Mahalaxmi
Mahalaxmi Neighbourhood
Mahalaxmi Neighbourhood
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
CityMumbai
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
DemonymMumbaikar
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi, Hindi & English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
400011[1]
Area code022
Mahalaxmi Racecourse

Mahalaxmi is an upscale, affluent neighbourhood in the city of Mumbai, India. It is known for Royal Western India Turf Club’s Mahalaxmi Racecourse with horse races every year having visitors from around the world.

History

Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the most famous temples in Mumbai. Built around 1785, the history of this temple is supposedly connected with the building of the Hornby Vellard. Supposedly, after portions of the sea-wall of the Vellard collapsed twice, the chief engineer, a Pathare Prabhu, dreamed of a Lakshmi statue in the sea near Worli. An underwater search recovered it and he subsequently constructed a temple for it. After this, the work on the Vellard was completed without any problems.

Mahalaxmi is also home to the Mahalaxmi Racecourse.

References

  1. ^ "Pin code : Mahalaxmi, Mumbai". pincode.org.in. Retrieved 10 February 2015.

Coordinates: 18°59′N 72°48′E / 18.983°N 72.800°E / 18.983; 72.800