Babulnath Temple in Mumbai is one of the ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is seen in the form of a Babul Tree in the Babulnath Temple.
The temple is situated at the end of Marine Drive and south of Malabar Hill and it is about 1000 feet above the sea level overlooking the Arabian sea.
The Babulnath Temple in mumbai was built in 1780 and it is one of the most spacious temples in mumbai. A tall spire was added to the original construction in the year 1900.
Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of a lingam in the temple. The temple attracts huge crowds on mondays and especially in the month of Shravan (august / september ), millions of devotees visit the Babulnath temple to offer milk to the shivling. It is widely believed that the shivling is the head of Lord Shiva.
According to legend of Babulnath Temple, there was a rich goldsmith by the name pandurang and he had a person by name Babul to take care of his cattle. One of their cows kapila has stopped giving milk all of a sudden. Babul explained that the cow would reach a point and spill out all of her milk and again come back. When they both followed the cow , they noticed that the cow used to spill out the milk on a shivling in that place. Thereafter the Babulnath Temple was built in that place.
Babulnath Temple Address :
16, Babulnath Road
Charni Road Near Chowpatty
Phone Numbers : 022 2367 8367 / 022 2367 3602