- Mahalakshmi Temple, Mumbai
Mahalaxmi Temple (Marathi: महालक्ष्मी मंदिर) is one of the most famous temples of Mumbai situated on Bhulabhai Desai Road. It is dedicated to Mahalakshmi the central deity of Devi Mahatmyam. There are three idols of Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, and Mahasaraswthi. The temple was built in 1831 by Dhakji Dadaji (1760–1846), a Hindu merchant.
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.
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Hindu Temples in Maharashtra
Alandi • Ashtavinayaka (Morgaon, Siddhatek, Pali, Mahad, Theur, Lenyadri, Ozar, Ranjangaon) • Bhimashankar Temple • Bhuleshwar Temple • Chaturshringi Temple • Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple • Dashabhuja Temple • Ganapati Temple, Redi • Grishneshwar • Jejuri • Kailash Temple • Kalaram Temple • Kopineshwar Mandir, Thane • Kukdeshwar Temple • Mahalakshmi Temple, Kolhapur • Mahalakshmi Temple, Mumbai • Mahur Renuka Temple • Mandher Devi Temple in Mandhradevi • Mumba Devi Temple • Nerul Balaji Temple, Maharashtra • Panchavati • Patit Pavan Mandir • Rameshwar Mandir • Saptashrungi • Sarasbaug Ganpati • Satpuda Manudevi Temple, Adgaon • Shani Shingnapur • Shegaon • Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mumbai • Siddheshwar & Ratneshwar Temple • Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai • Titwala Ganesha temple • Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple • Tulja Bhavani Temple • Vajreshwari Temple • Vithoba Temple, Pandharpur • Yamai
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