Banganga or Banganga Tank is a prehistoric water tank which is part of the Walkeshwar Temple Complex in Malabar Hill area of Mumbai in India.
About the Temple
Banganga Tank, today, is a rectangular-molded pool encompassed by ventures on all sides. At the passageway of the tank, stand two columns bearing oil lights or Diyas having a place with old days. The water of the tank still stays sweet notwithstanding the ocean being found exceptionally close. Today, this hallowed tank is gone by thousands who wish to take a dunk in the sacred water and offer blossoms at the Banganga sanctuary. The tank, alongside the Walkeshwar Temple and the Parasuram sanctuary, is possessed by the 'Goud Saraswat Temple Trust' who claims the vast majority of the properties in the complex The Banganga tank has a Walkeshwar sanctuary neighboring it. The Banganga complex likewise houses 'Shri Kashi Math' and ''Shri Kaivalya' or 'Kawle Math' in its banks furthermore has the "samadhis" of the past leaders of the Math. Close-by the Banganga tank lays different goals, for example, Jain sanctuary, the Hanging Gardens, Kamala Nehru Park and Priyadarshini Park.
One of the noticeable attractions of Banganga tank is the two-day Banganga Music and social celebration, which is directed every year, in the month of February, by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). Amid this time, the tank is cleaned and designed and the celebration goes for advancing Hindustani music. The celebration witnesses the exhibitions of music experts and in addition amateur.
Legend and Stories
The Tank was implicit the 1127 AD, by Lakshman Prabhu, a clergyman in the court of Silhara administration lords of Thane. It was remade in 1715 AD, out of a gift for the Walkeshwar Temple by Rama Kamath. The fundamental sanctuary has been reproduced from that point forward and is at present a fortified solid structure of late development.
Banganga Tank, Banganga Festival, Walkeshwar temple, Hanging Gardens
Bmby Charni Rd Rail Way Station, Bombay Grnt Rd Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway station to Malabar Hill. However Mumbai Central Rail Way Station is major railway station 3 KM near to Malabar Hill
Sahyadri Guest House Walkeshwar Bus Station , Petit Hall Bus Station , Hydrabad Estate Bus Station , Kamla Nehru Park Bus Station , Shital Baug Bus Station are the nearby by Local Bus Stops to Malabar Hill, runs Number of busses from Malabar Hill to different Places.
Baan Ganga Temple,
Banganga Cross Ln,
Maharashtra - 400 006,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.