Hometown from a distance

September 2006, from the [tag]Gavdevi[/tag] Temple at Bhopar Village on the outskirts of my hometown, [tag]Dombivli[/tag]

Dombivli or [tag]Dombivali[/tag] is a suburb of Mumbai on the Central line. It has a population of about 1,193,000 (2001 census, provisional results). It is the first fully literate town in Maharashtra and the second in India. Dombivli is a predominantly Marathi speaking middle class city….

Gavdevi Mandir outside Dombivli

Sunset behind the Parsik hill where the [tag]Mumbra[/tag] devi temple is located. In a few minutes the path to the temple should be illuminated, and it looks like a bright serpant on the hill.
Sunset behind the Mumbra devi hill

The blue-white [tag]Diva – Vasai[/tag] shuttle:
Diva-Vasai shuttle

Finally, a goods train chugging silently:
Goods Train

The main [tag]Mumbai[/tag] suburban rail tracks are not visible in these pictures.

6 thoughts on “Hometown from a distance

  1. dombivili.. been there when i was small.. just remember having hot jalebis at a shop.. And ofcourse travelling on local trains..

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  3. Didn’t know about the literacy factor of Dombivli before! I hail from Ghatkopar in Mumbai…

    What I do remember about Dombivli is:
    1. It was as crowded as Ghatkopar
    2. It was the station chosen by that adventurous guy (whose name I don’t recollect – was it Dhananjay something?) to jump off from the Deccan Queen as it was sprinting from Pune to Mumbai…:-)

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