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Chinchpokli (Marathi: चिंचपोकळी) is a neighbourhood in South Mumbai. It is also the name of a railway station  on the Central line of the Mumbai suburban railway. Older British era spellings: Chinchpugli and Chinchpooghly. the name is derived from two different words; chinch means tamarind and pokali (pofali) means betel nut. Probably there may be many trees of tamarind and betel nut in the area and hence it is so named .

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Chinchpokli hosts various Hindu Temples, Jain Temples, Jain Sthanaks, Mosques etc.

The Jain Dharma Sthanak, situated in the D L Jain Chawl, is one of the oldest structures in the area. It has one of the largest prayer halls in Jain Sthanaks of mumbai.

In the Hindu Saibaba temple in kalyandas wadi, Hanuman temple below railway bridge ans Datt Mandir at Bawala Compound, Santoshi Mata Temple at Chichpokali West are famous.

There is a Jewish cemetery by the side of the railway tracks on the western side of the railway station.

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