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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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September - February
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The Banganga Tank is mythologically, culturally as well as religiously important to the City of Dreams- Mumbai. If you have missed the Ellora- Aurangabad Fstival then this is what can compensate your loss completely. It is said that Lord Rama on his way to Lanka stopped on the Malabar hills here along with his followers. They were all ardent followers of Lord shiva and said to have carved out a shivlinga out of sand here and called in 'Walluka Ishawar'. This linga is now known as the Wallukeshwar Shiva but the problem was that the hills were surrounded by seas on all sides and they could neither quench their thirst with the salty water nor could they do their daily worship. This is when Lord Rama shot one arrow (baan) and Goddess Ganga sent here waters here at the service of Lord Rama and thus the name Baanganga or Banganga. The tank was built here much later and the extraordinary designing of sand and wood here are remarkable. The cultural festival organized here by the MTDC in association with Indian Heritage Society started in 1992 and is still held every year. It is a blissful sight of the sun setting in the western skies and the musicians bid the sun farewll with their magical strokes of music and melody here.
Ganga Shinghal
Banganga is a medieval water tank situated in Malabar Hills, Mumbai and is within the Walkeshwar Temple Complex. Legend has it that during his pursuit of Ravan, Lord Ram paused here for he was overcome with thirst and fatigue. To satiate his need Lakshman shot a 'Baan' (arrow) in the ground, and a gush of water poured out, creating a tributary of the Ganga. Hence, the name Banganga.The ancient Shivling at Walkeshwar Temple is said to have been installed by Lord Ram himself, made up of sand and hence, the origin of the name Valuka Ishwar (idol made up of sand).The tank was later on built in the 12th century by a minister in the Silhara dynasty and what is most unique is that the water of this tank is sweet, despite being very close to the salty Arabian Sea.