Mahalakshmi Temple is a revered shrine situated at Mahalaxmi
. The temple is dedicated to Mahalakshmi
(the goddess of wealth) and also has images of Saraswati
It is believed to be the oldest temple in Mumbai and the idols were found from the sea. Built around AD 1785, the history of this temple is connected with the building of the Hornby Vellard.
The main festival is the Navaratri, celebrated in a grand manner. Thousands of devotees throng the temple during the festive occasion.
Mahalakshmi temple is only a short distance away from Churchgate.