Walkeshwar Temple

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Temple Address
Banganga Cross Lane, Teen Batti, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400006
Temple overview

Walkeshwar Temple is also known as Banganga Temple. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva and is situated in Walkeshwar near Malabar Hill in south Mumbai. It is situated at the highest point of the city, and close to the temple lies the Banganga Tank. According to legend, Lord Ram stayed at this spot on his way from Ayodhya to Lanka in pursuit of Ravana, the demon king. To worship Lord Shiva, Lord Ram constructed a Shiva lingam out of the sand. Hence, the name Walkeshwar derived from a Sanskrit word for an idol made of sand – Valuka Iswar, an Avatar of Shiva.

History

The Walkeshwar temple built in 1127 AD by Lakshman Prabhu. The temple was destroyed by the Portuguese during their reign over Mumbai in the 16th century. It was rebuilt due to the generosity of Mumbai businessman and philanthropist Rama Kamath in 1715. The main temple has been substantially reconstructed.

Worship

The temple is well crowded every month, during the full moon day and on Amavasya day.

Temple Address:

Banganga Cross Lane, Teen Batti, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400006

Temple Timings
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Temple Timing
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