Babulnath Temple :
Babulnath Temple, located in Mumbai, India, is an ancient Shiva temple. Babulnath Mandir is one of the city’s oldest temples, located on a small hillock near Girgaum Chowpatty. The main deity in this temple is Shiva in the form of the Lord of the Babul tree. The faithful climb up to the temple to see the Shivling and receive the Lord’s blessings. There is also the option of taking an elevator up to the temple. During the annual Mahashivratri festival, lakhs of devotees flock to the temples.
Babulnath Temple History :
Temple of Babulnath the Shiva Linga and Idols were first consecrated in the 12th century by the region’s Hindu king, Bhimdev. Over time, the temple was buried and eventually lost. The idols were rediscovered (unearthed) between 1700 and 1780. The first temple was constructed in 1780. When the site was rediscovered, five original idols were unearthed. This includes the main Shiva Linga, Ganesh, Hanuman, Parvati, and another. The first four of these are in the temple. Because it was broken when it was dug out in the 18th century, the fifth one was immersed in the sea. In the twenty-first century, there is a very well-known temple known for active blessings.
When it was first built, the Babulnath Temple was patronized by Hindu merchants of the time, primarily from the Gujarati community. In 1890, a larger temple was built with contributions from Gujarati merchants and others, including Maharaja Sayajirao Gaikwad of Baroda state. The current temple structure dates from 1890. The temple’s height was considerable when it was built in 1890, but a lightning strike in the 1960s and damage to the spire reduced the current temple’s height significantly. Babulnath Temple was one of the tallest structures and locations in Mumbai until the 1980s.
Babulnath Temple Website : http://www.babulnath.com/
Babulnath Temple Address : 16, Near, Babulnath Rd, Chowpatty, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004.
Babulnath Temple Timings : 5.00am – 10.30pm
Babulnath Temple Contact Number : 022 2367 8367
charni road station to babulnath temple : 6 min (2.0 km) via Maharshi Karve Rd and Chowpatty Seaface/Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Rd.
How to reach Babulnath Temple :
You can take a taxi or cab from Charni Road Station to this location (West). It is right next to the famous Girgaon/Girgaum Chowpatty and the back side of Wilson College. Walking time from Charni Road Station is approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
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