Mount Mary Church - Mumbai
It is one of the famous churches in Mumbai. A week long fair, which is popularly known as Bandra fair, is held in the month of September to celebrate the birth of Mother Mary on September 8. People of all faiths throng this place to seek the blessings of the Mother.
As the name suggests, it is devoted to the Mother of Christ. The Marathi speaking communities refer Mother Mary as - Math Mauli. There is another statue of Mary installed outside the Church. People, of genuine faith, lit wax candles before the statue and pray for the welfare of their family. People strongly consider that Mount Mary fulfils their genuine wishes if prayers are made earnestly and faithfully.
The original chapel of Mount Mary was built around 1640, and was rebuilt in
1761. The Church of Mt. Mary is familiar to almost every citizen of Mumbai, in other words almost everybody in Mumbai have paid his or her visit to Mt. Mary. Local belief is that the original chapel was destroyed during a Maratha raid in the year 1738. The statue of the virgin was later recovered from the sea by fishermen and installed in St. Andrews, before being permanently shifted to the rebuilt Mt. Mary.
If you are in search of some peace of mind then this is the place to be. In September, the festival of the Virgin Mother culminates in a weeklong fair, popularly known as Bandra Fair that has all the excitement of a small carnival.
It is located in Bandra close to Bandstand and past Hill road.