A famous temple called “Kalbadevi” is located in the city of Mumbai. This extremely popular temple is situated in close proximity to Marine Lines in South Mumbai, and is dedicated to Goddess Kalbadevi. Apparently it is said that the original temple was located in Mahim and was later on relocated to its present site. Furthermore, it was the state government that financed the rebuilding of this temple as seen today. In addition, the management of the temple was handed over to Mr. Raghunath Joshi after the relocation.
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a. Best time to visit Kalbadevi Temple
The best time to visit this church is in between November to February during the winter season as the climate is extremely pleasant.
b. How to reach Kalbadevi Temple
Kalbadevi Temple Map
1. By train:
The closest railway station to this temple is located in Mumbai Central. The Mumbai Central Railway Station is well connected to major cities situated on the western railway line.
2. By road:
If you intend to drive to this temple then the ideal starting points would be Pune, Thane, Kalyan, and Navi Mumbai.
- Via Pune:
There is one route from Pune to this beach, and it is via Bangalore-Mumbai Highway/Mumbai-Pune Highway.
- Via Thane:
There is one route from Thane to this beach, and it is via Eastern Express Highway/Mumbai Agra National Highway and Eastern Expressway.
- Via Kalyan:
There is one route from Kalyan to this temple, and it is via Eastern Express Highway/Mumbai Agra National Highway and Eastern Expressway.
- Via Navi Mumbai:
There are two routes from Navi Mumbai to this temple, and it is via Bangalore-Mumbai Highway/Mumbai Highway/Mumbai-Pandharpur Road/Mumbai-Pune Highway/Sion-Panvel Expressway and Eastern Expressway and via Bangalore-Mumbai Highway/Mumbai Highway/Mumbai-Pandharpur Road/Mumbai-Pune Highway/Sion-Panvel Expressway.
3. By air:
The nearest domestic airport to this temple is located in the suburb of Ville Parle/ Santa Cruz while, the international airport is located in Sahar. Both the international and domestic are well connected to major cities and countries respectively.
c. Religious significance of the Kalbadevi Temple
Not much is known about the religious significance of the Kalbadevi Temple. According to a rather abstract fact it is said that the temple was earlier located in a neighbourhood called Mahim, and which was relocated later to its present site when the original image of Goddess Kalbadevi that was kept hidden for about 500 years was found. It is this image of the goddess which was found after so many years that can be seen in the temple as of today.