Mumba Devi Temple
One of the oldest temples in Mumbai, The Mumba Devi Temple was constructed in Bori Bunder in the year 1675. After that, the temple was demolished and reconstructed in 1737 at Zaveri Bazaar. The temple is located in the very heart of the busy Zaveri Bazaar. The famous temple is dedicated to the Goddess Mumba Devi.
Mumba Devi is devotedly worshipped by the Koli fishermen of Mumbai, who believe in the goddess and consider her as their guardian. The temple houses the ancient idol of Goddess Mumba Devi, which is the main attraction here. The idol is adorned with a gold necklace, a silver crown, and a nose stud.
The fascinating thing about the idol is that the Goddess has no mouth, which symbolises Mother Earth. There are also idols of Hindu gods Ganesh, Hanuman, and Goddess Annapurna in the premises of the temple. The temple is open on all days of the week except Mondays, and aartis are performed regularly in the mornings and evenings.
Location: Mumba Devi Marg, Zaveri Bazar, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: 6.30AM-10PM, closed on Mondays
Timings: No entry fee
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 2.7 kms from MSRTC Mumbai Central