The Walkeshwar Temple is located near Malabar hill. According to legend, Lord Rama came here on his way to Lanka to reclaim his consort Sita, who was kidnapped by the Demon King, Ravana.The temple also has a tank called the Banganga. A quiet place amidst all the bustle.The Walkeshwar temple was built in 1127 AD by the Silhara dynasty minister Lakshman Prabhu. Destroyed by the Portuguese when they ruled over Bombay, the temple was rebuilt in 1715, sponsored by a rich businessman, Rama Kamath. The Banganga tank has mythological significance as well. When a tired and thirsty Lord Rama in pursuit of Ravana stopped over at Walkeshwar for a sip, his brother Laxman shot an arrow (baan) into the ground, and water from the Ganges, which is thousands of miles away, sprang forth, giving birth to Baan-Ganga. The Shiva Linga here is believed to have been founded by Lord Rama himself.
Banganga Cross Lane, Teen Batti, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, MH, India
Walkeshwar Temple and Nearby Attractions on Map
Hanging Gardens(1.7 km)
The Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens are worth a visit not for the gardens per se which do have some interesting animal-shaped hedges, but for the great views of the city they offer.
Marine Drive(2.5 km)
Marine Drive is a lovely promenade along the Arabian Sea, where all of Mumbai goes to get a breath of fresh air, away from the pollution and dirt of the city's cluttered innards.
Kamala Nehru Park(1.5 km)
The Kamala Nehru Park on Malabar Hill is a popular spot for kids, its main attraction being a giant shoe-house that you can climb to the top of.
Marine Drive Chowpatty(2.5 km)
Marine Drive Chowpatty is the city's most famous beach situated at one end of Marine Drive, Bombay's most famous promenade.
Babulnath Temple(2.2 km)
Located near Malabar Hill, the Babulnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the deities of the Hindu Trinity.
Mani Bhavan is the house where Mahatama Gandhi often stayed when he visited the city between 1917-1934.
Tower of Silence(2.1 km)
The Tower of Silence or Parsi Bawdee is a Dakhma where the Parsis practise their famous burial custom of leaving bodies out in the open to be devoured by vultures.
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