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“Historical Temple” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mumbadevi Temple

Mumbadevi Temple
Mumbadevi Road | Sheikh Memon St., Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Ranked #25 of 262 Attractions in Mumbai (Bombay)
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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“Historical Temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Temple has more history. Mumbai name derived from maa Mumbadevi. Had good memories. Area famous for shopping also.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Crowded and chaotic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Mumba Devi, mother goddess, lends her name to the famous city of Mumbai, and is rather popular. Usually, i visit such places on Sundays to avoid the crowd, but the plan did not work here. Although local people vouched that it was 'not so crowded' as on other days of the week. The main road/lane was full of roadside stalls, selling offerings for the goddess, toys and household goods (thankfully the bigger shops were closed). A perfunctory security check later (they allowed me to take my camera inside but warned that i should not take pictures), i was part of the milling crowd.

The biggest problem here is where to leave one's shoes; expensive pairs may get stolen. The stalls selling offerings will tell you that you can keep your shoes for free but in return for the service, you have to buy some kind of offering (prices start from Rs 51 but pilgrims may be charged according to their devotional quotient and/or social standing). We took a chance and walked in as far as possible with our shoes on; then left them beneath a table of a sweetmeat seller even though they stricly told us that they are "not anybody's shoekeepers"! If you are not alone, you can alternately visit the sanctum and guard the shoes.

We joined a long queue, which moved fast enough thanks to the pushing and prodding of the security personnel. Usually there are separate queues for men and women at the start that merge into a jostling crowd in front of the goddess. You have to circumnaviagate the sanctorum to emerge at the main courtyard.

If the Sunday crowd is anything to go by, I shudder to think what happens on festive days. Foreigners are not barred from entering the temple.

Not allowd to take pictures inside, i was taking a few pictures after coming outside but the local shopkeepers started howling not to take pictures.

Visited March 2014
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“great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

this is the place where i felt a lot of pleasure in my heart in Mumba devi mandir (Mumbai)
and now i am making a plan to there again in june

Visited May 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Nice Temple for Visitor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Mumba Devi Mandir, or Mumba Devi Temple, it is an old Hindu temple in the city of Mumbai, dedicated to the goddess Mumba, the local incarnation of the Devi.
Mumbadevi temple, oldest temple in Mumbai Mumbadevi temple, situated in the crowded area of Zaveri Bazaar in South Mumbai, is an iconic shrine.
It is nice Temple
The temple is located at Mumbadevi Rd, Near Javeri Bazar, Kalbadevi, Mumbai, MH 400002

Temple Friday hours 6:30 am–10:00 pm
The Mumba Devi Temple was first built in Bori Bunder in 1675. The temple was destroyed and reconstructed at Zaveri Bazaar, Bhuleshwar in 1737. Since ancient times, the Koli fishermen and Dravidians offered their prayers to Mumbadevi at this temple and still continue to do so.

The structure of Mumba Devi Temple is a marvelous sight for anyone who visits this shrine. The highlight of the Mumba Devi Temple is the idol of Goddess Mumbadevi, adorned with a silver crown, a golden necklace and a nose stud

Visited January 2013
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“Namesake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The strongest connection to this temple is the very origin of the name of the city. Now amidst a bustling jewellery market, its uite easy to miss this temple. But once inside, you cannot ignore the very fact of what this goddess means to the city & most of the citizens wouldn't even know this temple.
Highlight- the goddess wears new jewellery everytime I visit. The surrounding jewellers could be responsible for this, but its a nice touch. quite interesting

Visited June 2013
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