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Mahalakshmi temple

  1. 1. MAH A L AKSH MI TE MPL E  Akshata Hase  Tanvi Guajrathi  Azizur Khan  Swapnil kanse  Nikhil Mehta
  2. 2. IN TRODUCTION Mahalakshmi Temple is one of the most famous temples of Mumbai situated on bhulabai desai road. The temple enshrines three dieties namely Lakshmi, Kali and Saraswati. The principal diety is goddess lakshmi and hence the name Mahalakshmi temple.
  3. 3. IN TRODUCTION The temple is particularly dedicated to Mahalakshmi, who is the Goddess of wealth as per the Hindu mythology. The main doorway of the temple is richly ornamented, leading to the temple complex. It is Dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi
  4. 4. H ISTORY Built around 1785, the history of this temple is supposedly connected with the building of the Hornby Vellard. The engineers were not in a position to connect the Mahalakshmi area with Worli by making Breach Candy, due to the reason of vicious tides. The condition was that the engineers dropped the plan. One day, Mahalakshmi appeared in the dream of Chief Engineer and asked him to make her shrine at the current place. Accordingly, the temple was constructed around 1785, which ultimately lead to the construction of the Breach Candy.
  5. 5. IN SIDE TE MPL E The Temple contains images of Goddess Mahalakshmi, Mahakali and Mahasaraswathi. All three images are adorned with nose rings, gold bangles and pearl necklaces. The image of Mahalakshmi is shown riding a tiger and a demon (Mahishasur) in a tandem. Beyond the ornate gate is the shrine wherein resides the buxom goddess of Lucre -- Laxmi. The compound of this temple is abuzz with stalls selling flower garlands and pious paraphernalia.
  6. 6. N AVRATRI FE STIVAL During Navaratri celebrations, the temple gets special looks. Devotees from distant places throng to temple to pay their obeisance. They stand for hours in long queues holding coconuts, flowers and sweets which they offer to the goddess.
  7. 7. PH OTO GAL L E RY EntrancE of maha lakshmi tEmplE stalls outsidE thE tEmplE
  8. 8. PH OTO GAL L E RY
  9. 9. PH OTO GAL L E RY cEntral courtyard intErnal viEw of tEmplE
  10. 10. PH OTO GAL L E RY
  11. 11. PH OTO GAL L E RY The dome ceiling is painted with the signs of the zodiac.
  12. 12. PH OTO GAL L E RY Way to trustees office Three black idols are protected behind a metal screen .
  13. 13. GoddEss mahalakshmi statuE
  14. 14. THANK YOU….

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