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple’ and ‘Radha Rasabihariji’ is dedicated to ‘Lord Krishna’ and was built by the ISKCON Foundation.

The temple complex is sited on the main ‘Hare Krishna Land’ that covers an area of over 4 acres. This temple was established by Swami Prabhupada in 1978 and is one of the forty ISKCON temples in India. Fabulously constructed, this temple is embellished with various paintings and statues within its interiors, making the temple look all the more mesmerizing.

This gorgeous temple was constructed to honour Srila Parabhupada’s aim to spread ‘Krishna’ consciousness. The temple is an apt spot for meditation and prayers especially for people who seek to increase one’s spiritual knowledge and add on to their intellectual development. This temple is so well-known that millions from across the globe throng this shrine every day.