Sion, Mumbai

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Sion
शीव
suburb
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering & Information Technology near Everard Nagar, Sion
Sion is located in Mumbai
Sion
Sion
Coordinates: 19°02′N 72°52′E / 19.04°N 72.86°E / 19.04; 72.86Coordinates: 19°02′N 72°52′E / 19.04°N 72.86°E / 19.04; 72.86
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Mumbai City
Metro Mumbai
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-MH

Sion (Marathi : शीव) is a neighbourhood of Mumbai. The Marathi name for Sion is Sheev which means boundary or limit. Mumbai as we know it now didn't exist then. In the 17th century the village formed the boundary between Mumbai and Salsette Island. The British named it marking the end of the city. The name remained even after Mumbai was joined to the Salsette and extended up to Mulund. However now Sion is not the end of the city. One of the local historical places in Sion is a hilltop garden commonly known as Sion Fort or Sion Killa in native language Marathi.

History[edit]

In 1543, the Portuguese took possession of the islands of Bombay by force, naming it Sião.[1] The Portuguese gave the Jesuit priests the sole ownership of some of these islands. The Jesuits then built a chapel on the hill near the present-day railway station and named it after Mount Zion (Sion) in Jerusalem. Its in South Mumbai.

Current status[edit]

Sion shares its name with a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Central Railway line. Sion also has a bus station. It is in the central line.[2]

Education[edit]

Sion is also a home to many educational institutes, namely:

Notable former residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ D'Cunha, Jose Gerson (1900). "IV The Portuguese Period". The Origins of Bombay (3 ed.). Bombay: Asian Educational Services. p. 265. ISBN 81-206-0815-1. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  2. ^ Sen, Somit (5 August 2010). "Soon, BEST will start bus services to Vashi". Times of India. Mumbai. Retrieved Jan 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ "KJ Somaiya Medical College and Research Centre". Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Sadhana Vidyalaya, Sion, Mumbai". Retrieved 2013-10-27.