The Shri Walkeshwar Temple was established by the Gowd Saraswat Brahmin community in 1127. Legend has it that Lord Rama paused at that spot when heading to Sri Lanka to try and get his wife Sita back from demon Ravana, who kidnapped her. Unfortunately, the Portuguese destroyed the temple during their rein in Mumbai, in the 16th century. However, it was later rebuilt by another Gowd Saraswat Brahmin in 1715.
The main feature of the temple is the Banganga, a water tank, which is enriched with fresh water all through the year. A number of small shrines dedicated to Hindu Gods and Goddesses are housed around the water tank. Many devotees throng to the temple during the full moon and Amavasya days.
Nearest Station: Charni Road (Western Railway). Visitors can easily access the temple by buses run by BEST.
Compiled by – Townmumbai.com Team