A famous Hindu temple in Mumbai, Siddhivinayak Temple is located in Prabhadevi area, near Dadar railway station. This temple was constructed way back in the year 1881. The temple receives thousands of devotees on daily basis. The small hall or mandap has the idol of Lord Vinayaka or Lord Ganesha who fulfills wishes of all his devotees.While the huge wooden doors gave carvings of the 8 manifestations of Lord Ganesha, Ashtavinayak, the inner roof is gold plated.
The beautiful idol of the Lord in black stone stands in the middle. On the both sides of this idol, there are idols of the better-halves of Lord, Riddhi and Siddhi.
Built by a Hindu merchant Dhakji Dadji in 1831, Mahalaxmi temple is one of the religious sites in Mumbai. The temple is dedicated to Mahalakshmi, the main deity of Devi Mahatmyam. Located on Bhulabhai Desai Road in Mahalaxmi area, it attracts the followers of this Goddess of wealth in huge numbers.
The temple has well-adorned idols of Goddess Mahalaxmi, Goddess Mahakali and Goddess Mahasaraswati, beautified with necklaces, bangles, nose rings and more. The temple bustles with heavy pilgrim rush during Navaratri festival. The complex of the temple also has small stalls selling garlands and other things that are used by the devotees during worship.
Haji Ali Dargah
Visited by people of all religious faiths, Haji Ali Dargah is a popular landmark, placed on an islet around 500 yards from the seashore in the Arabian Sea. A superb display of Indo-Islamic architectural styles, this dargah or mosque, also consists of the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, a merchant who renounced all worldly matters and later became a saint. A narrow cemented path leads to the mosque and it is accessible only during low tides. Visit the mosque and soak-in the spirituality.
You can see the courtyard full of people. The cool breeze coming from the sea side enlivens the atmosphere. The marble courtyard behind the entrance consists of the main shrine- a tomb covered with red and green brocaded cheddar, within a silver frame having a support of marble pillars.
Cathedral of The Holy Name
Located in Colaba, South Mumbai, Cathedral of the Holy Name is a Roman Catholic cathedral that is also the seat of the Archbishop of Bombay as well as the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Bombay. This magnificent cathedral was constructed as a replacement of an older church in Bhuleshwar.
Opened in 1905, this cathedral has walls and ceilings adorned with some beautiful artworks, pipe organ, and beautiful frescoes. There is a huge hanging bell outside the church that is a gift from Pope Paul VI who came here in the year 1964.