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Babulnath Temple, Mumbai (Bombay)

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Located in the heart of Mumbai, Babulnath Temple dates back to 1780 and remains dedicated to Lord Shiva. The building features an all-white central spire covered in intricate stone carvings. Inside, the ceilings and walls depict Hindu mythology and contain decorations made of limestone and marble. Climb approximately 200 steps to reach the temple, or take an elevator if you wish to spare yourself the climb. Despite its central location, the temple offers a tranquil and relaxing setting great for escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. See Babulnath Temple and all Mumbai (Bombay) has to offer by arranging your trip with our Mumbai (Bombay) itinerary planner.
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  • Ancient shiva temple ... its very old n located near chowpatty of south Mumbai...........I usually go on Mondays as I believe in shiva  more »
  • We visited Bombay last February and made it a point to go up the stairs to this site. What an experience. The temple was just about to begin their evening "PUJA", the bells started ringing and singing...  more »
  • once must visit this temple of Lord Shiva, there is a lift avbl for old persons no need to walk up, very old temple  more »
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  • Heritage kind of old temple write in heart of Mumbai Easily accessible Lift facility started few years back. Awesome spiritual bliss at the place must visit
  • Most famous and oldest Shiv Temple which has large religious beliefs. During Shivratri and Shravan month this place is very very crowded.
  • A must visit if you enjoy going to different temples. Once you go up you can also go to other temples. You can pay and go by lift if you cannot manage the stairs.
  • Historic Ancient Shiva Temple. If in Mumbai do visit
  • Babulnath Temple Shiva Linga and Idols were originally consecrated in the 12th century by the then Hindu king Bhimdev of the region. Over a period of time the temple was buried and lost over a period of time. The idols were re-discovered (unearthed) during the period of 1700 to 1780. The first temple was built in the 1780 year. 'Babulnath, Maharashtriyan style' When rediscovered, 5 original idols were dug out. That of the main Shiva Linga, Ganesh, Hanuman, Parvati and one more. Out of this the first four are in the temple. The fifth one was immersed in the sea because it was broken when it was dug out in the 18th century. When the first temple was built the land belonged to the Parsi community. There were 5 Dakhma's (Parsi final resting place) existing in the vicinity. There was a lot of resistance for the Parsi community at that time for building of the temple. This resistance continued till the late 1800 when the issue was settled by the courts in favour of the temple.