Mount Mary Church MumbaiThe metropolis is an abode to some of the most memorable monuments and holy places belonging to different religions. Religious spots starting with mosques, temples and even churches are found in different parts of the city.
The Mount Mary Church is one of the greatest Christian wonders of Mumbai since the ruling period of the British in India. It is one of the largest and most beautiful churches across India, with interiors to die for. The Mount Mary Church is located in Bandra West and is Mumbai’s most popular church. The church is situated atop a hill mound which is around 80 meters above sea level facing the Arabian Sea.
The church is also referred to as the ‘Maulicha Dongar’ Church which translates to the ‘Hill of the mother’ as it is located on a small hill and the shrine of Mother Mary is considered to be the most pious form God’s representation on that hill.
History and Architecture of Mount Mary Church
The architecture of the Mount Mary Church is almost 100 years old while the original story of the church is said to go back till the 16th century during the Portuguese reign along the western coast of India.
Local myths and stories have it that, in the year 1700, Jesuit priests from the land of Portugal were carrying the pious Idol of Mother Mary to its present location, where they constructed a small chapel as a form of their faith, respect and love for Virgin Mary.