Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Name Mumbai

haji ali dargah mumbai

chhatrapati shivaji terminus, cst

taj mahal hotel
mumbai the capital of maharashtra, most populated city of india with the population comprising more than 12 million as of 2005. it is also among the most populous city of the world ranking 6th. the city has the deep natural harbor which is the largest port in western india. the port handles over half of india's passenger and the significant amount of cargo. mumbai is the financial capital of india and it houses the reserve bank of india, SEBI, national stock exchange, bombay stock exchange and national headquarters of many multinational companies. it attracts migrants from all over the world for its immense business opportunities, high standard of living and it's connectivity to global world.
one of the most famous part of mumbai is it's bollywood(the hindi cinema). it is one of those rare cities of the world which accommodate a national park, named sanjay gandhi national park.

mumbai which was formerly till december 1995, called as bombay was given by the britishers and they had anglicized this name from portuguese name bombaim meaning "good bay". but the name mumbai is said to be derived from the koli goddess mumba. this mumba devi was the mother of Aarish and Aarish was the maternal uncle of Ravana. it is believed that after the set up of maha amba or mumba devi idol in this region, the region flourished financially.
people of that region have full faith on her and they often visit to that temple before going to do any business activities.
Mumbai is built on what was once an archipelago of seven islands: Bombay Island, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, Colaba, Worli, and Old Woman's Island (also known as Little Colaba).
mumbai is also famous for it's widespread and world famous ganesh chaturthi festival.
this city is well connected with almost every major cities of india majorly through rail networks and air traffic.
mumbai is soon going to launch its most awaited project of monorail which is in the construction stage in mumbai.

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