History: Shree Krishna temple is more than hundred years in existence and there is a great astha of hindus as there are several stories, history which proves that the said temple is in existence for several years. The idols of the temple and their sculptures itself proves that the said temple is a part of antique which is well protected under archeological department. The said temple is also part and partial of Sion fort which is very adjacent and touching the Sion fort of Shivaji Maharaj.There are several histories which proves that this temple is one of unique piece and known for his various miracle as a jaagrutsthaan which requires to be marked as a heritage.
Geographical location of the temple: ShriKshetra now called Shri Krishna Mandirkshetra is one of the most ancient spiritual, geographical sites in the island city of Mumbai which is situated and located in the heart of Mumbai, which is bang opposite to Sion talao.
Origin of Shree Krishna Temple: Origin of this spiritual site was supposed to be because this was place blessed by lord Shiva himself.
Before the modern city of Mumbai that we see was formed, this place was in existence before Maa Bhagwati in the form of Mumbadevi established herself.
Before Eastern express highway cut through this sacred land this was one continuous interrupted spiritual place which has seven ponds around it of this only one survives today.
This place called Sion now a days is even today called “SHIV” in Maharashtra because this was blessed by lord Shiva. Maa Bhawani Shakti also was very fond of this place.
Today eastern express highway has cut this land leaving a pond and a Shiv temple on the northern side of the highway and ShriKrishna, MaaBhawani, Saneshwar, Vinayak/Brhmarakshas and Naagdevtaa and Devi on the southern side of the highway.
This place was so sacred that even the early Maratha rulers had preserved it and made a small fort on top of the hill. Later Portuguese invaders took over the hill and expanded the fort like all ancient Indian spiritual places. This sites has seen a lot of changes taking place in and around its vicinity.
The growth of modern Mumbai has put continuous pressure on this ever shrinking kshetrasthal.
There is also a belief that MaaBhawanis seven “sakhis “ – Atmaas are even today around this temple complex protecting it.
Idols inside the temple:
1) Shri Krishna,
2) MaaBhawani ,
4) Vinayak/Brhmarakshas and
5) Naag devtaa