Thursday, 10 May 2012

Visiting Babulnath Temple, Mumbai

So last Monday we visited the Babulnath Temple. It is located at the end of the beautiful Marine Drive.

It is a Lord Shiva Temple. He is worshiped in his most famous form - the "Shiva Linga".

There is a 108 flight of Steps before you reach the Temple. 108 is an auspicious number according to Hindu Numerology. Hence it is said while climbing up you can chant the Mantra "Om Namah Shivaye" 108 times. What interested me was how every step had a "Diya" and "Belpatra" (An auspicious leaf offered to Shiva). On asking the priest he said that during "Shivratri" (the main festival of Shiva), each step has the Diya lit and the queue of worshipers can while climbing up offer the Belpatra 108 times, which later all together is offered on the Shiva Linga.

This temple is probably located in one of the busiest areas of Mumbai as it sort of connects all the main roads in South of Mumbai. What interested me was that located at 1000 feet above sea level, it was a very quiet and serene place. As you climbed the steps upward you got a feeling as you were leaving all the noise and pollution behind.

It is believed that with a little strain physically you reach mental austerity. Well This is true. Outside the temple there is a white marble stretch well shaded. I was fascinated by a cats gymnastics sitting there. I suppose i should have been meditative, but the cat performed the most graceful gymnastics ever.

Saw a priest, asked him so please tell me the story behind this Temple. This is like an implied law, every temple has a story or legend hidden behind. This one had a very interesting one. Want to know more about it ? Contact us on "" or leave a message on "" !

Going down the steps is always so much easier. Pheww.!

Famished by then we simply crossed the road for the very tasty and different food at Soam Restaurant.

Happy and Satisfied Ending! :)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing information about Temple as well as restaurent! keep Posting!
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