Sunday, 2 December 2012

MAHALAKSHMI TEMPLE-MUMBAI

Mahalakshami Temple - Mumbai
Mahalakshami Temple

About Mahalakshami Temple

Goddesses Mahalaxmi, Mahakali and Maha Saraswathi are the presiding deities in this famous temple, which is constructed on the seashores attracting large number of devotees everyday. The Mahalaxmi Temple located at the northern foot of the Malabar Hill; a part of it is now called Breach Candy in Mumbai, is a popular holy site. This is one of Mumbai's oldest temples dedicated to Mahakali. There are effigies of several Hindu gods here. Many devotees visit this temple.. The Temple complex is easily distinguished by the flock of grey pigeons pecking at grain in its courtyard. Beyond the ornate gate is the shrine wherein resides the buxom goddess of Lucre -- Laxmi. The compound of this temple is abuzz with stalls selling flower garlands and pious paraphernalia.

There are three beautiful images of Hindu goddesses, Mahalaksmi, Mahasaraswati and Mahakali in the temple made of gold. It is believed that these images of worship have been founded in the sea. All three images are adorned with nose rings, gold bangles and pearl necklaces and the image of Mahalaxmi is shown riding a tiger and a demon (Mahishasur) in tandem.

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