Mulund

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Mulund
मुलुंड
Suburb
Mulund is located in Mumbai
Mulund
Mulund
Coordinates: 19°10′18″N 72°57′22″E / 19.17168°N 72.95600°E / 19.17168; 72.95600Coordinates: 19°10′18″N 72°57′22″E / 19.17168°N 72.95600°E / 19.17168; 72.95600
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Mumbai Suburban
Taluka/Tehsil Kurla[1]
Government
 • Member of Legislative Assembly Sardar Tara Singh, BJP [2] (since 1999)
 • Member of Parliament Kirit Somaiya, BJP [3] (since 2014)
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Languages
 • Official Marathi,
 • Others Hindi, Gujarati
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 400080(Mulund West), 400081(Mulund East) & 400082(Mulund Colony)
Vehicle registration MH-03-XX-XXXX
Lower House constituency Mumbai North East(28)[4]
Legislative Assembly constituency Mulund (155)[5]
Website mumbaisuburban.gov.in

Mulund is a suburb in north-east of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.It is also a railway station on the Central Railway line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. It is nestled alongside the foothills of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park with easy access to the Eastern Express Highway and Navi Mumbai through the Mulund-Airoli Bridge. Mulund marks the end of Mumbai city.

History[edit]

Historical records of Mulund date back to the time of Mauryan empire ruled by Prathestha Misr[according to whom?], the governor appointed by Emperor Chandragupta Maurya.[citation needed] Prathestha Misr was responsible for the development of Mulund and surrounding areas and its integration into the broader principality of Vidharbha rashtra.[citation needed]

Mulund is the earliest[citation needed] planned neighborhood of Mumbai city. A gridiron plan was designed by architects Crown & Carter in 1922[citation needed], which extends from present day Mulund railway station to Paanch Rasta road junction in Mulund (West).

Localities[edit]

Mulund is home to a cosmopolitan mix of large number of industrial factories along present day L.B.S. road, some of which are the pharmaceutical companies - Hoechst, Wellcome, Glaxo, Merind and Johnson & Johnson. Engineering companies like Richardson Cruddas, Bombay Oxygen, Chicago Pneumatic, ACC, Agfa & Gabriel were also around. Eventually these industrial units have shifted out of Mulund and have been converted to shopping malls and luxurious residence apartment complexes altering the landscape and skyline. Johnson and Johnson factory still remains one of the avant garde modern architectural landmarks of Mulund.

Towards the late 90s this suburb acquired a new image with winds of globalization slowly reaching the people here. Old buildings and structures gave way to new malls and cineplexes. This change is most apparent along the L.B.S. Road which today is lined with two major shopping malls, R-Mall and Nirmal Lifestyle. Along the link road, there is D-Mart and the world-class hospital - Fortis Hospital. Skyscrapers have lined the landscape, replacing old factories that is new skyscraper of 45 floors in Sarvoday Nagar. Old tailors and garment cut-piece stores have given way to fashion boutiques.

Transport[edit]

A BEST AC Bus at the Mulund Check Naka bus station

Mulund Station falls on the central line of Mumbai railway. While traveling by railway from CST, previous Railway station is Nahur & next is Thane. Mulund is well connected to other suburbs and other cities as well by adequate network of trains, BEST buses and roads including a national highway. Mulund is a stop for slow local trains as well as semi-fast local trains on the central line of the Mumbai suburban network.

Demographics[edit]

The pleasant living conditions and easy access to different parts of the city and its outskirts, have attracted many new residents. The population is around 7,50,000 according to the 2011 census data.[6]

Educational institutions[edit]

Mulund has one of the best tertiary educational institutes in Mumbai. Mulund College of Commerce and V. G. Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce are two of the renowned colleges located in Mulund. Following is a list of several educational institutes in both English and Regional language mediums, situated in Mulund:

  • CEDP Skill Institute
  • Dayanand Vedik Vidyalaya (Hindi medium) (Est. 1954)
  • Friends Co-Operative Education Society's School
  • [GS Shetty International School, Bhandup]
  • H.K. Gidwani High School
  • Holy Angels' High School (Est. 1985)
  • Nalini Yashwantrao Dode Vidyalaya (Marathi medium)
  • IMS India
  • Indian Education Society's KG, Primary and Secondary school (King George)
  • Jai Bharat High School & Junior College (Est. 1950)
  • J.A Meghani English High School
  • J.J. Academy
  • Lokmanya Tilak English High School (L.T.E.H.S.), formerly Vaze school
  • Laxmibai English Medium High School (L.E.M.S)
  • Mulund College of Commerce
  • Mulund Vidya Mandir High School & Junior College
  • Navbharat Nutan Vidyalaya
  • N.E.S. International School, Mumbai
  • Purandhare High School
  • Rajeev Gandhi High School
  • R.R. Educational Trust B.Ed. College & Adhyapak Vidyalaya (Mulund - East)
  • Sau Laxmibai English Medium High-School (L.E.M.S)
  • Seven Isles Cambridge International School
  • SIO's Vani Vidyalaya High school
  • Sharon English High School
  • Sheth Karamshi Kanji English School
  • S.M.P.R
  • Smt. Nalinibai Gajanan Purandare High School
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir
  • St. George High School
  • St. Mary's Convent School
  • St. Pius X High School
  • Tarun Utkarsha Vidyamandir
  • Wamanrao Muranjan High School
  • Wamanrao Muranjan Jr. College of Commerce & Science & Bifocal
  • Veer Sambhaji Nagar Hindi High School
  • V. G. Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce
  • VPM's English and Kannada High School and College

Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Medical Houses[edit]

  • Surya Eye Institute & Research Center
  • Suyog Hospital & ICCU
  • Maruti Nursing Home : Fracture & Women's Hospital
  • Rushabh Shah Hospital
  • Drishti Eye Care Centre
  • Upasani Maternity Hospital
  • Navjivan Hospital
  • Orthomax Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Saidhan Hospital
  • Hira Mongi Navneet Hospital
  • Dr. Shetty's ENT Hospital
  • Dhanwantry Hospital
  • Swastik Hospital
  • Shreyas Infertility and IVF center
  • Shrushusha Hospital
  • Fortis Hospital
  • Panchsheel Hospital
  • smt.M.T.Agarwal Municipal General Hospital.Mulund (W)
  • E.S.I.S
  • Dhanwantri Heart Hospital
  • Gokhul Hospital -Dr.N.C Mehta
  • Spandhan Hospital - Neelam Nagar, Mulund (E)
  • CHETNA Critical Care Unit
  • Omkar Surgical and Maternity Home
  • Shraddha Polyclinic and Nursing Home, Mulund (W)
  • Pragati Hospital
  • Ashwini Hospital

Entertainment[edit]

Kalidas Hall, Mulund

Mulund has several cinema halls including Big Cinemas (at R-Mall) and PVR (at Nirmal Lifestyles). However, the single screen theaters like Mehul have lost their sheen in the recent years after the multiplexes have opened. Jawahar, the oldest theatre has shut shop and so has Deepmandir. However, the Jai Ganesh theatre in Mulund (E) has seen some renovation recently. Kalidas Auditorium is the only auditorium in Mulund which regularly hosts Marathi, Gujarati and Hindi plays apart from musical shows. Maharashtra Seva Sangh above Apna Bazaar on JN Road also holds a number of events particularly in the Marathi literary world.

The suburb is also home to several gymkhanas and fitness centres, including Mulund Gymkhana and Talwalkars. Kalidas Sports Complex is the major sports complex.

Mulund has two large shopping malls on LBS Marg, Nirmal Lifestyles and R-Mall. R-Mall is the first mall in Mulund and Thane. It also hosts a four screen multiplex called as the Big Cinemas. Nirmal Lifestyles is the largest mall with a number of stores like Shoppers Stop, and restaurants including McDonald's, and cafe including Manchester United Cafe Bar, Cafe Coffee Day, apart from six screen PVR multiplex. Vasant Garden is one of the popular hangout place of youngsters in Mulund near Yogi Hills - also a shortcut to go Sanjay Gandhi National Park & Tulsi Lake. It is suitable for trekking. Mulund is also the house to one of the best and culturally active society, Golden Willows. This is the same society which hosts the famous Golden Willows Premier League since 7 years.

Places of worship[edit]

Ganesh Chaturthi being celebrated at Sambhaji Hall, Mulund (E)

Mulund is home to people from various faiths and as a result, there are a large number of temples, gurdwaras, churches and other places of worship.

St. Pius X Church is the only Catholic Church in Mulund. Their choir is one of the best in Mumbai.

Mithagarcha Raja is one of the most famous Sarvajanik Ganapati in Mulund, a prominent suburban locality in Mumbai. The idol is kept for public visit for blessings for Eleven days thereafter it is immersed on the auspicious day of Anant Chaturdashi. This Sarvajanik Ganapati is celebrated by Navatarun Utkash Ganeshotsav Mandal, Samaj Kalyan Kendra, MHB Colony, Mithagar Road, Mulund-East. Since the last 5 years, this mandal organises “Bhandara” (Mahaprasad for all devotees) along with on first Saturday during the festival. Many of devotees willingly donate the fund for the same. This is the only Mandal in Mulund-East organises such activity. At Mithagaracha Raja, there no line or no entry passes for darshan. Any devotee can go near to idol, touch the idol for blessings & perform puja. Mithagarcha Raja is famous for its huge & attractive Visarjan Miravnuk (Procession). Mithagarcha Raja is consistently winning best Ganapati awards for many criteria like decoration, police cooperation, peace committee etc. in Mumbai city. In 2014, the Mithagarcha Raja Ganpati is now in its 30th year.

History: Mithagarcha Raja is the popular Ganesh Idol of the Navatarun Utkarsh Ganeshotsav Mandal. The Mandal was founded in 1985 at MHB Colony, Mithagar Road, Mulund- East. The Mandal started in 1985 in temporary Pandol in front of KET’s Vaze College. Later in 1993, local corporator Late Wamanrao Parab built a permanent building for the Mandal under the name of Samaj Kalyan Kendra. This building is further used by Navatarun Utkarsh Ganeshotsav Mandal & Samaj Kalyan Kendra for many social activities. This mandal has total strength of approximately 100 cooperative Karyakartas (Volunteers).

The Idol: The Mithagarcha Raja Ganesh idol (Sinhasan Mudra) has been sculpted by many of famous sculptors like Khatu family, Banty Pohekar etc. The workshop of these sculptors is situated at lower parel central railway workshop, near Lalbaugcha Raja.

Bal Rajeshwar Mandir - It is one of the famous Shiv Mandir in the city of mulund which is located in Mulund west opposite Vikas Paradise. It is 1.6 km from Mulund station. The Temple is almost a century Old.

Ambaji Dham is Temple dedicated to the Goddess and is considering a Shakti Peeth by the Locals.

Sarvodaya Jain temple is a beautiful White Marble Temple located in Sarvodaya Nagar, It is dedicated to Parshvanath, The 23rd Tirthankar of Jain Tradition.

Parks, Promenades and Recreation[edit]

  • Chintaman Dwarakanath Deshmukh Garden (One of the well maintained garden in Mumbai)
  • Dhingra Park (Mithagar Road)
  • Johnson & Johnson Park
  • Kalidas Gardens (Sonar Bangla)
  • Lala Tulsiram Garden (Devidayal Garden)
  • Mulund East Talao-Garden (Neelam nagar)
  • Sambhaji Garden
  • Sardar Pratap Singh Garden(Vasant Garden-Swapna Nagari) Cypress, Opp. NES International School

Notable residents[edit]

NGO[edit]

  • Manav Jyot - Activities: Education, Environment, Health-Care, Housing in Tribal Areas and Women Empowerment.
  • Bahena - For stray animals.
  • Sewak - For Under Privileged & Girl Child
  • Youth Ultra Vision Association (Y.U.V.A)
  • Yuvak Pratisthan (For heart disease, Cancer & Kidney Transplant-Natubhai Parekh)
  • Mulund Citizen Charitable Trust

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Map of Mumbai Suburban District's Talukas". mumbaisuburban.gov.in. Collector office, Mumbai Suburban District. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Profile of Sardar Tara Singh". Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Profile of Kirit Somaiya". Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Parliamentary Constituencies & their Assembly Segments". mumbaisuburban.gov.in. Collector office, Mumbai Suburban District. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Talukawise Assembly Maps". mumbaisuburban.gov.in. Collector office, Mumbai Suburban District. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Mumbai's Population". Information on Mumbai Population. Indiaonlinepages.com. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 

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