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Village of Walkeshwar, Mumbai, 1860
Walkeshwar, Bombay, c. 1855.

Walkeshwar(Marathi: वाळकेश्वर)is an affluent area in South Mumbai, India at the North-Western end of the Marine Drive loop, and is most famous for Walkeshwar Temple and Banganga Tank.



Nandi stands Guard at a Shiva Temple Walkeshwar, Mumbai, India.

Walkeshwar is named after Lord Shiva; who is one part of Trinity of Hinduism, and derived from the Sanskrit word for an idol made of sand - Valuka Iswar [1], an avatar of Shiva, in a legend celebrated at the Walkeshwar Temple, situated at the highest point of the city [2].


Walkeshwar also includes Malabar Hill, and is in close proximity to the Hanging Gardens. Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the Governor of Maharashtra is located here besides some of the most priciest neighborhoods in the whole country.


  1. ^ Walkeshwar Temple
  2. ^ Walkeshwar village British Library.

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