One of the most beautiful and oldest temple situated near Arabian sea is actually a powerful place dedicated to goddess Mahalaxmi. Goddess Laxmi, Saraswati and kali are main three deities of the temple. The golden mask they have is the unique feature. It is believed that these idols appeared by themselves. Being always a crowded place this temple receives most visitors during Navaratri. Hence it is festival of feminist with power. The goddess Mahalaxmi is a goddess of wealth, prosperity and peace.
Global Vipassana Pagoda.
Yes you read it correct. It may be hard to believe that this fast and speedy city have the quietest and peaceful place at the middle of the city. Once you visit it you will realize why it is listed as one of the seven wonders of Maharashtra.. This dome shaped mediation hall has the capacity to seat 8000 vipassana practitioners. If you are those who are spiritual travellers and believes that Travel brings the most beautiful version of yourself then don't even think to miss this beautiful experience. Across the world people come here to bring harmony in their lives.. This is a real monument of peace and harmony for sure.
Dedicated to Lord Ganesha this temple is one of the richest temple in city. Every person in the city whether he is common man or celebrity reaches to the feet of Lord Ganesha for his blessings and fulfilling their wishes. It is believed that this Ganesha is self-manifested and grant wishes. This prestigious place is worth visiting. If you are lucky to visit it at Tuesday don't miss the aarati- this is special form of worshiping him.
Mumba Devi temple
Holds the history of the name of this city this place is a long standing symbol of devotion and protection. The Mumbai city drives its very name from this deity. The goddess Mumba is believed that the protector of city and the native fishermen. This beautifully decorated temple is must visit place in the list.
This beautiful place is owned and managed by Swaminarayan Sampraday. They consider Lord krishna is main deity. One of the most visited place during Janmashtami and Ram Navami. You will be blessed to receive blessings of Ghanshyam Maharaj, Hari krishna Maharaj, Gaulok bihari and Radha.
Blessed with most beautiful architecture this place will give you slight illusion of the very home of Lord shiva that is kailash parvat. Dedicated to Lord shiva this place has historical significance. The Idol are very old believeed that they are 12th century old.
Largely visited by not only devotees but people on spiritual path from worldwide this temple is unique place to visit and we are sure you will get the glimpse of serenity and peace. Dedicated to Lord krishna this temple is not only a holy place but also provides opportunities to explore deep into spiritual areas. The original name of the temple is SRI SRI RADHA RASBIHARI JI TEMPLE. ISKCON actually means international society for krishna consciousness. Apart from the fabulous architecture there are many things that can pull your attention. A meditation Centre and a vast library filled with knowledge and deeper understanding of spiritual books and multimedia section gives access to various activities conducted by the center. A spiritual experience combined with devotion and love. Undoubtedly must visit place.
Again this Shiva temple has historical significance. The legend that Lord Rama made a shiv Ling from sand (which means valuka) to worship Lord Shiva. The name of this place is derived from this tale. Amazing atmosphere and presence of Shiva energy will make this experience wonderful.
Mount Mary Church Again being a metro city Mumbai is blessed with variety of cultures. This church is best specimen of art and devotion. Once you enter inside your heart will feel the peace and love of mother Mary for sure. This holy, majestic basilica is made up of stone. If you are lucky enough to visit this place during its annual Fair which is in September every year you will be blessed much more than expected.
Haji Ali Dargah Well this fabulous structure of indo Islamic styled architecture is situated at the backdrop of beautiful view of Arabian Sea. This is a well-known tomb and mosque all together. Begin an Idol of Islamic religion this place always welcomes people from different religions and from different lifestyle. The unique architecture includes marble courtyard contains central shrine.
The creative mirror work with green, blue and yellow tiles on pillars in Arabic pattern is nothing but all 99 names of Allah. If you really seek to visit this place then we will advise you to plan in advance because this place is accessible only during low tide times. If you are lucky enough to experience the night view it will surely make your camera to work more because the shrine lit up in the distance with nothing but the sea around it. Such a beautiful scene!
Written by Sonali Solim