The Mumbadevi temple is one of the oldest temples in the city. In fact, Mumbai city derives its very name form the Mumbadevi temple. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mumba who is said to be the patron goddess of the native Somvanshi Kshatriyas, agricultural communities and the kolis (Fishermen).
The idol of the goddess is decorated with jewellery like a nose pin, crown and a necklace and is placed on a decorated altar. The idol itself is made from a black stone and the face is painted orange. The temple complex also houses idols of other deities and devotees gather in a larger number on Tuesdays as it considered an auspicious day.
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How to Reach:
One can hire auto-rickshaws or taxis to Bhuleshwar where the Mumba Devi Temple is located.
One can reach Mumba Devi Temple easily by boarding local trains from the city. The Charni Road Station is only 10 minutes from Bhuleshwar. Churchgate Station is also located close to Bhuleshwar.