Mahalaxmi Temple, Mumbai

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Bhulabhai Desai Road
  • Mahalaxmi Temple, seen from Haji Ali Dargah
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    Mahalaxmi Temple

    by MM212 Updated Mar 19, 2009

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    Built in 1785, Mahalaxmi (or Mahalakshmi) Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples in Bombay. It is dedicated to Laxmi, the goddess of wealth and Vishnu's consort. The temple is located by the sea at the northern end of Malabar Hill and is easily seen from the Haji Ali Shrine further north.

    Address: Breach Candy (Bhulabhai Desai Road)

    Mahalaxmi Temple, seen from Haji Ali Dargah
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    Mahalakshmi Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 16, 2007

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    This temple is located near Haji Ali's Mosque in northern Mumbai. Built around 1785, the history of this temple is supposedly connected with the building of the Hornby Vellard. It is said that when the British failed in their repeated attempts to connect the Mahalakshmi area to Worli by building Breach Candy on account of ferocious tides, they had almost surrendered. The problem was fixed only by divine intervention when the goddess Lakshmi appeared in the dream of the chief engineer and asked him to remove three statues from the sea bed and establish them in a proper shrine. A search operation was launched to recover the statues and a temple was built. The three statues are images of Goddess Mahalakshmi, Mahakali and Mahasaraswathi.

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    Mahalaxmi Temple

    by mili_143 Written Apr 12, 2006

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    The Mahalaxmi Temple in Mumbai, is a popular holy place in mumbai. Mahalaxmi is the goddess of wealth. It is situated at one end of Breach Candy.

    Named for Laxmi, the goddess of wealth, and her consort Lord Vishnu, this shrine is the focus of Navratri celebrations (when devoted Hindus offer gifts to gods and goddesses). A closed-circuit TV network allows you to view the ceremonies without having to brave the throngs at the entry gate

    Address: Near Haji ali, Bhulbhai desai road.

    Directions: You can take a taxi from mahalaxmi station it will cost you around 20 rs only.

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