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Mumba Devi temple is one of the most popular temples in Mumbai city.

Mumba Devi Temple

Mumbadevi Temple is in Bhuleshwar, Mumbai. This temple is dedicated to city's patron Goddess Mumbadevi, Mumbai's resident deity. Legends say the structure of the temple is about six centuries old and it is believed be the work of Mumbaraka, a sadistic giant who frequently plundered the city at the time.

The image of the Goddess Mumbadevi is clad with a robe of silver crown, a nose ring and a golden necklace. To the left is a stone figure of Annapurna seated on a peacock. In front of the shrine is a tiger, the carrier of the Goddess. The Goddess personifies Mother Earth. It is still worshipped by descendants of the Dravidian population of western and southern India.

The temple of Mumbadevi once stood on the site of the present Victoria Terminus in the central island, which was called Mumbai. The present name of the city is derived from the Goddess Mumbadevi.

Mumbai is well connected by air, rail and road. The nearest railway station is at Marine Lines. Accommodation is available at the hotels in Mumbai.