The temple trust has opened Mumba Devi Darshan Online Booking due to COVID restriction. The registration link for online darshan booking was provided in the official website.
Mumba Devi Darshan Online Booking Link
Now temple trust has removed Mumba Devi Darshan Online Booking link from website and Temple trust has not issued any official announcement in this regard.
Mumba Devi Temple Timings
6.30 a.m. – Temple opens with Mangala Aarti
9.30 a.m. – Main Aarti
12.00 p.m. – Naivaidya Aarti
6.30 p.m. – Dhoop Aarti
8.00 p.m. – Main Aarti
8.45 p.m. – Shayan Aarti
9.00 p.m. – Temple Closes
Mumba Devi Temple History
Mumbadevi Temple is a renowned ancient temple dedicated to ‘Goddess Mumbadevi’. This beautiful temple is situated in the heart of Mumbai and was built in the 18th century.
The ‘Koli’ fishermen or the early inhabitants of Mumbai greatly respect and honor Goddess Mumbadevi and consider her as their guardian.
Mumbadevi is Goddess of Power
Goddess Mumbadevi is recognized as ‘Goddess Shakti’ or the Goddess of Power. Today, this elegant temple is located amidst the crowded steel, cloth markets and jewelry shops in Bhuleshwar, Mumbai. Mumbai City derives its name from the Goddess Mumbadevi, and the Temple is truly an important religious place for the dwellers of this beautiful city called Mumbai.
Mumbadevi is considered as the patron Goddess of Mumbai city. Mumbadevi was the patron Goddess of Agri (salt collectors) and Kolis (Fishermen), the original inhabitants of the seven islands of Bombay. The word “Mumba” was derived from two words “Maha” and “Amba”, which means “great mother.” The fishermen regard her as their protector and as ‘Maha Shakti”.
It is believed that The Mumbadevi Temple was first built in Bori Bunder in and around 1675. The Temple was destroyed and reconstructed at Zaveri Bazaar, Bhuleshwar in the year 1737. Since ancient times, the Koli fishermen and the Dravidians offered their prayers to Mumbadevi at this Temple and they still continue to do so.
A legen told that, Lord Brahma has sent Mumbadevi, an eight-armed Goddess to vanquish an evil demon known as ‘Mumbaraka’, who terrorized the locals. After his defeat, Mumbaraka fell on his knees and begged the Goddess to take his name. It is said that Mumbaraka had built the magnificent shrine of Mumbadevi Temple in the heart of the Mumbai City.
The Shrines of Shri Jagadamba, Shri Annapurna and Shri Hanumanji are a part of the Mumbadevi Temple.