At the northern foot of the Malabar Hill, is a part now called Breach Candy, was a temple dedicated to three goddesses-- Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati. A creek to the north separated the island of Mumbai from the Koli island of Worli. This creek was filled after the completion of the Hornby Vellard in 1784. Soon after, the modern temple of Mahalakshmi was built here.Breach Candy is one of the posh areas of Bombay and boasts of swanky showrooms, expensive apartments and the Breach Candy Hospital. The Mahalaxmi 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 the temple is abuzz with stalls selling flower garlands and pious paraphernalia.
It is located in Breach Candy. It is adjacent to the American consulate.
Mumbai can be visited any time of the year, though the hot and humid monsoon months of June, July and August are best avoided.
How To Get There
Air: There is an extensive network of flights from Mumbai'sSahar (International) and Santa Cruz (Domestic) airports. International flights connect it to all the major cities of the world. There are domestic flights to all the major cities of the country.Train: Mumbai has trains connecting it to all the major cities of the country. Intra city trains in Mumbai are the fastest and cheapest way to move around in Mumbai.Road: Mumbai is well connected to all cities of Maharashtra by bus. Intra city bus services are also very good.
The Mahalakshmi Temple in Breach Candy is one of the most popular temples in the city and during Navarathi celebrations devotees stand for hours in long queues awaiting their turn to worship.
Mahalaxmi chants and Aarthi
Monday, October 22, 2007
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