Associated with goddess Mumba, Mumba Devi temple is a holy spot, around 23 km away from the city center of Mumbai. It is one of the most popular and ancient shrines holding great spiritual importance among Kolis/fishermen of the city. It is believed that Maha Amba or Devi Mumba offers great peace, power to Kolis and act as their supporter. Tourists and devotees from all parts of the world offer sincere prayers at Mumbai Devi temple and seek the blessings of Goddess Mumba.
Formerly, the temple was put-up in 1675 in Bori Bunder, but was later damaged and re-built in 1737 at Zaveri Bazaar. Today the sacred shrine is settled in the middle of steel and cloth busy markets of the city. In fact, the city has derived its name from Mumbadevi as Mumbai.
The main idol of Devi Mumba is decorated with silver crown, a nose stud and a golden necklace. There are also idols of Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesh inside the temple complex. Morning and evening Aartis (worship ceremony) are held in the temple with great devotion. Pay a visit to the temple and rebuild your faith in almighty. The Mumba Devi temple in Mumbai is open all days of the week except Mondays.