) is an area in the city of South Mumbai
in Girgaon is diverse and varied. Particularly food, drama, and clothing are characterised by a unity and continuity, despite having passed through many changes. Though there are diverse languages, religions
, traditions, festivals, and attire, the rich heritage of the culture survives. The Girgaon people, even today, are highly influenced by the traditions and values of yesteryear despite the recent movement toward westernisation
. One of the few places where the heritage of sculpture and British architecture is still preserved, Girgaon is composed mainly of "Chawls
". The most popular town side residential area has increasing demand just because of its prominent location in south Bombay.
Girgaum is situated at the foot of the Malabar Hill and takes its name from the Sanskrit words Giri and Grama . Khetwadi, originally an area with a sparse population living off agriculture and plantations, developed in the mid-19th century with the widening of Parel road and the Girgaum road . In 1839, Grant Road was completed, leading to a large migration of people into this area.
There are a large number of small and big temples in this area. The most well-known is Thakurdwar, built by the ascetic Atmaram Baba, who died in 1838. The Kalbadevi temple, dedicated to Kali, was moved to its present site from its original location in Mahim during the rule of the Gujrati sultans. The Dady Sett... Read More