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About Mumba Devi Mandir Mumbai, Maharashtra


Mumba Devi Mandir is an old temple in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra, dedicated to the goddess Mumbā, the local incarnation of the Devi (Mother Goddess). The Marathi mumba derives from Sanskrit. Mumba Devi is the goddess of the city of Mumbai. The name Mumbai is derived from Mumba Devi. While Hindu sects devoted to the goddess Mumbadevi are attested to as far back as the 15th century, it is said that the temple was built in 1675 near the main landing site of the former Bori Bunder creek against the north wall of the English Fort Saint George by a Hindu woman also named Mumba. The creek and fort are now deteriorated to a point at which they are but derelict reminders of the city’s past. The temple, on the other hand, is still active.

History and Legend :

This sanctuary was underlying honor of the Goddess Amba. The Mumbadevi sanctuary is six centuries old. The primary Mumbadevi sanctuary was arranged at Bori Bunder, and is accepted to have been obliterated somewhere in the range of 1739 and 1770. After the obliteration another sanctuary was raised at a similar spot at Bhuleshwar. The Goddess represents Mother Earth is as yet adored by the Hindu populace of the northern Indo-Gangetic plain and southern India the same. The first sanctuary worked at the site where the Victoria Terminus station prior was by Koli anglers was annihilated around 1737 and another sanctuary was raised in its place at Phansi Talao. The advanced holy place contains a picture of the Goddess Mumbadevi wearing a robe with a silver crown, a nose stud and a brilliant neckband. To one side is a stone figure of Annapurna situated on a peacock. Before the holy place is a tiger, the transporter of the Goddess.

The present name of the city is derived from the Goddess Mumbadevi. The temple itself is not impressive but is an important landmark as it is dedicated to Mumba Devi, the city’s patron deity. The international name of the City is Bombay. ‘Bombay’ is an anglicized version of the Portuguese name used by the British when they took control of the city in the 17th century. The name the city was referred to as Bom Bahia, meaning ‘good bay’.

The sanctuary is committed to goddess Parvati (otherwise called Gauri) in her fisherwoman structure. To appear as Mahakali, goddess Parvati needed to acquire constancy and focus. Around then Bhagwaan Shiva (spouse of goddess Parvati) demanded goddess Parvati to resurrect as a fisherwoman by which she can acquire the capacity of steadiness and focus as an angler acquires both these characteristics while picking up fishing. Goddess Parvati then, at that point embodied as a fisher lady and assumed seclusion at the position of anglers (current area—Mumbai). Goddess Parvati at her initial age was known as Matsya and later she came to be known as Mumba in her fisherwoman structure. Mumba committed herself in learning determination and fixation under the direction of anglers as they were sharp in their calling of getting fishes by focus and tirelessness. At the point when Mumba dominated the strategies of determination and fixation, the opportunity arrived for her to get back to her homestead from where she had come. Master Shiva came as angler and hitched Mumba acknowledging, who she genuinely was. Later the anglers mentioned her to remain there always thus she turned into the town goddess (grama devata). As she was meant as “Aai” (signifying ‘mother’ in Marathi) by individuals living there, she came to be known as Mumba Aai. Furthermore, Mumbai got its name from her.

Architecture of Mumba Devi Mandir Mumbai, Maharashtra

The goddess Mumba was supporter of the Marathi-talking agris (salt authorities) and kolis (fisherfolk),[3] the first occupants of the Seven Islands of Bombay. She is portrayed as a dark stone model in the sanctuary. A derivation of Mumba that is mainstream is "Maha Amba," or "Extraordinary Mother," one of the large numbers of India's all the more notable names for the Hindu Mother Goddess (Devi). Situated in Bhuleshwar region in South Mumbai, the sanctuary is in the core of the steel and apparel markets. It is a consecrated journey spot and spot of love for Hindus and is accordingly visited every day by many individuals. It isn't phenomenal for guests of Mumbai to offer their appreciation at the sanctuary and is one of the traveler attractions[4] of Mumbai.

How to reach Mumba Devi Mandir Mumbai, Maharashtra?

By Train: 2kms from Charni road railway station
By Bus: 2.7kms from MSRTC Mumbai central

Mumba Devi Mandir Mumbai, Maharashtra Timings

Open – 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Aarti 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM

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