Bhendi Bazaar is a market in South Mumbai. The origin of the name is that the British residing to the south of Crawford Market in Fort, referred to this area to the north of Crawford Market as "Behind the Bazaar". The natives picked this as "Bhendi Bazaar".
Bhendi Bazaar occupied an area between Mohammed Ali Road and Khetwadi. The closest Central and Harbour railway station is Sandhurst Road, and the closest Western railway stations are Charni Road and Grant Road. The bazaar is popular for shopping viz antique items, hardware items.
There are other markets surrounding Bhendi Bazaar such as Crawford Market (Phule Market), Chor Bazaar, Nul Bazaar, and other small markets. Bhendi Bazaar is primarily a Muslim-populated area, home to Muslims with origins in all parts of India, especially Maharashtra, Gujarat, and the Northern states. Shop-owners and hawkers in this market belong to different religious groups.
The area also houses Raudat Tahera, the mausoleum of the 51st and 52nd Dai-al-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohras, Syedna Taher Saifuddin and Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin.
In popular culture
- Dhaneshwar, Amarendra (19 April 2011). "Big on Bhendi bazaar". The Times of India. Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
- Suryawanshi, Sudhir (9 July 2011)Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar set for a Rs2,000 crore makeover DNA India. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
- Mehta, Rajshri. (7 July 2011) Massive revamp of Bhendi Bazaar gets CM's nod The Times of India. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
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