The Mumbadevi Temple is dedicated to the goddess Mumba, whom the city of Mumbai was named after, and that's what makes this otherwise unremarkable temple noteworthy. The Koli fishermen, believed to be the original inhabitants of Mumbai, worshiped the goddess and built a temple for her. It was demolished in 1737 and the current Mumbadevi Temple subsequently replaced it.
Visiting the temple is an adventure in itself. Be prepared to be submerged in sea of people, as the temple is located in the midst of a crowded market area that's also cluttered with buildings. However, it will really put you in touch with the city's heart and history. Numerous pandits live behind the temple, and they perform puja rituals for those who desire them.
Where: Mumbadevi Marg, Bhuleshwar. (To the north and right of Zaveri Bazaar).