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Old June 8th, 2008, 06:13 AM
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Re: Shivaji Statue being erected off the Bombay coast

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Originally Posted by milanfanabhi
angrez gaye par unke pillay EC par aaj bhi hain...if they built railways n stuff they did not do it for the people they did it for their own convenience..when you colonise a country and if you devlop it ,you havent done a favour over the colony coz u did it for yourself..and before the brits came here the people out here were not dying or leading a miserable life...changing name wasnt a bad idea...a lot depends on the name...it is the identity and the whole soul of a place or person lies in its name....the name mumbai is about the local goddess mumbadevi..and bombay though sounds british or better..mumbai is what the real name is

Mumbadevi isnt the local goddess..... Its Maa-Amba that has metamorphosed into Mumba..... Maa-amba is the main goddess in Gujarat where the whole Navraatri festival is celebrated in Her name...... The headquarter of Maa Ambikey is in Ambaji in North Gujarat...... Bombay was closely integrated with the state of Gujarat before 1960..... So naturally Gujarati culture was predominant...... and hence the connection with Maa Ambikey...... The divine Goddess is worshipped all over the country from North to South in different names..... 'Aai' (the ending phonetics of Mumb'ai') perhaps was a local addition to a national Goddess......

Last edited by rahulpsharma; June 8th, 2008 at 06:20 AM.
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