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Dahisar
Dahisar railway station
Nickname(s): 
दहिसर / Dahisar
Dahisar is located in Mumbai
Dahisar
Dahisar
Coordinates: 19°15′00″N 72°51′34″E / 19.250069°N 72.859347°E / 19.250069; 72.859347Coordinates: 19°15′00″N 72°51′34″E / 19.250069°N 72.859347°E / 19.250069; 72.859347
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictMumbai Suburban
CityMumbai
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (MCGM)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
400 068 (East & West)
Area code(s)022
Vehicle registrationMH 47

Dahisar (Marathi pronunciation: [d̪əɦisəɾ]) is the northernmost neighborhood (and railway station) of Mumbai. Dahisar is the first locality of Mumbai from the north. The suburb is a very cosmopolitan suburb, which has a large Gujarati population, the Marathis are the second most visible group in the suburb. Not to be confused with Dahisar Mori in Navi Mumbai.


On the Mumbai Suburban Railway (which is part of the Indian Western Railway line), that runs from Churchgate to Virar, Dahisar is immediately north and next to the populous suburb of Borivali, which has a train station of the same name.

After Dahisar, when travelling northwards on the Churchgate - Virar Western Railway line the immediate next railway station or stop is Mira Road station.

History

There is a record of continuous habitation since the 1630s, as per parish records of the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church.[citation needed]. The word is most probably coming from the ancient Prakrit language of which a Sanskritized version would be Dadhīśvaraḥ (=IAST, Dadhishvar).

Dahisar was originally a part of Thane District; it became a part of Mumbai in 1956.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Mumbai Suburban District". Mumbaisuburban.gov.in. Retrieved 11 January 2013.