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“One of the most beautiful churches in Mumbai”
Review of Mount Mary Church

Mount Mary Church
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is a beautiful Roman Catholic Church which is very famous for the week-long Bandra fair which takes place here every year in September.
Reviewed March 9, 2013

It is the most beautiful church in Mumbai, located so close to the sea, you can almost hear the waves. The Bandra Bandstand is in close proximity and so is Shah Rukh Khan's mansion "MANNAT". It is a great place to visit. Sundays are very crowded.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

If you saw this building in any English town or city you would not think much of it. But because of where it is and the surrounds then maybe it can be worth a detour however reports of having scenic views over to the Indian Ocean or rest of Mumbai are a little far fetched. Maybe if you scaled the tower. If you visit and want a walk then within some time you can find your way down to Bandra sea shore with its good walking path. Popular place for exercisers in the morning or evening sunsets and crowded t weekends. Also try to get to the old Portuguese Fort which is now a good tourist attraction with views over the Bay and the sea link bridge.

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

The Roman Catholic Basilica of Mary on the Mount at Bandra, Mumbai has an interesting history. Local fishermen 'kolis' found the wooden statue of a woman believed to be that of Mary, the mother of Jesus floating in the sea off the coast at Bandra in the 16th century, brought it ashore and built a shrine at its present location. The statue may have probably been the figurehead of a Portugese ship (this entire coast was at one time controlled by the Portugese, who had also built a number of forts along the shoreline) but, its origin is not quite certain.

This beautiful minor Basilica has a peaceful & tranquil environment & a place of worship where thousands flock because of its supposed miraculous powers. It is especially peaceful during the afternoons when you may visit the place undisturbed.

The stalls outside the church have quaint candle offerings in various shapes - houses for those who pray for one, or in the shape of eyes, ears, legs, arms for those ridden with related problems who believe in the healing powers of Our Lady of Mount Mary.

However, the first week of September is the time when thousands of devotees flock there for the Bandra feast - not a very peaceful scene, but it is the time when the place is alive & bustling with activity - food stalls of every kind, music & fun.

A pleasant visit for Christians & others too as the place has a soothing aura about it.

4  Thank firuzakhan
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

The place has a calmness and peace that soothes the heart. I sometimes go there late in the night, my form of meditation.
Go and see it when you can.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Mount Mary church is well old and well known. This is a place where people from all religion come and pay visit specially during the month of september - feast of our lady. Its said many have recieved answers to their prayers. Very divine and serene place. A must see place for all.

3  Thank Flavy_Sequeira
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