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AAMCHI MUMBAI a Mumbaikar’s heart-throb
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This presentation is simply a compilation of information gathered from various sources (books,  due credit goes to the respective creators of these images. Disclaimer
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The Origin of Mumbai Made up of seven isles: Kolbhat (Colaba), Palva  Bunder (renamed by British as Apollo Bunder),  Mazgaon (derived from Sanskrit word Matsya  Gram – fishing village, Parel, Mahim, Worli,  Chhota Kolbhat (little Colaba). The bigger island  in the North of Mumbai islands was Sashti  (renamed by Portuguese as Salsette), also  constituted of seven other smaller islands. And  the other island to the East was Turbhe (called as  Trombay by Portuguese) Deep-sea fishermen called the Kolis and salt  makers called the Aagris were the chief  inhabitants  The name Mumbai was derived from the form of  Maha Amba (Great Mother) Mumbadevi,  worshipped by the Kolis The Mumbadevi temple was built originally by a  Koli in 14 th  century atop Dongri hill. The temple  miraculously escaped destruction during the  demolished it in 18 th  century. It was rebuilt at  Pydhonie by a goldsmith, Pandurang Shivaji  Sonar A Kolin selling  fish Mumbadevi Mandir
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Ancient Period Artifacts found near Kandivali shows evidence of human civilisation since 250 BC 300 BC: Maurya Empire (Kanheri caves, Mahakali Caves, Mandapeshwar caves). Kanheri is derived from the word Krishnagiri (means black mountain in Sanskrit). The present Sanjay Gandhi National Park also existing in this era & was earlier called Krishnagiri National Park 185 BC: Satvahanas of Telgu region ruled the islands along with Konkan coast 1st century : Satvahana, then Shaka era AD 415, Traikutaka, Kalachuri dynasty (coins of the Kalachuri king Krishnaraja were found in the village Kavel present day Kalbadevi road) build the Jogeshwari caves dedicated to Lord Shiva 6th – 7th century: Chalukya dynasty (king Pulakeshin) established their capital on Gharapuri island 9th - 12th century : Shilahara era (Elephanta caves, Walkeshwar temple, Banganga Tank, Ambarnath temple). The Walkeshwar temple was destroyed by the Portuguese & rebuilt by Rama Kamath in 1715 Mahakali Caves (300 BC), Andheri Jogeshwari Caves Gharapuri Caves (called as Elephanta by Portuguese) (900 AD)
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Medieval Period 13th c e ntury: Whe n De vg iri wa s  b e s ie g e d b y the   inva de r Alla udin-Khilji, Ra ja  Bhim de v the  s o n o f  Ra m de v (the  Ya da v king  o f De vg iri), e s ta b lis he d his  
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HISTORY 210 taught by Professor St. john during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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