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Mumbai

Mumbai

Mumbai Harbour waterfront stands the iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in 1924. Offshore, nearby Elephanta Island holds ancient cave temples dedicated to Shiva. The Kanheri Caves in Borivali were excavated in the mid-third century. The Samyukta Maharashtra movement to create a separate Maharashtra state including Mumbai was at its height in the 1950s. As a memorial to the martyrs of the Samyukta Maharashtra movement, Flora Fountain was renamed as Hutatma Chowk (Martyr's Square).  In the late 1960s, Nariman Point and Cuffe Parade were reclaimed and developed. Mumbai lies at the mouth of the Ulhas River on the western coast of India, in the coastal region known as the Konkan. Mumbai is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west. The Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Borivali National Park) is located partly in the Mumbai suburban district, and partly in the Thane district. Apart from the Bhatsa Dam, there are six major lakes that supply water to the city: Vihar, Lower Vaitarna, Upper Vaitarna, Tulsi, Tansa and Powai. Tulsi Lake and Vihar Lake are located in Borivili National Park. Mumbai has a tropical climate, specifically a tropical wet and dry climate.

  • South Mumbai : Fort, Colaba, Malabar Hill, Nariman Point, Marine Lines, Tardeo
  • South Central Mumbai : Byculla, Parel, Worli, Prabhadevi, Dadar)
  • North Central Mumbai : Dharavi, Matunga, Vadala, Sion, Mahim
  • West Mumbai : Bandra, Khar, Santa Cruz, Juhu, Vile Parle, Andheri,Versova
  • East Mumbai : Kurla, Vidyavihar, Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Kanjur Marg, Bhandup, Mulund, Powai,Thane,Kalyan
  • Harbour Suburbs : Chembur, Mankhurd, Govandi, Trombay
  • North Mumbai : Manori, Jogeshwari, Malad, Borivali, Gorai, Mira Road, Bhyander, Naigaon, Vasai, Nala Sopara, Virar
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Nearby Mumbai

Shri Siddhi Vinayak Temple

Mahalaxmi Temple

Mumba Devi Temple

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Shri Ganesh is the first to be worshipped before beginning any new project or venture as he is the destroyer of obstacles (Vighnaharta). This is Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple at Prabhadevi in Mumbai, a two-century-old Temple that fulfills the desires of the worshipers. This temple was first consecrated on Thursday 19th November 1801. The outstanding feature of this deity is the tilt of the trunk to the right side. The idol has four hands (Chaturbhuj), which contains a lotus in upper right, a small axe in upper left, holy beads in the lower right and a bowl full of Modaks (a delicacy which is a perennial favorite with Shree Siddhivinayak). Flanking the deity on both sides are Riddhi & Siddhi, goddesses signifying sanctity, fulfillment, prosperity and riches. Etched on the forehead of the deity is an eye, which resembles the third eye of Lord Shiva. Siddhivinayak is well known as “Navasacha Ganapati” or “Navasala Pavanara Ganapati” ('Ganapati bestows whenever humbly genuinely prayed a wish' in Marathi) among devotees. The inner roof of the sanctum is plated with gold, and the central statue is of Ganesha. In the periphery, there is a Hanuman temple as well. During 'Sankashti Chaturthi' and 'Angaraki', a large number of devotees gather to attend the special events held within this temple.

Shree Mahalakshmi Temple is located at the North of the Malbar Hill on Bhulabhai Desai Road, Breach Candy, Mumbai. Built around 1785, the history of this temple is supposedly connected with the building of the Hornby Vellard. Apparently after portions of the sea wall of the Vellard collapsed twice, the chief engineer, a Pathare Prabhu, dreamt of a devi statue in the sea near Worli. A search recovered it, and he built a temple for it. After this, the work on the vellard could be completed without a hitch. The beauty of the temple, its mythological importance, its proximity to the seashore and its Dhawj-stambha all combine together to make the place a wonderful tourist attraction, as well. This temple is dedicated to the three deities  Shree Mahakali or Durga (Destroyer of Demon), Shree  Mahalakshmi (Goddesses of Wealth) and Shree Mahasaraswati (Goddesses of Learning). In the month of March/April and September/October i.e.during Chaitra and Ashwin Navaratra , the Sun rays of rising sun fall on the deities for few minutes. The temple is sited at the seashore on the northern side of Malabar hills, Mahalakshmi temple can be reached easily by means of local transport in Mumbai. The waves of the Arabian Sea impart a perfect background to this religious shrine of Mahalakshmi.

Mumba Devi Mandir is an old Hindu temple in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. 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 goddess Mumba was patron of the agri (salt collectors) and kolis (fisherfolk). The temple islocated in Bhuleshwar area in South Mumbai. Mumbadevi Temple Maharashtra, Maa Mumbadevi temple is another Shakti temple situated in Mumbai. The name of the city Mumbai is derived from Maa Mumbadevi. This temple was built in honour of the Goddess Amba. The Mumbadevi temple is six centuries old. The first Mumbadevi temple was situated at Bori Bunder, and is believed to have been destroyed between 1739 and 1770. After the destruction a new temple was erected at the same place at Bhuleshwar. The nearest station is Marine Lines. The highlight of the Mumba Devi Temple is the idol of Goddess Mumbadevi, adorned with a silver crown, a golden necklace and a nose stud. The idol is placed on an altar, bedecked with marigold flowers. To symbolize Mother Earth, the idol of Mumbadevi has no mouth. Idols of 'Hanuman' and 'Ganesh' are also placed within the temple complex. Other figures include a stone idol of 'Annapurna' seated on a peacock and a sculpture of a fierce tiger.

Juhu Beach

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GateWay Of India

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Kanheri Caves

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Juhu Beach in Mumbai is one of the most famous Indian beaches. Juhu Beach-a perfect place for people wanting to unwind themselves on mild waves and roaring sea waters. To the west of Juhu Beach is the Arabian Sea and to east are Santacruz and Vile Parle. The Versova Beach is towards the north of Juhu. Tourists visit this beach because of its peaceful atmosphere and scenic beauty. Juhu Beach is also famous for its local delicacies and street food. There are extravagant hotels and apartments located at the southern end of the beach. Watching the sunset in this wonderful place, guarded by the vast Arabian Sea, is a dream-like vision for anyone who visits the beach. The beach generally gets more crowded on weekends with families and courting couples. The food court at its main entrance is famous for its 'Mumbai style' street food, notably Bhelpuri, pani puri and Sevpuri. Horse pulled carriages offer joyrides to tourists for a small fee while acrobats, dancingmonkeys, cricket matches,toy sellers vie for tourist's attention.

The Gateway of India is a monument built in 1924 during the British Raj in Mumbai City of Maharashtra state in India. The Gateway of India is one of India's most unique landmarks situated in the city of Mumbai. Located at the tip of Apollo Bunder, overlooks the Mumbai harbor and bordered by the Arabian Sea in Colaba. The Gateway of India is a major tourist attraction for visitors who arrive in India for the first time. It took 4 years to complete this monument's construction. There are steps constructed behind the arch of the Gateway that leads to the Arabian Sea. It was designed by the British architect, George Wittet. The archway is 26 meters high and joined with four turrets and intricate latticework carved on stones. The majestic monument is a must-visit at night, in its pristine glory against the backdrop of the sea. It is visited by millions of people across the world every year and is a very significant figure in the lives of the people of Mumbai, as the Gateway defines the grandeur of the city that is a culmination of both, historic and modern cultural environment.

Kanheri Caves premises offers a pleasant break from the pollution and the noisy, metropolitan life.  Kanheri is credited with the largest number of cave excavations in a single hill. To the west is the Borivili railway station and across the creek is the Arabian Sea. Kanheri Caves are situated inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Here, one can see Buddhist carvings all around which are mostly formed out of Black Basaltic rock. The Kanheri Caves demonstrate the Buddhist influence on the art and culture of India. Kanheri comes from the Sanskrit Krishnagiri, which means black mountain. The 109 caves are reachable through the Sanjay Gandhi national park, a good way to reach a religious destination. All of them have elaborately carved sculptures, relief’s and pillars and encompass rock-cut stupas for worship. The caves are always beautiful, but the most exquisite piece of artistic example lies at the top, where fantastic sculptures of goddess Tara and Goddess Bhrukti with the central structure of Avalokiteswara, with five symbols each in the right and the left is housed.

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