Know Your Bombay! – 11th February January 2017

Parsi Times brings you interesting facts about our beloved Bombay! Explore this city’s amusing history and get to know why and how so many streets and places got their names with KYB!

Gowalia Tank

The name Gowalia Tank comes from the Marathi word Gaie (cow) Wala (owner of the cattle). Gowalia Tank was initially used to bathe cows in the tank’s water. It was also a prominent tram terminus. Later a maidan was built over the tank, which still exists underground. On 8th August, 1942, Mahatma Gandhi issued the ‘Quit India Speech’ in the maidan, which is a popular playground today.




The name Worli is derived from Marathi word Varli which means upper. Worli, originally a fishing village, was one of the original seven islands that constituted the city of Mumbai. The island of Worli was connected to the main island of Bombay in 1784, with the completion of the Hornby Vellard. The Worli Fort, constructed during the rule of the British, is located there.

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