#15 of 32 Places to Visit in Mumbai
Distance (From Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus): 9 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Place Location: Near Haji Ali Dargah
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 9 km from Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mahalakshmi Temple is an ancient temple situated on Bhulabhai Desai Road in Mahalakshmi area of Mumbai. This is one of the most famous temples of Mumbai and also one of the top places of Mumbai sightseeing.
The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi who is also known as the Goddess of Wealth. This beautiful temple was constructed in 1785 CE. The temple contains images of the Tridevi goddesses Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, and Mahasaraswati. All the three images are adorned with nose rings, gold bangles and pearl necklaces. The main idol of Goddess Mahalakshmi is placed on the far side of the ornamented gate and is seen on a tiger. In the month of March/April and September/October, the Sun rays of rising sun fall on the deities for few minutes.
Mahalakshmi temple is adorned with intricate designs and is structured in the most exquisite manner. The main doorway leading to the temple complex is luxuriously ornamented that adds to the beauty of this gorgeous shrine. The Mahalakshmi temple is not only constructed exquisitely but is also sited beside the ocean, which is visually appealing. The compound of this temple contains several stalls that sell flower garlands and other paraphernalia used by devotees for worship and as offering.
A large number of believers throng this temple on Fridays. During the days of Navaratri festival, thousands of devotees flock this shrine to witness the celebrations.
Timings: 6 AM to 10 PM.