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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">'''Mazagaon''', also spelled '''Mazgaon''' and '''Mazagon''' (Portuguese rule Mazagão), and pronounced by the Catholics as 'Mazgon' or 'Maz-a-gon' and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathi_language Marathi-speakers] as Mazhgav. It is one of the seven islands of [[Mumbai]] . It is part of [[South Mumbai|South&nbsp;Mumbai]]  and can be reached by [[Byculla Railway Station|Byculla Station]] on the [[Central Railway|Central railway line]] and [[Dockyard Road Railway Station|Dockyard Road Station]] on the [[Harbour Line|Harbour Railway line]] . Located in Mazagaon are maritime companies like the Bombay Port Trust and Mazagaon Dock Ltd., the Mazagaon Court and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Indian Anglo-Indian] schools including Rosary High School, St. Peters School and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Mary%27s_School,_Mumbai St. Mary's School].</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">'''Mazagaon''', also spelled '''Mazgaon''' and '''Mazagon''' (Portuguese rule Mazagão), and pronounced by the Catholics as 'Mazgon' or 'Maz-a-gon' and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathi_language Marathi-speakers] as Mazhgav. It is one of the seven islands of Mumbai. It is part of South Mumbai and can be reached by Byculla Station on the Central railway line and Dockyard Road Station on the Harbour Railway line. Located in Mazagaon are maritime companies like the Bombay Port Trust and Mazagaon Dock Ltd., the Mazagaon Court and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Indian Anglo-Indian] schools including Rosary High School, St. Peters School and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Mary%27s_School,_Mumbai St. Mary's School].</p>
   
 
== <span style="font-size:20px;color:black;font-family:'LinuxLibertine',Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:1.3;">History</span> ==
 
== <span style="font-size:20px;color:black;font-family:'LinuxLibertine',Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:1.3;">History</span> ==
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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Among others, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipu_Sultan Tipu Sultan], the Mysore warrior's relative [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nawab_Ayaz_Ali&action=edit&redlink=1 Nawab Ayaz Ali], migrated here after the British defeated the ruler in 1799 and was buried here.</p>
 
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Among others, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipu_Sultan Tipu Sultan], the Mysore warrior's relative [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nawab_Ayaz_Ali&action=edit&redlink=1 Nawab Ayaz Ali], migrated here after the British defeated the ruler in 1799 and was buried here.</p>
 
==The area==
 
==The area==
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The surrounding area of Mazgaon is known as: to South side is Wadibunder, Dongri or Noorbaug, J.J. Hospital, to east side Darukhana area which is especially known for it’s shoreline, to North side Reay Road, [[Ghodapdeo]] ,Jijamata Udyan (previously known as Ranicha Baug or Municipal Zoo or Victoria Gardens - which is one and only place in proper Mumbai) and to West side Byculla again J.J. Hospital etc.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The surrounding area of Mazgaon is known as: to South side is Wadibunder, Dongri or Noorbaug, J.J. Hospital, to east side Darukhana area which is especially known for it’s shoreline, to North side Reay Road, Ghodapdeo,Jijamata Udyan (previously known as Ranicha Baug or Municipal Zoo or Victoria Gardens - which is one and only place in proper Mumbai) and to West side Byculla again J.J. Hospital etc.</p>
   
 
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Once very fashionable, Mazgaon lost much of its charm after the more affluent British and Parsi residents relocated to Malabar Hill. Since independence, the area is generally considered to be a Catholic enclave.</p>
 
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Once very fashionable, Mazgaon lost much of its charm after the more affluent British and Parsi residents relocated to Malabar Hill. Since independence, the area is generally considered to be a Catholic enclave.</p>
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==Important Landmarks in Mazagaon==
 
==Important Landmarks in Mazagaon==
 
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Among the more prominent places are: • Mahapurush Temple - Surykund CHS (Only Hindus allowed in this society). One of the oldest and famous temple of Mazgaon. • Seth Motisha Jain Temple, Love Lane • Bombay Port Trustor BPT. • Chinese temple (the only one in the city) • Framji Patel Parsi Agiary at Dockyard Road and the second Agiary at Gunpowder Road Opposite to Meenakshi Apartments. • Joseph Baptista Garden and Reservoir now named Bhandar Wada Water Reservoir (built in 1880) • Sales Tax Office (Government Offices) • M.D.L. (Mazagon Dock Limited ) - Ship-Builders To The Nation • Angre House (named after the Maratha Navy Kanhoji Angre) • Shah Hasan Ali's Maqbara or Mausoleum (Hasanabad) • Islamic International School, operated by the Islamic Research Foundation under the direction of Zakir Naik. • Ganpati Mandir at Anjirwadi, which area is also known for its Industrial Estates and small and medium scale industries. • Ghodyacha Tabela-Horses Place-where previously Horses were kept. Now, instead of horses, we can see most of the area is occupied by garages and small industries. • Bhaucha Dhakka or Ferry Wharf which previously was harbour and the Big and Medium size Boats were leaving to Konkan, Goa area. Now small boats, dinghies, barges, ferries are operated and plying to Uran and its nearby area. Not only this but Ganapati-deity of Hindus are also immersed here. This is now especially known for its Wholesale Fish Market. • Mazgaon Telephone Exchange is situated in Love-lane area. • Sir Elly Kadoorie School, the only Marathi school in India which is run by a Jewish Trust. Second one only in the Nagpada area. • Central Railway Colony is also situated in between Dockyard Road Station and Reay Road Station and adjoining to Gunpowder Road in south and Mathar Pakhady Road in North. • Second Big Colony is of Mumbai Police Wing which is situated at Dockyard Road Station. • Retail Fish Market near Mazgaon Dock Ltd. • Mazgaon Hill or Joseph Baptista Garden or Bhandarwada Water Reservoire from where we can see over up to CST area in South and up to Mumbai Central are in West. • CSD – Central Government’s Canteen Store Department is situated at Gunpowder Road. • Mazgaon Court at Tadwadi area. Here in Tadwadi a B.I.T. Chawl's big Colony is also situated. This Tadwadi area is also famous for its Dahi-handis. From this area only the world’s most famous second manual tower forming Mandals are operating in Mumbai. • Mankeshwar Mandir – A well known Century Old Hindu Temple is situated on Barrister Nath Pai Marg and near Darukhana Bus Stop or Mankeshwar Mandir Bus Stop. • Then there are Big Towers Like – Sai Niketan at Mazgaon Naka, Mazgaon Tower at Mathar Pakhady Road next to Central Railway Colony, at Mazgaon Hill there are two towers had come up recently. • Maharana Pratap Chowk from where various Bus Routes are starting to ply to other parts of Mumbai. This place is just opposite Sales Tax Office.</p>
 
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Among the more prominent places are: • Mahapurush Temple - Surykund CHS (Only Hindus allowed in this society). One of the oldest and famous temple of Mazgaon. • Seth Motisha Jain Temple, Love Lane • Bombay Port Trustor BPT. • Chinese temple (the only one in the city) • Framji Patel Parsi Agiary at Dockyard Road and the second Agiary at Gunpowder Road Opposite to Meenakshi Apartments. • Joseph Baptista Garden and Reservoir now named Bhandar Wada Water Reservoir (built in 1880) • Sales Tax Office (Government Offices) • M.D.L. (Mazagon Dock Limited ) - Ship-Builders To The Nation • Angre House (named after the Maratha Navy Kanhoji Angre) • Shah Hasan Ali's Maqbara or Mausoleum (Hasanabad) • Islamic International School, operated by the Islamic Research Foundation under the direction of Zakir Naik. • Ganpati Mandir at Anjirwadi, which area is also known for its Industrial Estates and small and medium scale industries. • Ghodyacha Tabela-Horses Place-where previously Horses were kept. Now, instead of horses, we can see most of the area is occupied by garages and small industries. • Bhaucha Dhakka or Ferry Wharf which previously was harbour and the Big and Medium size Boats were leaving to Konkan, Goa area. Now small boats, dinghies, barges, ferries are operated and plying to Uran and its nearby area. Not only this but Ganapati-deity of Hindus are also immersed here. This is now especially known for its Wholesale Fish Market. • Mazgaon Telephone Exchange is situated in Love-lane area. • Sir Elly Kadoorie School, the only Marathi school in India which is run by a Jewish Trust. Second one only in the Nagpada area. • Central Railway Colony is also situated in between Dockyard Road Station and Reay Road Station and adjoining to Gunpowder Road in south and Mathar Pakhady Road in North. • Second Big Colony is of Mumbai Police Wing which is situated at Dockyard Road Station. • Retail Fish Market near Mazgaon Dock Ltd. • Mazgaon Hill or Joseph Baptista Garden or Bhandarwada Water Reservoire from where we can see over up to CST area in South and up to Mumbai Central are in West. • CSD – Central Government’s Canteen Store Department is situated at Gunpowder Road. • Mazgaon Court at Tadwadi area. Here in Tadwadi a B.I.T. Chawl's big Colony is also situated. This Tadwadi area is also famous for its Dahi-handis. From this area only the world’s most famous second manual tower forming Mandals are operating in Mumbai. • Mankeshwar Mandir – A well known Century Old Hindu Temple is situated on Barrister Nath Pai Marg and near Darukhana Bus Stop or Mankeshwar Mandir Bus Stop. • Then there are Big Towers Like – Sai Niketan at Mazgaon Naka, Mazgaon Tower at Mathar Pakhady Road next to Central Railway Colony, at Mazgaon Hill there are two towers had come up recently. • Maharana Pratap Chowk from where various Bus Routes are starting to ply to other parts of Mumbai. This place is just opposite Sales Tax Office.</p>
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==='''Chinatown'''===
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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Up to the 1960s Mumbai had a small Chinatown in Mazagaon. After the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1962_Sino-Indian_War 1962 Sino-Indian War], most Chinese were viewed as traitors, and left the town. Currently, Mumbai has a small ethnic Chinese population of 400 families.The Chinese temple and cemetery are both located at Mazagaon.</p>
 
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