Mumbadevi Temple in Mumbai is the temple of Maa Mumbadevi. Mumbai has derived its name from Goddess Mumbadevi. It is built to pay a tribute to the Goddess of Mumbai. There is a great mythological story attached to the creation of this temple.
The benevolent Goddess Mumba, is dressed in silver robes and is ornamented with nose studs. She is the presiding deity of Mumbai. Mumba is a goddess who has no mouth and her face is orange colored. This may be a significant representation of the Mother Earth. She is worshiped with great devotion by the fisher folk called Koli.
On Mondays the temple remaines closed. Outside the temple of Devi Mumba, there are stalls, which sell flowers, garlands and other things needed for offering 'puja'. Jasmine, pink lotuses and orange marigolds are some offerings, which is considered auspicious and lucky by her devotees.
Last Updated on 19 May 2011