Mumbai – A land of many faiths Mumbai is a city with heady eclecticism –owing to the diversity in terms of its people, and the unique traditions and cultures they follow. Over the years, the city has welcomed people of different races, religions and cultures with open arms, living up to the noble ideal of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ –Which means, the guest is like God, and the needs and comforts of the guest is paramount.
Not surprisingly, Mumbai is home to eight world religions -Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, Sikhs, Jews, Jains and Christians. As highly devout dwellers, Mumbaikars are also very passionate about their festivals. Whether it is Ganesh Chaturthi or Christmas, Mumbai, being a city of many contrasts, is brightly lit during each festival.
The diversity and the compassion that Mumbaikars show toward one another, in terms of religion, reflects the liberal spirit of the city. A blend of old and new in a contrast of rich and poor, Mumbai is truly a city with many cultural and religious facets.
The tour For God’s Sake takes you on this religious sojourn, where you meet the different religions of Mumbai and observe and understand culture and tradition as they carry them out in a way quintessential to their religion. Be it the Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Christians or the Buddhist, this journey gives you a deep insight into the lives and beliefs of Mumbai and its people.