The atmosphere around the temple is filled with serenity. Visitors find the ambiance, ideal for offering their prayers to God. Three deities reside in the Mahalaxmi Temple namely Kali, Saraswati and Lakshmi. However, as the main idol is of the Goddess Lakshmi, the temple is named after her. The three religious idols are known as Mahalakshmi, Mahakali and Mahasaraswati. They are embellished with ornaments like pearl necklaces, gold bangles and nose rings.
The main idol of Goddess Mahalakshmi is placed on the far side of the ornamented gate. The Lakshmi Devi is seen on a tiger
There are numerous stalls in the temple busy, selling the nick-nacks needed for offering ‘puja’ to the Goddess. These stalls are of much help for the tourists who may have no prior plans to offer prayer but on visiting the temple they wish to offer ‘puja’ to the deity. They can buy all those things like garlands, incense sticks etc, necessary for one’s offerings.
Whoever comes to Mumbai, pays a visit to the temple of Goddess Mahalakshmi. Along with tourists the local people also offer their prayers to the deity. The temple is always thronged with devotees as it is considered to be a sacred temple in Mumbai.
Navaratri is a festival time and a time for the temple to get specially decked up. Many people come to visit the Mahalakshmi Temple at this time of the year. The pain stacking devotees wait for hours in the lengthy queue to offer ‘puja’ to Goddess Mahalakshmi at this auspicious occasion of Navaratri.