Mount Mary ChurchCurrently Open [Closes at 08:30 pm]
- Address: Mt Mary Rd, Mt Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai, MH 400050, India
- Timings: 08:00 am - 08:30 pm Details
- Phone: 022-26423152
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site
As a follower of Roman Catholic faith, the Mount Mary Church is the oldest one in the entire Mumbai, in Bandra. It has a beautiful statue of the Virgin Mary made of pure basalt. Regular prayer takes place and many Christians across the Mumbai throng in the church to join the prayer. This five hundred year old church has a inscription on its wall called, 'The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount'. On the coast of the Arabian Sea, the church is located amidst natural vegetation.
A myth that the church has healing abilities exists. Many people who are suffering from incurable diseases come to the church with a waxen figure of the disease in the hope of getting cured. The famous Bandra Fair which is celebrated for a week is perhaps the church’s most famous aspect. The beautiful view of the sunset in the evening from the church also makes it a popular tourist destination. Daily Confessions take place in the church inside secret cubicles. The interiors of the church are old and the unique style is worth nothing. There are many shops outside the church selling pictures and idols of the Virgin Mary. Many handicrafts are sold which reflect the Marathi culture. The scenic beauty adds the earnest devotion of the pilgrims in the right proportion.
- Visit the church next to Mount Mary.
- You get candles in shapes of your wishes- for example if you want to pray for your family, take a family candle. Do take a look at them and light one of them at the church.
- Entry is free.
- Take a train to the Bandra Station and then take a cab to the church.
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20.05% of people who visit Mumbai include Mount Mary Church in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
30% of people start their Mount Mary Church visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mount Mary Church
94.16% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mount Mary Church
Serene and calm. Very peaceful. Open till very late for devotees to light candles and pray. Very well organized and maintained. Parking maybe an issue during peak hours, near the shrine, as the roads are narrow at the top of the mount.
Interesting church over 400 years old. A major tourist attraction even at night when it's close. For the Christmas season part of the church is decorated in purplish light that gives a very stunning effect. The church itself was closed but several stalls selling candles and other church souvenirs were still trading in the early hours of the morning. The church has a rich history and many adherents of other religions also come to pray there.
It's a lovely peaceful church atop a hill. The fact that it is close to the sea almost always gives it a good breeze and the fact that it's a beautiful church always gives you those positive vibes. Be wary of some cons who operate during the festive period to swindle you of money. The Christmas fair here is really beautiful and definitely worth a watch.
This church has a history behind it. Many tourists visit this church. Touching to it is a convent and a place called bandstand where you can go and relax your mind its a beautiful rocky sea shore. I prefer everyone should visit this once in their lifetime. People believe many vows are fulfilled through mother mary. In September every year there's a fare thousands of people visit this fare.
Love to visit the church a miraculous place in lap of water. The place is so good so gracious that the believer would want stay as much as possible. You like yourself to be in the lap of the devine spirit. It seems that something is thrilling and taking to your Saul. You will amazed with the right spirit. Believe in him. It exists on a pleasant beach, nice breeze touch to make you love the place. If I talk with near by places that is the band stand and beach facing abodes of celebrity stars.