Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mumbadevi Tank & Temple

Dedicated to the goddess Mumba, the Mumba Devi 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. 

Located in Bhuleshwar area in South Mumbai, the temple is in the heart of the steel and clothing markets. The temple of Mumbadevi, once stood on the site of the present Victoria Terminus in the central island which was called Mumbai. The temple was built in honour of Mumbadevi, the patron goddess of the Koli fishermen believed to be the original inhabitants of Mumbai. The original temple was built in 1737 was demolished and a new temple erected in its place at Bhuleshwar. The nearest station is Marine Lines