Mahalaxmi, Mumbai

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Mahalaxmi
Skyline in Mahalaxmi
Skyline in Mahalaxmi
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictMumbai City
MetroMumbai
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
400011[1]
Area code(s)022
Vehicle registrationMH 01
Civic agencyBMC

Mahalaxmi is a neighbourhood within Mumbai. It is also the name of a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway.

History[edit]

Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the most famous temples of Mumbai. Built around 1785, the history of this temple is supposedly connected with the building of the Hornby Vellard (see Mumbai History). Apparently after portions of the sea-wall of the Vellard collapsed twice, the chief engineer, a Pathare Prabhu, dreamt of a Lakshmi statue in the sea near Worli. A search recovered it and he built a temple for it. After this, the work on the Vellard was completed without any problems. Later the Mahalaxmi Racecourse was also built at Mahalaxmi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pin code : Mahalaxmi, Mumbai". pincode.org.in. Retrieved 10 February 2015.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 18°59′N 72°48′E / 18.983°N 72.800°E / 18.983; 72.800