Gaav Devi Mandir of Bhiwandi
There are many temples in and around Bhiwandi and Adishakti is worshiped throughput. It is believed that the Hindus have worshiped goddess Adishakti in many forms since ages and Durga is one of them. Goddess Durga is also known by many names and is considered mother goddess of all Hindus.
People around the world worship Devi Durga in her various local incarnations as their Kuldevata or Kuldevi. Mumba devi is the patron goddess or Gaav Devi of Mumbai and is said to be protecting the seven islands city of Mumbai and their people from evil spirits and influences. In Maharashtra it is not uncommon to find a Gaav devi mandir in every district. You can even spot 5-6 gaav devi temples in some districts. Each village worship the devi as their protector or patron and call her by the name of gaav devi. They have built numerous temples for the devi to pay their respects.
In Bhiwandi there are many old temples and you can spot some very prominent ones at these places.
- Kariwali village
- Belapur Road
- Purna village Purneshwar Road very near to bhiwandi road railway
- Ovali near Mumbai Nashik express
Bhiwandi is easily accessible by roadways and railways. It is 15km from Thane.
Local people visit these temples on every special occasion. Be it a family function or any festival, they make sure that they offer their respects to the gaav devi and seek her blessings. Even people who have migrated some where else from their village don’t forget to visit their Gaav Devi Mandir once in a while. In some of the villages the annual fairs are also held at Gaav Devi Mandirs.