Category: Walkeshwar Temple


Temple – Walkeshwar Temple
Walkeshwar Temple, otherwise called the Baan Ganga Temple, is a temple devoted to the Hindu god, Shiva situated in Walkeshwar, close to Malabar Hill area, in South Mumbai region of the city of Mumbai, India. It is arranged at the most elevated place of the city, and near the temple lies the Banganga Tank. Hindu god, Rama stopped at that spot on his way from Ayodhya to Lanka in quest for the evil spirit lord, Ravana who had seized his better half, Sita. At that point Lord Rama was encouraged to love Shiva Lingam and he is said to have built the first linga of sand, subsequent to becoming weary of sitting tight for his sibling, Lakshman to bring an icon. The name is etymologically gotten from the Sanskrit word for a symbol made of sand - Valuka Iswar, an Avatar of Shiva. As the story advances, when Rama was parched, as there was no new water promptly accessible (just ocean water), he shot a bolt and brought the Ganges here. Subsequently Bana (bolt in Sanskrit) Ganges. The water that takes care of the tank comes from an underground spring at that spot, notwithstanding its nearness to the ocean.