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Mahalaxmi Temple Mumbai

One of the oldest Hindu shrines in the city of Mumbai, the Mahalaxmi Temple, was built in 1785. It is located in the Worli area of the city and is visited by devotees in large numbers throughout the year. Mahalaxmi temple is dedicated to the three deities of Hinduism—Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Saraswati, and Goddess Kali. There is an interesting story behind the construction of this sacred temple. In the 18th century, when the region was under the threat of Muslim invaders, Hindus immersed the idols of these three goddesses in the sea to protect them.

Later, when British rule existed in this part of India, Lord Hornby had some construction plans for this place. The British wanted to connect Worli with Malabar Hill Creek, the two islands close to each other. However, his team of engineers and workers could not do so as sea waves shook the construction complex. Hornby then saw Goddess Lakshmi in his dream one night, who instructed him to take out the immersed idols of the three deities and consecrate them on top of a hill.

Idols at Mahalaxmi Temple

Owing to this, the three idols were taken out and placed on the hill. Miraculously, the two islands were then connected. Hornby, later on, constructed the Mahalaxmi temple. Since its construction, the temple has been the jewel of the city. The idols of the three goddesses are molded in gold and adorned with beautiful ornaments. People from all over the world visit this sacred shrine, and during the time of Navratri, it witnesses a massive influx of pilgrims. It is during this time of the year that the whole temple is decorated, which is then followed by an enormous celebration. 

Best time to visit Mahalaxmi Temple Mumbai

The winter season, which lasts from October to March, is the ideal time to visit the Mahalakshmi Temple. The weather in Mumbai is pleasant throughout those months, and you can have the opportunity to attend the unique Navratri aarti or Diwali events.

Additionally, go to the Mahalakshmi Temple early in the morning when there isn't much of a crowd for a comfortable darshan. Additionally, you will have the chance to speak with the priests and learn more about the history of the Mahalakshmi Temple in Mumbai.

Time to explore Mahalaxmi Temple Mumbai

On a typical day, you may visit the Mahalakshmi Temple complex in around 30 minutes. However, if it's rush hour, it can take an hour. However, the darshan may take longer than an hour if you choose to go during a holiday.

Things to keep in mind while visiting Mahalakshmi Temple

  • Dress appropriately, keeping in mind that this is a religious location.
  • Get into the designated men's or women's line for the darshan.
  • Watch your belongings while you are inside the temple.
  • Remove your shoes before entering the temple.
  • Within the temple complex, photography is not allowed.

How to reach Mahalakshmi Temple Mumbai?

Mahalaxmi Temple is easily accessible from any location in Mumbai. You can board a local Mumbai train, an auto, or a taxi. The Mahalakshmi Temple is located at the closest railroad station, Mahalakshmi Station. There are also state-run buses that travel to the temple from every part of Mumbai. To get to the temple quickly, you can also take a taxi from one of Mumbai's leading car rental firms.

Mahalakshmi Temple Timings and Entry Fee

The Mahalakshmi Temple in Mumbai is open from 6 am until 10 pm. You can view the aarti live at the designated times for free.

Aarti times at the Mahalakshmi Temple in Mumbai are from 7 am to 7:20 am and from 7 pm to 7:50 pm. In addition to the main aarti, you can also attend the Dhoop aarti, which takes place at about 6.30 pm, depending on the time of sunset, and the Shej aarti, which takes place at 10 pm just before the gates close for the evening.

Places to visit near Mahalakshmi Temple

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