Prabhadevi has traditionally been a middle class residential neighbourhood housing migrant mill workers from all over Maharashtra. However with rising real estate prices, and due to its location (Prabhadevi lies in the geographical centre of Mumbai and is well connected by several BEST bus routes and it can be reached by using either Dadar (Central Railway/Western Railway line), Elphinstone Road (Western Railway line) or Lower Parel (Central Railway line) stations)
The temple situated at the crossroads of Veer Savarkar Marg and Appsaheb Marathe Road was built in 1715 but the main idol of Shakambhari devi, dates to the 12th century. Shakambaridevi was the patron goddess of the Yadav king, Raja Bimba of Gujarat who ruled this area. According to the temple priest, when the Mughals invaded the area, the idols were shifted to safer location to escape vandalism. They first found refuge in Mahim Creek and then mysteriously in a well, located near the temple site.
The Shree Siddhivinayak ("Ganesh that grants your wish") Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ganesh. It is located in Prabhadevi. It was originally built by Mr. Laxman Vithu and Mrs. Deubai Patil in November 19th, 1801. The Siddhivinayak Mandir evolved from a small, tiny place of worship to the Grand Temple that stands today in the later half of the twentieth century.
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