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Jogeshwari is a Western suburb suburb of Mumbai , situated immediately to the north of Andheri  of Maharashtra, India. It is notable for caves dedicated to the Goddess Jogeshwari, who gives the suburb its name.

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History

The Western Trunk Route of Bombay was extended from Bandra  to Jogeshwari in 1915. Before 1945, Jogeshwari was administered by a Collector in charge of the Bombay Suburban District. With the creation of Greater Bombay in 1945, the administration was merged with the rest of Bombay city.

Saraswati Baug and Malcolm Baug are two old colonies situated in Jogeshwari. Malcolm Baug is in Jogeshwari (West). It contains small bungalows belonging to members of the Parsi community. Saraswati Baug is a colony of Gaud Saraswat Brahmins and was formed in early 1920s. It is located in Jogeshwari (East) opposite Natwar Nagar. It contains 19 old style buildings, as well as other privately owned houses and societies.

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Jogeshwari railway station  is served by the Western line  of the Mumbai suburban railway .

A bus depot situated to the west of the railway station connects it to various parts of Mumbai .

Jogeshwari is connected to the central suburb of Vikhroli  via the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road , usually referred to by its acronym JVLR.

Places of interest
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The Jogeshwari caves  are located in the eastern part of this suburb. They are some of the earliest Hindu caves in the region and are dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva & Goddess Jogeshwari . The suburb is named after the Goddess. It is said they are older than the  Elephanta Caves . The Jogeshwari caves are currently in a very poor condition as they are used for drying clothes and as toilets by the surrounding slum population.

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