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Gold - Zaveri Bazaar

Next it was passing Zaveri Bazaar with its jewellery shops.

Zaveri Bazaar is a jewellery market and a major hub for B2B jewellery industry in Mumbai, India. Located at Bhuleshwar in South Mumbai, just north of Crawford Market, Zaveri Bazaar is a muddle of narrow lanes, dotted with hundreds of jewelry shops that sell gems and jewels, notably Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (TBZ), Dwarkadas Chandumal, Dhirajlal Bhimji Zaveri & UTZ. 65% of all gold trading and dealing in India is estimated to originate from the market. Thanks Mr Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaveri_Bazaar

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Here are some more images from Dr “Google”:

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=zaveri+bazaar&rlz=1C1GGRV_enNZ751NZ751&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjAheDk_dXZAhVKp5QKHfeeB64Q_AUICigB&biw=1550&bih=738&dpr=1.25

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Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri Ltd. (TBZ) is a noted Indian jeweller and jewellery retail chain based in India. Established in 1864 (153 years ago) by Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri in Zaveri Bazaar, the jewellery district of Mumbai, it was subsequently headed by his son, Gopaldas Tribhovandas Zaveri, and now Shrikant Zaveri, is the present chairman and managing director of the group. The company today, has 31 showrooms in 23 cities across eleven states, including Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Rajkot.

The company has 30 showrooms under "Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri" brand for gold jewellery and diamond studded jewellery. Apart from that it has two designer boutiques under "Krsala", where its sells jadau and diamond-studded jewellery. Its main showroom at Zaveri Bazaar in Mumbai is built across five floors and said to be the largest jewellery showroom in India. Thanks Mr Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribhovandas_Bhimji_Zaveri

Mumba Devi Temple

Mumba Devi Temple is a renowned ancient temple dedicated to 'Goddess Mumbadevi'. This beautiful temple situated in Mumbai was built in the 18th century.

The 'Koli' fishermen or the early inhabitants of Mumbai greatly respect and honor Goddess Mumbadevi and consider her as their guardian. Goddess Mumbadevi is recognized as 'Goddess Shakti' or the Goddess of Power.

Today, this elegant temple is sited amidst the crowded steel and cloth markets of Mumbai.

Within the jam-packed Zaveri Bazaar, one can see the Mumba Devi Temple surrounded by several flower shops.

People attend the 'aartis' in this temple that are conducted in the mornings and evenings. The Mumba Devi Temple is open on all days except Mondays. Apart from the regular devotees who flock the temple, tourists from all over the world too, come to admire this gorgeous temple in Mumbai. Mumbai city derives its name from the Goddess Mumbadevi and therefore, this temple is truly an important structure for the dwellers of this beautiful city.

https://www.mumbai.org.uk/religious-places/mumba-devi-temple.html

Hindu priests were bestowing blessings called prasad upon their devotees.

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No photos inside.

Here are some images from Dr “Google”:

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=Mumbadevi+Temple&tbm=isch&gws_rd=ssl

Flower Alley

Down a small side lane off Maruti Lane that would be so easy to miss where flowers like saffron-coloured marigolds and red rose garlands have been sold for nearly 100 years.

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Bombay Panjrapole

If you aren’t looking for it, you’d probably miss it. Tucked somewhere in the by-lanes of the crowded Bhuleshwar bazaar is the Bombay Panjrapole, a 176-year-old infirmary that primarily looks after 350 cows and other stray animals like donkeys, hens, birds, dogs, goats, parrots and ducks. The shelter, painted bright blue, spreads across a sprawling two acres within the congested market; it is airy and calm. The only sounds you hear are those of fluttering pigeons at the courtyard kabutarkhana, or cows mooing in the sheds.

http://www.bombaypanjrapole.org.in

To increase their karma, local people shelter and feed the cows, considered sacred to Hindus.

https://www.tripsavvy.com/bombay-panjrapole-cow-shelter-mumbai-3914775

Inside it was really peaceful. In fact it felt more like being in the country rather than in the middle of one of the most crowded cities in India.

It was no photos inside Bombay Panjrapole.

Here are some images from Dr “Google”:

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=Bombay+Panjrapole&tbm=isch

and

http://www.bombaypanjrapole.org.in/gallery/

Madhavbaug Temple

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Here are some more images from Dr “Google”:

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=madhavbaug+temple+mumbai&rlz=1C1GGRV_enNZ751NZ751&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwijxIq7jtfZAhULvLwKHb1mC5oQ_AUICygC&biw=1551&bih=744&dpr=1.25

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By now I was running late for my next tour but was handed over to the next guide.

Link to some other market tours:

https://www.tripsavvy.com/top-mumbai-markets-1539691

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/mumbai/activities/south-mumbai-walking-tour-markets-and-temples/a/pa-act/v-6283BOMMARKET/356405

Posted by bruceontour 23:31 Archived in India Tagged market

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