Mumbai the city of dreams for millions of people, was called as Bombay by the Britishers. The Britishers called it Bombay from ‘Bom Bahia’, which in Portuguese translates to ‘the good bay’.
The city was renamed to its original Mumbai in 1995 after the local goddess Mumbadevi.
Mumbadevi the patron goddess of Mumbai for the locals ie the Koli fishermen (believed to be the original inhabitants of Mumbai) pray for their boats and their produce.; the goddess after whom the city gets its name.
The temple once stood at Bori Bunder on the site of the present Victoria Terminus in the central island, which was called Mumbai. The recent temple was built in 1737, after it was demolished from Bori Bunder and was constructed at Bhuleshwar.