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 Mahalaxmi temple contains images of the Tridevi goddesses Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, and Mahasaraswati. All three images are adorned with nose rings, gold bangles and pearl necklaces. The image of Mahalakshmi is in the center shown holding lotus flowers in tandem. The compound of this temple contains several stalls that sell flower garlands and other paraphernalia used by devotees for worship and as the offering.
Mumbai Mahalakshmi Temple Mumbai
6 am to 10 pm
Mahalaxmi Temple is well-connected by roads, therefore, it is easy to reach the temple via road. Buses are available from the Mahalaxmi Station to the Mahalaxmi Temple. One can also drive through NH-4 to reach the temple
Mahalakshmi railway station in Mumbai
The nearest airport is Mumbai