Khar, Mumbai

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Location of Khar-Santa Cruz in Mumbai.

Khar is a suburb of Mumbai, north of Bandra and south of Santa Cruz. It is divided into Khar West and Khar East areas, it is serviced by Khar Road railway station of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network.It is an area within convenient distances to many pharmacies,parks,colleges,schools,restaurants,etc.

The suburb of Khar also has the fishermen folk area ("danda"), also known as Khar Danda.[1] Linking Road in this area is famous for its street shopping.

History[edit]

Khar Road station
Local fishing community drying fish at Khar Danda.

The 'khar' comes from Marathi word khara, which means salty. Most of the Khar area was nothing but marshlands of salty sea water.[citation needed]

Khar (East) still is a little crowded and undeveloped. Today, Khar (West) is one of the most exclusive and highly-rated areas in Mumbai. Khar (West) is a very peaceful area and evergreen throughout the year.

Pathare Prabhus were one of the earliest inhabitants of Khar, the Pathare Prabhu community lived in South Mumbai and used their bungalows in Khar during weekends. The community still has control over a large area in Khar.

Khar today is home to many Bollywood celebrities and business industrialists. Aamir Khan, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Karisma Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, John Abraham, Shilpa Shirodkar, Anuradha Paudwal and Srijit Mukherji live in Khar (West), and it was once inhabited by stars like Dilip Kumar and his wife Saira Banu, Sunil Dutt and Nargis with son Sanjay Dutt, Manoj Kumar, Sadhana and music director/singer Hemant Mukherjee and Shailendra. Khar is also home to union minister of railways, Suresh Prabhu, Sharukh Khans office Gauri Khan production house is at Khar

Schools and colleges[edit]

Following are the educational institutions located at Khar:

  • ST Elias High School
  • B.P.M. High School
  • Sacred Heart Boys School
  • Khar Education Society's College of Commerce & Economics.
  • M.M. Pupils
  • Kamla High School and Jr. College
  • Bloomingdales High School (Pre-primary and Primary) / Jasudben M. L. High School (ICSE)
  • R.V. Technical high School
  • Guru Nanak High School
  • Beacon High
  • Anuyog Vidyalaya
  • Cardinal Gracious High School
  • Podar International School (IB & CIE)

Religious Places[edit]

  • Shankar Mandir
  • Maruai Devi Mandir
  • Shree Siddhivinayak Devastan
  • Digamber Jain Temple
  • Ahimsa Bhawan Jain Sthanak on 14A Road.
  • Jain Temple at 5th Road.
  • St.Vincent De Paul Church, Khar.
  • Ghanteshwar Mandir Khar west
  • Gayatri Mandir 12th Road Khar west
  • Ram Mandir 12th Road Khar west
  • Rama Krishna Mission 12th Road Khar west
  • Guru Gangeshwar Dham 6th Road Khar west
  • Khatwari Darbar Linking Road Khar west
  • Shri Guru Singh Sabha Gurudwara Station Road Khar west
  • Khar Markaz Masjid Old Khar Khar west

Medical Facilities[edit]

  • Mahavir Hospital on Ahimsa Marg (14A Road)
  • Hinduja hospital
  • Ram krishna mission hospital
  • Beams Hospital 18A Road Khar west

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[http://kharwest.com/blog/khar-danda-khar-west/ Khar Danda." - Khar Danda is famous for its Fish Market and Thursday Market, Khar West blog

Coordinates: 32°02′N 78°04′E / 32.033°N 78.067°E / 32.033; 78.067