Babulnath Temple, Mumbai

Babulnath Temple, Mumbai (must see)

Mumbai is a land of immense heritage, history and culture. Where the city appeases the interest of a history and cultural buff, it satiates the appetite of a shopaholic and a party animal.

A tour down South Mumbai is the perfect way to get to a closer look at the city’s history and heritage. One such destination is the Babulnath Temple, which has existed even before the city itself. Worshipped within the temple is Lord Shiva, one of the three Gods of the Hindu Trinity.

Raised at a height of about 1000 feet above sea level, the Babulnath temple is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the city and a must visit in Mumbai.

Although the temple was constructed in the late 18th century, it is believed that the idol was worshipped since the reign of Raja Bhimdev during the 12th century. There are many stories that speculate the origin of the idols and temple. According to one particular story, a cow belonging to a wealthy goldsmith stopped giving milk. Many days passed, but the cow would not give milk therefore the goldsmith followed the cow and observed that at one particular spot she would stop and dispense all her milk. The spot was dug up to find the idol which is placed in the temple today.

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Sight Name: Babulnath Temple
Sight Location: Mumbai, India
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Mumbai's Places of Worship  

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