Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar  , is a suburb of Mumbai, named after Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, the ninth of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism.

This region is populated by many Punjabis and Sikh migrants and has many Sikh Gurudwaras. Dasmesh Darbar is the largest Gurudwara in this area. Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar is also known as mini-Punjab.

It has mainly 25 Building made around year 1947-1950 for residence purpose of refugees came from Pakistan and also has many Chawls.

The place also has many Kolis residing there. Hence it is also known as Koliwada.


Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar (also known as Koliwada- Village of Indigenous Aboriginal Tribes of Mumbai and largest Fishing Village ) is in North Mumbai. Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar railway station - old Koliwada Station is on Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway.

Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar Mumbai has a college started by the Sikh community of this area called Guru Nanak Khalsa College, King's Circle (Matunga), affiliated to Mumbai University.

The Nearest Hospitals are Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital(Sion), Mata Laxmi Hospital and AntopHill Hospital

Sikh festivals are celebrated with pride and glory. Procession is taken out on the occasion of Guru Nanak's birthday. People from all over Mumbai gather here to celebrate the main festivals.

Special prayer service is held from June 4 - June 6 at Gurdwara Dashmesh darbar to pay homage to the people who lost their lives during the operation bluestar and the Delhi riots in the year 1984.

Langar (free community meal) is served in all Gurdwara's 24x7. The followers of "SANATAN DHARAM " has built Shree Sanatan Dharam Hari Mandir All the festivals are celebrated herein Very Grand way, every Saturday there is MATA KI CHOWKY it is a very beautiful mandir. Many chachi from attock in Pakistan came here in 1967 when there were chances of war during Indo-pak and was found severe threat to surrounding communities.

The Transits Camps were built by the then Indira Government for temporary settlement of Refugees from Border area. Before the settlements of Sikhs and Hindu communities the land was swamp area and total mangrove plot used for fishing and fish breeding by koli communities. Still you will find the records of land belonging to koli communities as there names still exists on land records and still spoken in day to day life.

Plot Ravli, Paigambri, Sheikh Mistry, Kokri, Korba, Kalpak, Matsyagandha, etc are old plot names given by the the koli community and Bori Muslim saints who use to trade with Koli community for products like, dry fish, bhandar - Sacred alcohol(somras)/tadi, Dry fruits etc. And Koli people use to get Pathani Hing(Asefoetida), Kabuli swaad (chana, grains), etc.

The GTB also consist of Government colonies named as CGHS Colony. This colony consist of 7 sectors 1-7 which are allocated to different Central Government Employess from different fields(CPWD, dockyard, Indian navy etc.).

Currently GTB is going into reconstruction i.e chawls are broken and Buildings are setup this will enchance the GTB and will give a new look.

There are other areas such as Pratiksha Nagar, Makawadi, Indira Nagar, Antophill etc..

Religious PlacesEdit

Gurudwara Shri Dashmesh Darbar

Gurudwara Shri Singh Sabha

Panchayati Gurudwara

Gurudwara bhai joga singh

Shree Mothya Devi (Saat Aasra) Mandir - Shiv Koliwada Sion Village

Shree Lada Devi Gavdevi Mandir (Near Sion Fort or Shiv Killa)

Shree Marubai Mandir (Koliwada - Chubhatti Track near Sion Fort)

Motimsar Gramdaivat Mandir - Shiv Koliwada Sion Village

Shree Sanatam Dharam, Geeta Bhavan, Hari Mandir

Phadiwala Mandir (Shree Gandhiya Mahadev Mandir)

Shree Neelkanth Mahadev Mandir

Kalimaa Mandir

Satyam Shivam Mandir (Bldg No.7)

Hanuman Mandir (Hanuman Tekri - Old Motimsar Baba Mandir Now shifted to Sion Village)

Ganapathi Mandir (Indira Nagar)

School's and College'sEdit

Sion Koliwada Muncipal School

Guru Nanak High School (Hindi & English Medium)

Shree Sanatam Dharam High School

Chetumal Bhoolchand Murlidhar (C.B.M.) High School

A.M.Kewalramani Premier High School......also known as Trinity high school

Guru Nanak College of Arts, Science and Commerce

Shree Sanatam Dharam Junior College

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