Girgaum is situated at the foot of the Malabar Hill and takes its name from the Sanskrit words Giri [Mountain] and Grama [Village]. Khetwadi, originally an area with a sparse population living off agriculture and plantations, developed in the mid-19th century with the widening of Parel road and the Girgaum road [then called the Breach candy road]. In 1839, Grant Road was completed, leading to a large migration of people into this area.
The Girgaon people, even today, are highly influenced by the traditions and values of yesteryear despite the recent movement toward westernisation. One of the few places where the heritage of sculpture and British architecture is still preserved, Girgaon is composed mainly of "Chawls". The most popular town side residential area has increasing demand just because of its prominent location in south Bombay.
There are a large number of small and big temples in this area. The most well-known is Thakurdwar, built by the ascetic Atmaram Baba, who died in 1838. The Kalbadevi temple, dedicated to Kali, was moved to its present site from its original location in Mahim during the rule of the Gujrati sultans. The Dady Sett Agiary was built in 1783, the Hormusji wadia Fire temple in 1839. Situated at the south end of Mumbai, Girgaon is now turning into one of the demanding residential and commercial places due to its geographical location. The most beautiful thing is "Girgaum Chowpaty" that is also known as "Queen's Necklace".
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