() is a small up-scale district neighbourhood of Mumbai
city, situated between the Shivaji Park Residential Zone
to the north and Worli
to the south and the Arabian Sea
to the west. A major landmark is the Siddhivinayak Temple
() dedicated to Lord Ganesha
which attracts hundreds of devotees everyday and is one of the richest temple trusts in India.
History and location
The oldest part of this locality houses a temple of Prabhavatidevi dedicated to Prabhadevi from which the region takes its name. However, the Prabhadevi temple has been overshadowed due to the presence of the Siddhivinayak Temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesha
. The Siddhivinayak Temple attracts hundreds of pilgrims from all over India
, most notably the Bollywood
actors. Since the British period in India, Prabhadevi has housed a number of mills, which have been sold to make way for upscale residential sky scrapers. Due to its proximity with the Arabian Sea and its exact central location in Mumbai and between the commercial South Bombay
and the suburbs it houses the most expensive apartment rates in all of South Asia.
was built on November 19, 1801, by Mr. Laxman Vithu and Mrs. Deubai Patil. It has since evolved has been subjected to many modifications to what it now stands. Siddhivinayak is well known as “Navasacha Ganapati” or “Navasala Pavanara Ganapati” in Marathi (which... Read More