Mahalakshmi Temple is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This temple is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Mahalakshmi. During the festival of Navratri a large number of pilgrims from across the country flock to this temple to pay respects to the Goddess. Important travel information regarding this “sacred” temple is as follows.
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a. Best time to visit Mahalakshmi Temple :
This temple is located in the city of Mumbai. So the best time to visit this temple is during winters which begins in November and ends in March as the climate during this period is extremely pleasant.
b. How to reach Mahalakshmi Temple?
Mahalakshmi Temple Map
1. By train:
The nearest railway station to this temple is located in Mumbai Central. The Mumbai Central Railway Station is well connected to major cities and towns across the country.
2. By road:
There are a number of bus services from states across the country that connects to the city of Mumbai. Locally there are a number of city buses i.e. B.E.S.T that are available to this temple.
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:
In the year 1782 the construction of a causeway that would unite all the seven islands of Bombay was initiated. This project known as “Hornby Vellard” was led by the then Governor of Mumbai William Hornby. It was during this time that the chief engineer of this project apparently had a dream in which he saw a devi statue lying in the sea near Worli. As a result of this dream he decided to search for it himself. His search apparently turned out to be a success and he found the statue. It was then that he decided to build this temple (at the site he found the statue) now known as “Mahalakshmi Temple”.