Bhuleshwar (Old spelling Bholeśvar) is a neighbourhood in Mumbai.[2] It is situated in South Mumbai and to the north of the Fort area.[3] It is known for being home to over 100 temples [4] including Mumba Devi Temple of Mumbai, the patron goddess of the city of Mumbai and Swaminarayan Mandir. The area is also known for the Bhuleshwar Market for fruit and vegetable and is surrounded a number of old markets, like the Crawford Market for fruits and vegetables, Mangaldas Market for silk and cloth, Zaveri Bazaar, the famous jewellery and diamond market and Chor Bazaar, a noted market for antiques and furniture.[3]

Bhuleshwar Sculpture detail
Bhuleshwar Sculpture detail
Bhuleshwar is located in Mumbai
Location in Mumbai, India
Coordinates: 18°57′N 72°50′E / 18.95°N 72.83°E / 18.95; 72.83Coordinates: 18°57′N 72°50′E / 18.95°N 72.83°E / 18.95; 72.83
DistrictMumbai City
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (MCGM)
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Area code(s)022
Vehicle registrationMH 01
Civic agencyBMC

Its near by areas are Kalbadevi, Girgaon, Princess Street and Mandvi.

The former residence of Dhirubhai Ambani and family is also in Bhuleshwar, where they lived till the 1960s.[5]

The guide and historical study book, Alice in Bhuleshwar about the locality was published in 2009.[6]

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  1. ^ "Pin code : Bhuleshwar, Mumbai". Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  2. ^ 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 4 January 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Bhuleshwar Market". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Visit Bhuleshwar's chambers of temple music". Mid Day. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  5. ^ Giridharadas, Anand (15 June 2008). "Indian to the Core, and an Oligarch". The New York Times.
  6. ^ Ganesan-Ram, Sharmila (9 September 2009). "Burrowing through Bhuleshwar". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  • Alice in Bhuleshwar: Navigating a Mumbai Neighbourhood, by Kaiwan Mehta. Yoda Press, 2009. ISBN 8190618636.

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