Chinchpokli

Chinchpokli
Chinchpokli
चिंचपोकळी
Mumbai Suburban Railway station
Station statistics
Lines Central Line
Structure Standard on-ground station
Other information
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Fare zone Central Railways

Chinchpokli (Marathi: चिंचपोकळी) is the name of a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on India's Central Railway line. Older British era spellings: Chinchpugli and Chinchpooghly. the name is derived from two different words; chinch means tamarind and pokali (pofali) means betel nut. Probably there must be many trees of tamarind and betel nut in the area and hence it is so named.

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Schools and hospitals

Chinchpokli has a school established some 90 years ago named after Velji Lakhamshi Napoo High School. Today the school has some 3000 to 5000 students taught in both English and Gujarati.

It also has Kasturba Gandhi Municipal Hospital which is run by the BrihanMumbai Municipal corporation. It is reputed for the treatment of contagious diseases.

Chinchpokli's Chintamani Ganapati

Chinchpoklicha Chintamani, the oldest and most famous Ganapati idol,[citation needed] sits very near to the Chinchpokli station during Ganesh festival. This Ganesha is one of the biggest crowd pullers in Mumbai and is known as Chinchpoklicha Chintamani or Chinchpokli Cha Chintamani.

Mambai High school is also old in chinchpokli it has balashram where poor children are studying in that hostel.

Religious Places

Chinchpokli hosts various Hindu Temples, Jain Temples, Jain Sthanaks, Mosques etc.

The Jain Dharma Sthanak, situated in the D L Jain Chawl, is one of the oldest structures in the area. It has one of the largest prayer halls in Jain Sthanaks of mumbai.

In the Hindu Saibaba temple in kalyandas wadi, Hanuman temple below railway bridge ans Datt Mandir at Bawala Compound, Santoshi Mata Temple at Chichpokali West are famous.

There is a Jewish cemetery by the side of the railway tracks on the western side of the railway station.

Nobel residents

Shri, Prabhakar Shridhar Pendurkar, Bhai Shingare

Chinchpokli
Next station south:
Byculla railway station
Mumbai Suburban Railway : Central Line Next station north:
Currey Road
Stop No: 5 KM from starting: ? Platforms: 1

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