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'''Girgaum Chaupati'''<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> (Marathi:गिरगाव चौपाटी), commonly known as just </span>'''Chaupati (pronounced as chow-patty)'''<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">, is one of the most famous public </span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaches beaches]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> adjoining </span>[[Marine Drive]]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> in the </span>[[Girgaon|Girgaum]]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> area of </span>[[Mumbai]]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">, </span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India India]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">. The beach is </span>
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<p style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">famous for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganesh_Chaturthi Ganesh Chaturthi] celebrations when hundreds of people from all over Mumbai come to immerse the idols of Lord [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganapati Ganapati] in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabian_Sea Arabian Sea]. It is also one of the many places in the city where the Ramlila is performed on a stage every year. An effigy of Ravan, that is erected on the sand, is burnt by the end of the 10-day performance. One can find severa [[Bhel Puri|bhelpuri]], [[Pani Puri|panipuri]], [[Aloo Tikki|ragda patties]] and [[Pav Bhaji|pav bhaji]] vendors on the beach. </p>
   
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==Etymology==
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<p style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">'''Chowpatty''' is really Chau-pati (four channels or four creeks) as per (Bombay City Gazetteer, I. 27). This name is analogous to that of Satpaty, a village in the Mahim Taluka of the Thane District, which is approached through a Channel or Creek, containing seven divisions of water.</p>
<p style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">'''Girgaum Chaupati''' (Marathi:गिरगाव चौपाटी), commonly known as just '''Chaupati (pronounced as chow-patty)''', is one of the most famous public [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaches beaches] adjoining [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Drive,_Mumbai Marine Drive] in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girgaum Girgaum] area of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai Mumbai], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India India]. The beach is [[File:372.jpg|thumb|250px]]famous for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganesh_Chaturthi Ganesh Chaturthi] celebrations when hundreds of people from all over Mumbai come to immerse the idols of Lord [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganapati Ganapati] in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabian_Sea Arabian Sea]. It is also one of the many places in the city where the Ramlila is performed on a stage every year. An effigy of Ravan, that is erected on the sand, is burnt by the end of the 10-day performance. One can find several[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhelpuri bhelpuri], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panipuri panipuri], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloo_tikki ragda patties] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pav_bhaji pav bhaji] vendors on the beach. On the road running along the beach, lone surviving terrorist of the 26/11 attacks, Ajmal Kasab was caught and arrested. A bronze statue of Tukaram Omble, the cop who helped nab Kasab was erected on 26/11/11.</p>
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<p style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">Chowpatty is really Chau-pati (four channels or four creeks) as per (Bombay City Gazetteer, I. 27). This name is analogous to that of Satpaty, a village in the Mahim Taluka of the Thane District, which is approached through a Channel or Creek, containing seven divisions of water.</p>
 
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Girgaum Chaupati (Marathi:गिरगाव चौपाटी), commonly known as just Chaupati (pronounced as chow-patty), is one of the most famous public beaches adjoining Marine Drive in the Girgaum area of MumbaiIndia. The beach is 

famous for Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations when hundreds of people from all over Mumbai come to immerse the idols of Lord Ganapati in the Arabian Sea. It is also one of the many places in the city where the Ramlila is performed on a stage every year. An effigy of Ravan, that is erected on the sand, is burnt by the end of the 10-day performance. One can find severa bhelpuripanipuriragda patties and pav bhaji vendors on the beach. 

EtymologyEdit

Chowpatty is really Chau-pati (four channels or four creeks) as per (Bombay City Gazetteer, I. 27). This name is analogous to that of Satpaty, a village in the Mahim Taluka of the Thane District, which is approached through a Channel or Creek, containing seven divisions of water.

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