Mumbai ,formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. With an estimated population of 20.5 million, it is the largest metropolis in India and one of the most populous cities in the world. The Mumbai Metropolitan Area which includes cities of Navi Mumbai & Thane, is also the world's 5th most populated metropolitan area.

There are so many Places around Mumbai to see . Which include Temples, Historical Places, Hill station, Wild Life and Waterfalls etc.
This site help to find out known-unknown places around Mumbai. which can be one or two day picnic for People and children's who don't have time.
Then What you are Thinking Lets Plan to see Nature..
Showing posts with label Religious. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Religious. Show all posts

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Shrivardhan, Harihareshwar & Diveghar

Srivardhan - Harihareshwar - Diveagar

Map :

When to go?
Sept to may (best in summer season)
Where to stay?
All facilities are available in Srivardhan

Before leaving the caves ,fort ,Temples or jungle don't leave anything except your footprints...
Keep INDIA Clean and Incredible

Srivardhan is a typical Konkani town with a beautiful beach and small wadi's, Srivardhan is the place from where the prime ministers of the Maratha kingdom the 'Peshwas' originally came from.
Srivardhan is a nice place with sun kissed sands on a spectacular beach. It has a nice atmosphere and an unpolluted air and sea.

1,2)There are three temples to visit in Srivardhan. Jiwaneshwar temple is an old shiv temple. The pillars used for temple are from Peshwa’s house in Pune - Shaniwarwada. There is old Somjai temple just when you enter the city. 

3)Peshwe Smarak is a place where the Prime Ministers of the Maratha Kingdom, the Peshwas originally stayed. The old path leading to Laxminarayan mandir which peshwe used is still there.

4)Bagmandla Beach
Bagmandla beach Situated near Srivardhan is a very clean and secluded beach near Harihareshwar, you will surely enjoy playing in the white sands and clean water on the beach.

5)You can also take a boat ride from here to the nearby Bankot Fort.

Harihareshwar ( Dakshin Kashi) located at only 18 kms. from Srivardhan is also a beautiful place with with an ancient Shiv Temple and Kalbhairav Temple situated on the beach. Harihareshwar beach is also a very clean and excellent beach. MTDC has very a good resort at Harihareshwar with Tents to stay. It is also known as Dakshin Kashi.

Diveagar, a nearby town shot to fame when an ancient half statue of Ganpati made of gold and some ornaments were found in a farm. The Shekhadi Road leading to Diveagar is a very pleasant drive as the road is parallel to the coastline and you can see many breathtaking views along the entire stretch of the road. If you are staying in Diveagar you can visit the nearby fishing village Bharadkhol, where you can buy fresh fish every morning at an auction.

Other points
The Kuda caves near Tale are also worth your visit but are slightly off the road. Visiting Kuda while coming to Srivardhan is more convenient as it is on the way to Mhasala near Mangaon and you will only spend a few hours more. However you are advised to take food and waterwith you as there are no hotels or shops nearby for many kilometers.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Jain Temple (Walkeshwar)

Location: Walkeshwar (Malabar Hill)
Built in:  1904.    
How to reach: One can easily reach Jain Temple by taking local Buses, auto-rickshaws or by hiring taxis from Mumbai

This is arguably the prettiest temple in Mumbai (indeed, Jain temples are generally the prettiest in India). If your itinerary does not include a visit to one elsewhere (the most famous being in Rajasthan), do make the time to visit Mumbai's. Members of the Jain community are known to be exceptionally adept in the world of business, and although they believe in self-restraint and aestheticism (orthodox Jains will not tread on an ant, and at their most extreme wear masks to avoid breathing in even tiny insects), they pour large sums into the construction and maintenance of their places of worship. Officially called Babu Amichand Panalal Adishwarji Jain Temple, this beautifully decorated and adorned temple has an entrance flanked by two stone elephants. 

St. Thomas Cathedral Church

Location: Churchgate Station  

Built in: 1718

How to reach: One can easily reach St. Thomas Cathedral Church by taking local Buses, auto-rickshaws or by hiring taxis from Mumbai

St. Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai, completed in 1718, is the first Anglican church in Mumbai to improve the "moral standards" of the growing British settlement. It is located on Veer Nariman Road, close to Horniman Circle Gardens and the Flora Fountain. The name of nearby Church gate Station has reference to this church.
Gerald Aungier was placed in charge of the British East India Company's newly acquired factories at surat and Bombay, which had until then belonged to Portugal. As Governor of Bombay from 1672—1677, Angier built a church, a hospital, a court of justice and other civic amenities on the English model, and fortified the Company's commercial establishment. The foundation stone for the church was laid in 1676, on Bombay Green, at the present site of the St. Thomas' Cathedral, but over 40 years elapsed before construction could be completed. Richard Cobbe, the Chaplain, completed the construction of the building between 1715 and 1718. It was opened for divine service on Christmas Day 1718, and since then has served continuously as a church.
The church was consecrated a cathedral in July 1837. The tower and the clock at the western end were added in 1838. About 25 years later a major renovation scheme was launched to enlarge the chancel. This was completed by 1865.
Here, many a Briton was laid to rest under elaborate marble tablets engraved with touching elegies— generals and clerks and young maids all lying together in the silent, sundappled interior. Most of the tombstones bear eloquent messages

St. Mount Mary Church

Location: Bandra Mumbai 
Built in: Rebuilt 1760
Dedicated to: St. Mary
How to reach: One can easily reach St. Mary Church by taking local Buses, auto-rickshaws or by hiring taxis from Mumbai

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary Church, is a Roman Catholic church located in Bandra Mumbai The church is one of the most visited churches in the city. Every September, the feast of St. Mary is celebrated on the first Sunday after 8 September, the birthday of the Virgin Mary. This is a weeklong celebration known as the Bandra Fair and is visited by thousands of people.

Siddhivinayak Temple

Location: At Prabhadevi in Mumbai 
Built by: Mr. Laxman Vithu and Mrs. Deubai Patil 
Built in: 1801 
Dedicated to: Lord Ganesha
Attraction: A major temple of Lord Ganesha 
How to reach: One can easily reach Siddhivinayak Temple by taking local Buses, auto-rickshaws or by hiring taxis from Mumbai  Or Nearest Railway Station is Dadar 

The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ganesh . It is located in Prabhadevi ,Mumbai. It was originally built by Mr. Laxman Vithu and Mrs. Deubai Patil on November 19, 1801.Though it is one of the richest temple in Mumbai, the current generation of Patil is staying in state of despair near the temple.
The temple has a small mandap (hall) with the shrine for Siddhi Vinayak ("Ganesh that grants your wish"). The wooden doors to the sanctum are carved with images of the Ashtavinayak (the eight manifestations of Ganesh in Maharashtra). The inner roof of the sanctum is plated with gold, and the central statue is of Ganesh. In the periphery of the temple, there is a Hanuman temple as well.
You can visit Siddhivinayak Site And book your Pooja..

Mahalaxmi Temple

Located at the seashore on the northern side of Malabar hills, Mahalakshmi temple is one of the most sacred temples in Mumbai. The temple enshrines three dieties namely Lakshmi, Kali and Saraswati. However, the principal diety is goddess lakshmi and hence the name Mahalakshmi temple. 

Built around 1785, the history of this temple is supposedly connected with the building of the Hornby Vellard. It is said that when Britishers failed in their repeated attempts to connect Mahalakshmi area to Worli by building Breach Candy on account of ferocious tides, they had almost surrendered. The problem was fixed only by divine intervention when the goddess Lakshmi appeared in the dream of chief engineer and asked him to remove the three statues from the sea bed and establish them in a proper shrine. A search operation was launched to recover the statues and a temple was built. After this, the work on the vellard could be completed without a hitch. .

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. 

Navaratri Festival
During Navarathri celebrations, the temple gets special looks. Devotees from distant places throng to temple to pay their obeisance. They have to stand for hours in long queues holding coconuts, flowers and sweets which they offer to the goddess. 

Mumba Devi

MAA MUMBADEVI Temple is another Sakthi temple situated in Bombay. The name of the city Bombay (now correctly called Mumbai) is derived from MAA MUMBADEVI . This temple is dedicated to city's patron Goddess Mumbadevi. The temple of Mumbadevi, once stood on the site of the present Victoria Terminus in the central island which was called Mumbai. The temple was built in honour of Mumbadevi, the patron goddess of the Koli fishermen believed to be the original inhabitants of Mumbai. The original temple was built in 1737 was demolished and a new temple erected in its place at Bhuleshwar. The nearest station is Marine Lines. Although the Mumbadevi Temple is not as striking as others are in the city, its resident deity, Mumbadevi, is the city's patron Goddess. The structure is about six centuries old, believed to be the handiwork of Mumbaraka, a sadistic giant who frequently plundered the city at the time. Terrorized by these unwelcome visits, the locals pleaded with Lord Brahma, Creator of all things to protect them. Brahma then "pulled out of this own body", an eight armed goddess who vanquished the brute. Predictably brought to his knees, Mumbaraka implored Her Holiness to take his name and built a temple in her honour. She still stands there, an orange faced goddess on an altar strewn with marigolds: devotees believe that those who seek her divine favour are never disappointed.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Trimbakeshwar One of the 12 Jyotirling

Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple (Photos Here)

Triyambakeshwar or Triambhakeshwar is a religious center having one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is that it has three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra (Shiva). All other Jyotirlingas have Shiva as the main deity. The entire black stone temple is known for its appealing architecture and sculpture and is at the foothills of a mountain called Brahmagiri.

Shri Trimbakeshwar Temple is located at a distance of about 30-km from Nasik in Maharashtra near the mountain named Brahmagiri from which the river Godavari flows. Trimbakeshwar Temple is revered as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva and as the source of the river Godavari.

The Godavari River, which is considered sacred within Hinduism, originates from Bramhagiri mountains and meets the sea near Rajahmudry. Kusavarta, a kund is considered the symbolic origin of the river Godavari, and revered by Hindus as a sacred bathing place.

Legend Behind Trimbakeshwar Temple

Legend goes that a sage name Gautam Muni resided on the Brahmagiri hill with his wife Ahilya. By virtue of his devotion, the sage received from Varuna, a bottomless pit from which he received an inexhaustible supply of grains and food. The other rishis, jealous of his fortune, arranged for a cow to enter his granary and caused it to die as Gowtam Rishi attempted to ward it off with a bunch of Darbha grass.

Gautam Rishi, therefore, worshipped Lord Shiva to bring the Ganga down to his hermitage to purify the premises. Pleased with devotion, Shiva requested Ganga to flow down and make Sage Gautam pure. After that Ganga flowed down. Lord Shiva told Ganga to stay there eternally for the good of everyone. All the Gods started singing the praises of Gautam Rishi, Ganga and Lord Shiva. On the request of all the Gods, Lord Shiva resided by the river Gautami by the name Trimbakeshwar (one of the Jyotirlingas). Hindus believe that Trimbak Jyotirlinga is one, which fulfills everyone’s desires. It emancipates all from their sins and miseries.

Another popular legend behind Trimbakeshwar Temple is the legend of Lingodbhava manifestation of Shiva. It says once Brahma and Vishnu searched in vain to discover the origin of Shiva who manifested himself as a cosmic column of fire. Brahma lied that he had seen the top of the column of fire and was hence cursed that he would not be worshipped on earth. In turn Brahma cursed Shiva that he would be pushed underground. Accordingly, Shiva came down under the Brahmagiri hill in the form of Tryambakeshwar. Trimbakeshwar Temple is the only place where Shivlinga is not out but it’s inside the floor.

Some scholars say that Goddess Parvati also came down along Lord Shiva and Ganga. The place is therefore called Tryambakeshwa (three lords). Others believe that the place is so called because of the presence of three Shivlinga of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. The Shivlinga of Lord Mahesh has always-flowing water among the three Shivlingas.

Friday, February 8, 2008



Bhimashankar, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, can certainly be termed as a Pilgrim Paradise. The dense forests surrounding the high ranges also play an abode to the rare species of flora and fauna. Situated at the extreme end of the Sahayadri Ranges, this place gives a wonderful view of the world around you, the forts, the rivers and the hill stations around.

Bhimashankaris located in the village of Bhorgiri 50 km north west of Khed, near Pune. It is located 110 km away from Pune in the Ghat region of the Sahyadri hills. Bhimashankar is also the source of the Bhima river, which flows south east and merges with the Krishna river near Raichur. The other Jyotirlinga shrines in Maharashtra are Tryambakeshwar and Grishneshwar. Regular pilgrims near Mumbai visit Bhimashankar from Karjat via Khandas.

The Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary located here is a popular weekend getaway from Mumbai and Pune.

There is so many ways.

reach to neral ( karjat side) by trains and then use six sitter rikshaw . rikshaw directly take you to base of the bhimaShankar.Fair of six sitter is 20 to 50 rs per head .

reach to karjat by trains and then use St bus . bus directly take you to Khandas village and then you have to walk 4 to 5 hr then you will reach bhimaShankar.Distance between the karjat and khandas is about 40 km.

From pune there is direct way..

Haji Malang Gad (Kalyan)


It is 16 kms from Kalyan & also known as Malang Gadh. It is located on foot
hills. Devotees visit the dargah for "Mannat". Fair is held during Magh Purnima.
It is also famous for Navnath temple.

Titwala Ganapati Mandir ( Mahaganpati )

Titwala ( Mahaganpati )

It is equivalent to "ASHTAVINAYAKA" & one of the Mahaganpati. Heavy rush of devotees is there on Chaturthi, Sankasthi & Angarika. In olden time ashram of sage Kanva was located here. When King Dushyanta abandoned his fiancee Shakuntala, she came here & tayed in the ashram. She was advised by sage Durvasa and Kanva to establish shrine of Siddhivinayak, which was done by her. After worshipping Siddhivinayak she & Dushyanta got united. Shahad is near to Titwala and the Birla group of company constructed a beautiful Vithal temple in Shahad. Thousands of devotees visit daily to these temples in the naturally green places. It is 25 km far from Titwala.

Ambernath Shiv Mandir

Location: Ambernath
Built in:  1415
Dedicated To :Lord Shiva
How to reach: One can easily reach Shiv Temple by taking local train to Ambernath and by  auto-rickshaws 

Lord Shiva Temple

Famous for Ambreshwar Shiva temple, Industrial Units & Ordnance Factory.
Ambreshwar temple is 6 kms. away from Ambernath railway station. It is said
that Shilahara King Chittaraja constructed it, his son Mummuni rebuilt it. The
temple is on the banks of Vadvan (Waldhuni) river, which is of hemadpanthi
styled beautifully carved on stones. Another Shilahara King Aparaditya built
the Rameshwar temple, which is situated near Lonad. Ambernath is
located 6 kms from Badlapur and 40 kms from Thane.

Haji ali (CST Mahim Bay)

The Haji Ali Dargah, in the Mahim Bay can be reached from Mahalaxmi by a narrow causeway, and that only at high tide, when it is above the sea। A handsome example of Indian Islamic architecture, associated with legends about doomed lovers, the dargah contains the tomb of Saint Haji Ali. It sits 500 yards off the coast in the waters of Mahim Bay, near the neighborhood of Worli. It is connected with the Mahalaxmi Temple via a small path that goes into the sea, only accessible during low tide.