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Jogeshwari
Jogeshwari
Location of Jogeshwari
in Mumbai and India
Coordinates 19°07′N 72°51′E / 19.12°N 72.85°E / 19.12; 72.85
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District(s) Mumbai Suburban
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Jogeshwari (Marathi: जोगेश्वरी) is the name of a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Railway (India) railway line. It is a suburb of Mumbai.

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Introduction

The Western Trunk Route of Bombay was extended from Bandra to Jogeshwari in 1915. Before 1945, Jogeshwari was administered by a Collector in charge of the "Suburban District". With the creation of Greater Bombay in 1945, the administration was merged with the rest of Bombay city.

Jogeshwari is connected to the central suburb of Vikhroli via the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road or JVLR, as it is popularly known.

Mosque Ismail Yusuf College

It is mostly populated by Muslims and Maharashtrians

The Jogeshwari caves are located in the eastern part of this suburb. They are some of the earliest Hindu caves in the region and are dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva & Goddess Jogeshwari. The suburb is named after the Goddess. It is said they are older than the Elephanta caves. The Jogeshwari caves are currently in a very poor condition as they are used for drying clothes and even as toilets by the surrounding slum population. Bat lovers will be amazed to see a huge colony living in the caves.

Saraswati Baug & Malcolm Baug are two old colonies situated in Jogeshwari. Malcolm Baug is located in Jogeshwari (West) & this colony containing small bungalows is of Parsi community. Saraswati Baug is a colony of Gaud Saraswat Brahmins & was formed in early 1920s. It is located in Jogeshwari (East) opposite Natwar Nagar. It contains 19 old type buildings as well as some privately owned houses & societies. Rameshwar Mandir & Sadbhakti Mandir are the religious destinations situated in Saraswati Baug.

24 Carat is the most popular Multiplex in Jogeshwari, this multiplex have 4 screens with THX sound system & this multiplex is located near S.V. Road Jogeshwari (West)

Education

Some of the well known schools in Jogeshwari include St. Mary's High School, Infant Jesus High School, Swami Vivekanada High School,Jogeshwari Education Society's Primary School & Arvind Gandbhir High School, Shri Samartha Vidyalaya, Jamanadhar Aggarwal Madhyamik Vidyalaya (Asmita Vidyalaya), Surajba Vidyamandir, Farooq High School, Shramik Vidyalaya etc.

Ismail Yusuf College is the only well known college in Jogeshwari. It is a Government college & was established in 1924. This college is very famous for its lush green campus with a botanical garden & a playground. The campus is also a nice place for bird watching.

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See also

Jogeshwari
Next station south:
Andheri
Mumbai suburban railway : Western Railway Next station north:
Goregaon
Stop No: 17 KM from starting: 23.52 Platforms: 4
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