The Revamp Of Mumbai's Largest and Oldest Religious Centre

Banganga which is located in Malabar Hill will undergo reconstruction with a main of cleaning the tank.

The Revamp Of Mumbai's Largest and Oldest Religious Centre

Mumbai's very own 'Haridwar' or the only stepwells in the city is all set to go under restoration. Situated in the middle of Malabar Hill in South Mumbai, Banganga has several temples on its boundary. After puja, some people immerse ash, flowers, hair etc in the water and it gets contaminated. Moreover, there are several fresh-water fishes along with many ducks and the contamination severely affects their life. 

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The project will be carried out under the Maharashtra Vaibhav State Protected Monuments Adoption Scheme (MVSPMAS), which encourages private agencies to adopt heritage areas.

Banganga has been adopted by RPG Foundation, which has commissioned conservation architect Abha Narian Lambah to handle the project. Moreover, trustees of Goud Saraswat Brahmin (GSB) also manage the site. 

Notably, RPG Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) stating that it will ve adopting Bangaga for a period of 10 years and ensure that the restoration takes place which will primarily involve cleaning the tank. 

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Banganga is believed to be built in 1127 AD by Lakshman Prabhu, a minister in the court of Silhara dynasty kings of Thane.

You can check out a video talking about the interesting anecdotes on Banganga at- Banganga

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