Mumba Devi Temple, Mumbai

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    Mumba Devi Temple

    by ni3sgalave Written Dec 2, 2009

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    Mumba Devi Temple is the most talked of shrine of Mumbai. It is sited at Bhuleshwar, in the southern part of the Commercial Capital of India. It is dedicated to Goddess Mumba, who is considered as the patron deity of Koli fishermen - the first inhabitants of Bombay. If truth be told, Mumbai has been named after 'Mumba Devi'. The Goddess is identified as the form of 'Shakti' and is worshipped by people with the utmost devotion
    Goddess Mumba is depicted without mouth, which symbolizes the Mother Earth. There are other shrines dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Maruti, Mahadev, Indrayani, Murlidhar, Jagannath, Narsoba and Balaji in the temple complex. Till date, Mumba Devi is worshipped by Koli fisher folks and Dravidians in the most sumptuous manner.

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    Mumbadevi Temple

    by Canadienne Updated Aug 18, 2003

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    Religious Items, Mumbadevi Temple

    The Mumbadevi Temple is hidden behind numerous storefronts; you are almost in it before you realize you have reached your destination. Crowded, pulsing with life, colourful and exciting. . .it's almost the kind of fervour that you'd find at a rock concert.

    It's a bit hard to find, and it's not architecturally outstanding, but the extra effort is definitely rewarded. The temple was named after the goddess Mumba, after whom the city was renamed.

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