Jogeshwari

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Jogeshwari
जोगेश्वरी
suburb
Jogeshwari Caves entrance
Jogeshwari Caves entrance
Jogeshwari is located in Mumbai
Jogeshwari
Jogeshwari
Coordinates: 19°07′N 72°51′E / 19.12°N 72.85°E / 19.12; 72.85Coordinates: 19°07′N 72°51′E / 19.12°N 72.85°E / 19.12; 72.85
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Mumbai Suburban
Metro Mumbai
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Jogeshwari is a western suburb of Mumbai, situated immediately to the north of Andheri in Maharashtra, India. It is notable for its caves, particularly one containing a shrine of the Hindu god Shiva.

History[edit]

In 1915, the Western Trunk Route of Bombay was extended from Bandra to Jogeshwari. Up until 1945, Jogeshwari was administered by a collector in charge of the Bombay Suburban District. With the creation of Greater Bombay in 1945, the administration of Jogeshwari was merged with Bombay city.

Saraswati Baug and Malcolm Baug are two old colonies situated in Jogeshwari. Malcolm Baug, located in west Jogeshwari is a predominantly Parsi community. Saraswati Baug is a colony of Gaud Saraswat Brahmins and was formed in early 1920s. It is located in East Jogeshwari, opposite of Natwar Nagar. It contains 19 traditional buildings[clarification needed] in addition to private residences.

Bandrekarwadi is another of the old colonies in Jogeshwari. The population is primarily Malvani, Konkni & Catholic stays.[citation needed] Bandrekarwadi Mitra Mandal is oldest local social group. It was founded by Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav in 1961.[citation needed] Bandrekarwadi also has its own logo and title song, called "Amhi Bandrekarwadi".

Transport[edit]

Jogeshwari Railway Station is served by the Western line of the Mumbai suburban railway. A bus depot west of the railway station connects Jogeshwari to various parts of Mumbai. Jogeshwari is connected to the central suburb of Vikhroli via the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road, usually referred to by its acronym JVLR. The Majas Depot, one of the biggest bus depots in Mumbai, is located along the JVLR in Majasgoan.

Places of interest[edit]

Veer Nilesh Sawant Memorial[edit]

The Nilesh Sawant Memorial is located in Bandrekarwadi. It was constructed in June 2000 in memory of Nilesh Sawant, who was killed fighting for his country. Nilesh was a resident of Bandrekarwadi. He was a recognized National Level Boxer.[citation needed] Nilesh went to school at Arvind Gandbhir Highschool & Higher Secondary from Chikitsak Samuha's S. S. & L. S. Patkar College of Arts & Science, Goregaon. Nilesh joined the army and was selected for an anti-terrorist operation in Poonch Sector. On 3 June 2000, at Pir Panjal, Nilesh Sawant was killed. Since the army was unable to bring his body down to the base camp, he was cremated at Poonch. Later, his ashes were handed over to his family at Bandrekarwadi, Jogeshwari.

The Jogeshwari Caves[edit]

The Jogeshwari caves are located in the eastern part of Jogeshwari. Dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, the caves are estimated to be 1,500 years old and are some of the oldest cave temples in Mumbai. They are thought to be the work of Buddhist monks and Hindu priests, and they contain ornate sculptures. The size of the cave complex rivals several UNESCO World Heritage sites nearby, such as the cave temples of Ajanta, Elephanta, and Ellora. The Jogeshwari caves are currently in a very poor condition as they are used for such purposes as drying clothes and as toilets by the surrounding slum population.[1]

Kamal Amrohi Studios[edit]

Kamal Amrohi Studios (Kamalistan Studios) is located in Jogeshwari east off of the JVLR. The film studio was used as a set for the film Dabangg 2 in 2012.[2]

Political representation[edit]

Ravindra Waikar (Shiv Sena) represents the newly formed Jogeshwari constituency. Sunil Prabhu (Shiv Sena) is the current and 74th mayor of the city of Mumbai.[when?]

Schools[edit]

  • Dosibai Jeejeebhoy Highschool (Bandivali Vidya Mandir)
  • St. Mary's High School
  • Infant Jesus High School
  • Swami Vivekanada High School
  • Jogeshwari Education Society's Primary School
  • Arvind Gandbhir High School
  • Shri Samartha Vidyalaya
  • Mahatama Gandhi School (Behram Baug)
  • Jamanadhar Aggarwal Madhyamik Vidyalaya (Asmita Vidyalaya)
  • Millat School
  • Surajba Vidyamandir
  • Farooq High School
  • Shramik Vidyalaya
  • Swami Samarth High School
  • Balvikas Vidya Mandir
  • Pant Samarth Vidya Mandir
  • Al Itihad Urdu High School
  • Peoples Welfare English High School
  • Madni Urdu High School
  • Hari Nagar municipal Urdu School

Colleges[edit]

  • Ismail Yusuf College
  • H K Institute of Management Studies & Research
  • Khmw Junior College of Science & Commerce
  • Hoshyr Balsara
  • Ismail Yusuf College of Arts Science & Commerce
  • Jes College of Commerce Science & Information Technology
  • Al Itihad Urdu High School
  • Arvind Gandabhir Jr. College

Places of worship[edit]

  • Shree Mahakali Mandir (Prem Nagar Jogeshwari East)
  • Jogeshwari Caves
  • Sai Baba Mandir (Saidham Wadi)
  • Shri Mahavir Jain Temple (Paras Nagar)
  • Radhe Krishna Aandir (1952)
  • Gajanan Maharaj (Shegaon) Mandir – Anand Nagar
  • Rameshwar Mandir
  • Hanuman Mandir (Bandrekarwadi)
  • Sri Shani Mandir, Meghwadi
  • Ganesh Mandir (Ganeshnagar-West)
  • Jogeshwari Maata Mandir
  • Ichchapurti Maruti Mandir
  • Ichchapurti Ganesh Mandir
  • Ichchapurti Hanuman Mandir(BMC Colony)
  • Shiv Mandir (Anand Nagar Market)
  • Hanuman Mandir (Anand Nagar)
  • Sai Mandir + Big Well (Shyam Nagar- East)
  • Lokmanya Tilak Ganesh Visarjan Talav (Shyam Nagar- East)
  • Parampujya Kalavati Aai Mandir (Maharaj Bhuvan)
  • Jagrut Hanuman Mandir (Meghwadi)
  • Srinathji Haveli (Pushtikar Society)
  • Siddhivinayak Ganesh Temple, Sita Nagar, Bandrekarwadi (Jogeshwari – East)
  • Shree Datta Mandir Trust, (A.M) Colony, Shivneri Nagar
  • Hanuman Mandir (Kokan Nager)
  • Muthu Mariamman Kovil, Prem Nagar (Jogeshwari East)
  • shree Datta mandir kawani pada (Jogeshwari West)
  • Shri Ganesh Mandir kawani pada, s.v. rood(Jogeshwari West)

Mosques[edit]

Jogeshwari East[edit]

  • Mecca Masjid (Subhash Road)
  • Aman Masjid
  • Taj Masjid
  • Gulshan-e-Madina
  • Juni Masjid
  • Madrasi Masjid
  • Aehle Hadis Masjid
  • Noorani Masjid

Jogeshwari West[edit]

  • Madni Markaz
  • Qartaba Masjid (Gulshan Nagar)
  • Taiba Masjid, Amrut Nagar
  • Sabri Masjid
  • Shagufa Masjid
  • Sunni Jama Masjid
  • Masjid e Umer Mominnagar
  • Ismail Yusuf College Masjid
  • Noor Masjid
  • Siddiqia Masjid
  • Modern Dairy Masjid
  • Shekhavati Compound Masjid
  • Masjid-e-Aqsa
  • Vaishali Nagar Madrasa
  • Madina Masjid
  • Fatema Zehra (S.A) Trust
  • Noor-e-Mohammediya Masjid
  • Hill Park Tower Masjid
  • Garden View Masjid
  • Dewan Centre Masjid
  • Aksha Masjid
  • Memon Colony Masjid
  • Heena Arcade Masjid
  • Momin Apartment Masjid
  • Raj Nagar Masjid
  • Mecca Masjid
  • Karimabad Masjid
  • Habibiya masjid

Hospitals and health care[edit]

Jogeshwari East[edit]

  • Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Municipal Hospital
  • Konkan Hospital
  • Kulkarni Hospital
  • Adarsh Hospital
  • Shalakya Hospital
  • Anand Hospital
  • Shinde Hospital
  • Kamat Hospital
  • Samarth Hospital

Jogeshwari West[edit]

Eateries Jogeshwari West[edit]

This side of Jogeshwari is famous for its delicacies, such as Dabba-Gosht, Mutton Rogan Josh, Chicken balti, Chicken Afghani, Chicken Nargis, Chicken Biryani, Mutton Biryani, Rann-biryani, Schezwan chicken tandoori, etc. Some hotels serving these dishes are listed below. They are on the station road and easily accessible.

  • Alif
  • Arfa
  • Markaz
  • Persia Darbar - Rann Biryani specialist

Financial Institutions[edit]

  • Syndicate Bank
  • Yes Bank
  • ICICI Bank
  • HDFC Bank
  • LIC Home Finance
  • Dena Bank
  • State Bank of India
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Union Bank of India
  • Abhyudaya Co-operative Bank Ltd
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Punjab & Maharashtra Co-op Bank
  • Bank of India
  • Jaoli Bank
  • Development Credit Bank (DCB)
  • NKGSB Cooperative Bank Ltd.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patel, Samir. "The Slum and the Sacred Cave". Archaeology May/June 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Salman Khan takes over Kamalistan". The Times of India. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2013.