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Mumba Devi Temple

Mumbadevi temple, situated in the crowded area of Zaveri Bazaar in South Mumbai, is an iconic shrine and one of the oldest in the city. My visit to Mumbadevi temple has been long overdue, and I finally went there few days ago.
The city derived its name from Goddess Mumbadevi, the patron goddess of the Kolis (fishermen community), and literally speaking this temple has withstood test of time. Lets take a walk down the temple complex and winess few ancient customs that still exists within the holy confines. Originally Mumbadevi temple was built at the present CST station (Victoria Terminus) in Fort, in 1737 and soon brought down by the British government and shifted to its current location at Zaveri Bazaar. While certain Hindu sects believe that the temple came up even before that at Boribunder in 1675. The road where the temple is located, known as Mumbadevi Road is blocked for vehicles, for security reasons, as several attempts have been made to bomb this place - in 1993 and in 2004. So there is police security 24x7 near the temple. A common sight at any Hindu temple are small shops selling sweets, flowers, pictures of different Hindu Gods, and other items used for worship. The main temple, which is generally crowded on weekends, had few devotees offering their prayers. Goddess Mumbadevi is dressed in a robe with a silver crown, a nose stud and a golden necklace. To the left is a stone figure of Annapurna seated on a peacock while in front of the shrine is a tiger, the carrier of the Goddess.
 
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