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Mumbai is a multicultural city, diverse in religions and customs. There are temples, churches, mosques, and shrines where Hindus, Christians, Muslims, and Zoroastrians worship their gods and deities. You will also find a handful of synagogues and one Buddhist temple. Remember to remove shoes and wear modest clothing (long pants, no tank tops) when entering mosques and temples.

Temples

Mumbadevi Temple
Bhuleshwar, near Crawford Market, South Mumbai
Dedicated to Goddess Mumba, the patron deity of Koli fishermen who were the first inhabitants of Bombay.

Mahalaxmi Temple
Northern area of Malabar Hills, South Mumbai
Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the divine consort of Lord Vishnu.

Siddhivinayak Temple
Bank of Bhima River, Siddhivinayak
http://www.siddhivinayak.org/
Highly revered Hindu shrine of Lord Ganesha in India.

Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari Temple (ISKCON)
Hare Krishna Land, Juhu
Phone: 2620-6860
http://www.iskconmumbai.com
Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna

Mosques

Haji Ali
Located on an islet in Worli, Haji Ali is a venerated tomb, or dargah, of a Muslim saint. The Haji Ali looks stunning amidst the blue sea water. You can walk out to the temple only during low-tide. A Mumbai landmark.

Bohri Mosque
9th Road, Khar West

Jama Masjid or Friday Mosque
Near Crawford Market in South Mumbai

Raudat Tajera
Located in the Bhendi Bazaar, which is between Mohemmad Ali Road and Khetwadi in South Mumbai. Raudat Tajera is the white marble mausoleum of Dr. Syedna Taher Saifuddin.

Churches

Most churches in Mumbai also have English language service. Call ahead to find out the timing of the English language service.

St. Michael's Church
Address: Opposite Mahim Bus Depot, 400016 Mahim
Phone: 022 2445 4483
Hours: For prayers open 7 days a week, 6:30 am to 7:00 pm
One of the oldest Catholic churches in India.

Mount Mary's Basilica
Address: Mount Mary's Road, 400050 Bandra West
Phone: 2642 3152
A Bandra landmark

St. Peter's Church
Hill Road, 400050 Bandra West
Phone: 2642-3098 or 2645-9474 or 2643-1200

Wodehouse Church
19 Nathalal Parekh Rd, Colaba
Phone: 2202-0121 or 2204-5394

The Methodist Hindustani Church
#13 Robinson Memorial, Sankli Street, Mumbai Central
Phone: 2301-0793

St Thomas Cathedral
DN Road, Fort

The oldest English church in Mumbai.

Synagogues

Chabad Lubavitch
5 Hormusji Street, Nariman House, Colaba
Phone: 976-906-0840
http://www.chabadindia.org

Shaar Harahamim
254, Samuel Street, Mumbai

Magen David Synagogue
Sir J. J. Road, Byculla

Tiphereth Israel Synagogue aka Jacob Circle Prayer Hall
92 K K Marg, Jacob Circle
Phone: 2283-6921

Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue
55, Dr. V.B. Gandhi Marg, Fort
Phone: 22-2283-1502 or 22-839-617

Buddhist Temples

There is a Buddhist temple in Worli on Maulana Abdul Gaffar Khan Road. The temple is open all day and night throughout the week.