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Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the most famous temples of Mumbai situated on Bhulabhai Desai Road in Mahalaxmi area.It is dedicated to Mahalakshmi the central deity of Devi Mahatmyam.The temple was built in 1831 by Dhakji Dadaji, a Hindu merchant.

History

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.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

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

By Air

The nearest airport is Mumbai

Sculpture

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.

Map

Mumbai Mahalakshmi Temple Mumbai

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Timings and Events
Timings

6 am to 10 pm

Events

Navratri Festival

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