Jogeshwari

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Jogeshwari
Locality
Jogeshwari Caves entrance
Jogeshwari Caves entrance
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 locality of West Mumbai,Maharashtra,India. It is notable for its caves, particularly one containing a shrine of the Hindu god Shiva and Family along with Hanuman. It belongs to the K/E ward of Mumbai[1].

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.

Transport[edit]

1. Railway

Jogeshwari Railway Station is served by the Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway.Jogeshwari is a railway station in the Jogeshwari suburb of Mumbai city. Jogeshwari station lies on the Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network between Andheri and Ram Mandir railway stations.

2. Roadway

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 (Shyam Nagar, Jogeshwari East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400093), one of the biggest bus depots in Mumbai, is located along the JVLR in Majas wadi.Jogeshwari East and West is connected with the 4-lane over-rail bridge

. There is also a 4 lane bridge that connects East to west & adjoin at the JVLR junction cutting the time to travel east to west. there is also a bridge next to the HUB mall which also connects the East and West side of Jogeshwari but hover over New Ram Mandir railway station and drops you at Ram Mandir bus stop in Goreagoan West. There is also a lane in progress to connect people from Jogeshwari to Malad without getting down in between.

Soon,metro-rail connectivity will also be available in Jogeshwari.[2]

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 High school & 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, some also indicates that it was build by Pandavas during there Vanwas and had a secret road which takes you to Mahakali Gupha situated in Andheri 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.[3]

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.[4]

Education[edit]

Jogeshwari has several schools and colleges but also surrounded by multiple other Institute, including the

  1. Ismail Yusuf College.
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  1. St Mary's high school.
  2. St. Xavier's High School
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  1. Tolani College
  2. JES College
  3. FX School
  4. AL ITTEHAD JR COLLEGE OF ARTS
  5. MVM Educational Campus
  6. Siddharth Nagar Municipal School
  7. M.T.S.Khalsa High School & Junior College
  8. St. Thomas High School &] Jr. College
  9. H K Institute of Management.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jogeshwari ward". 
  2. ^ https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRDjaWNN9t3ZYca7gKBQvvoJ4oCBs0JI6bluCafUwXH0X3EgXy-.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Patel, Samir. "The Slum and the Sacred Cave" (PDF). Archaeology May/June 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Salman Khan takes over Kamalistan". The Times of India. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2013.