Deonar

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Deonar

देवनार
neighbourhood
Deonar abbaitor from Govandi railway station
Deonar abbaitor from Govandi railway station
Deonar is located in Mumbai
Deonar
Deonar
Coordinates: 19°03′N 72°53′E / 19.05°N 72.89°E / 19.05; 72.89Coordinates: 19°03′N 72°53′E / 19.05°N 72.89°E / 19.05; 72.89
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictMumbai Suburban
MetroMumbai
Zone5
WardM
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
400 088
Lok Sabha constituencyMumbai South Central

Deonar is a suburb of Mumbai. It has gained prominence for being the location of the largest dumping ground in Mumbai[1] and also the location of city's largest abattoir,[2] Deonar Municipal Abattoir[3]

Important Landmarks[edit]

India's largest abattoir is located in Deonar. It also has institutes like the Tata Insititute of Social Sciences (TISS) and International Institute for Population Sciences here. The other landmark here is the BSNL Telecom Factory. It also houses the premium residential complex Raheja Acropolis and some beautiful green bungalow societies like Saras Baug, Uday Giri, Vikram Jyoti, Datta Guru, Deonar Baug, Pawtwardhan Colony etc. There are several colonial bungalows like Raj Kapoor's Devnar Cottage. Runwal Centre, Orchid Residency and Neelkanth Gardens are massive residential societies in this area. There is also Shivaji Chowk, a big vehicle roundabout with a statue of Shivaji Maharaj. Near to Shivaji Chowk, was R.K. Studio which recently caught fire[4].

Raikar Chambers is a well known commercial centre located near Govandi Jain Temple.

Govandi Jain Temple[edit]

The Govandi Jain Temple has become a popular pilgrimage spot for devotees across the country. It was built[5] primarily due to the contribution of two devotees - Mr Roopchand Rathod and Mr Chinubhai Chamanlal Shah. The land was donated by Mr Rathod. Mr Chinubhai single-handedly contributed Rs 50 lakhs for constructing the entire temple complex. The highlight of this temple is the 2300 year old idol of Neminath Bhagwan, the 22nd Tirthankara of Jains, which was sourced from Gujarat during the consecration of the temple. This idol was excavated from an cave. It belongs to the Sampratikaal Raja's era. Emperor Samprati was the grandson of Emperor Ashoka the Great. Every other Jain temple in the city has contemporary idols crafted by artisans.

Demographics[edit]

Deonar is mostly residential and has several government staff colonies like Teachers Colony (for Municipal school teachers).

Transport[edit]

The main public modes of transport are autorickshaws, taxi and BEST bus. Deonar has a BEST bus depot. The closest railway station is Govandi Railway Station to Deonar, and it is situated near areas like Chembur, connected via P L Lokhande Marg, and Vashi.

Environmental Issues[edit]

The location of the abattoir, landfills along with the close proximity to industries like BPCL and HPCL has led to raising of several environment concerns in Deonar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biomedical scam behind used syringes, bloody gloves in Mumbai?". NDTV. MidDay. 2 December 2010. Retrieved 3 Decebmebr 2010. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ Sukhada Tatke (2 December 2010). "Slaughter rates hiked by 50% at Deonar abattoir". The Times of India. Mumbai. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  3. ^ "BMC plans Rs 100-cr overhaul of abattoir". ExpressIndia.com. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Rk Studio Fire | Latest News on Rk Studio Fire | Breaking Stories and Opinion Articles". Firstpost. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  5. ^ Cite error: The named reference https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-trithankara-devotees-flock-to-2300-year-old-bheru-bhagwan-idol-2285281 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).