Mumba Devi Mandir in Mumbai
Mumba Devi Mandir or Temple is an ancient Hindu temple, in Bombay , India . The temple is dedicated to Mumba, the local incarnation of the Mother Goddess Devi .
This Mumba comes from Sanskrit Mahā-AMBA ("great mother"), and Mumbai (Marathi for Mumbai) combines the name with AI , Marathi for "mother".
While Hindu sects dedicated to the goddess Mumbadevi are described as far back as the 1400s it is said that the temple was built in 1675 by a Hindu woman also named Mumba. Mumba was the patron goddess of agri (salt collectors) and Koli (fishermen), the original inhabitants of Bombay's seven islands. Mumba is depicted as a black stone statue inside the temple.
The temple is about 400 years old.
Originally located where the Victoria Terminus now stands the temple was relocated and rebuilt in 1737.