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In the midst of the Matharpacady village, lies the stunning Holy Cross Oratory. The significant religious landmark was built on a land that was donated by a lady named Mrs. Buthello. 
The Holy Cross Oratory was erected in 1875 through the land donation and an initiative that was started by the local residents. In the year 1896, when Mumbai was struck with plague, thousands of people died and many of them fled the city. 
During this time, the residents of Matharpacady gathered around the Holy cross oratory and prayed to the almighty to save them and their dear ones from the plague. Call it a divine intervention, but the prayers of the residents were heard and none of the residents of the village lost their lives. More than hundred and twenty years later, the residents of the village gather on May 1st every year for Cross Feast of St Rock and pray to Jesus Christ, Mother Mary and offer prayers to remember and commemorate  this miraculous incident.

This is yet another story that adds to the charm and fascinating heritage of the Matharpacady village. 
The #NFPTourInFocus puts the spotlight on one of our tours every month. And this month, the spotlight is on the #MatharpacadyWalk that introduces you to this beautiful and vibrant village of Mumbai. 
This month during the 22nd of December, prior to Christmas, we will be holding a special walk in Matharpacady. if you intend to be a part of it, write in to us on info@nfpexplore.com.
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In the midst of the Matharpacady village, lies the stunning Holy Cross Oratory. The significant religious landmark was built on a land that was donated by a lady named Mrs. Buthello. The Holy Cross Oratory was erected in 1875 through the land donation and an initiative that was started by the local residents. In the year 1896, when Mumbai was struck with plague, thousands of people died and many of them fled the city. During this time, the residents of Matharpacady gathered around the Holy cross oratory and prayed to the almighty to save them and their dear ones from the plague. Call it a divine intervention, but the prayers of the residents were heard and none of the residents of the village lost their lives. More than hundred and twenty years later, the residents of the village gather on May 1st every year for Cross Feast of St Rock and pray to Jesus Christ, Mother Mary and offer prayers to remember and commemorate this miraculous incident. This is yet another story that adds to the charm and fascinating heritage of the Matharpacady village. The #NFPTourInFocus puts the spotlight on one of our tours every month. And this month, the spotlight is on the #MatharpacadyWalk that introduces you to this beautiful and vibrant village of Mumbai. This month during the 22nd of December, prior to Christmas, we will be holding a special walk in Matharpacady. if you intend to be a part of it, write in to us on [email protected] . . . #matharpacady #mumbai #india #mumbai_ig #potd #nfpexplore #matharpacadyvillage #justgoshoot #_soimumbai #nofootprintsexploremumbai #mumbaishutterbugs #mumbaistagram #mumbaigram #mazgaon #untoldmumbai #diariesofmumbai #nofootprintsexplore #mazgaondock #mumbai_igers #mumbai_diaries #mumbai_uncensored
The BEST Double Decker buses are an inseparable part of Mumbai's history and heritage. 
This week in #TuesdayTrivia - we talk about the fascinating history of the Best buses. 
The double-deckers, were first introduced in 1937 by the The Bombay Electric Supply and Tramways (BEST) Company in Mumbai to cater to the ever increasing commuters of Mumbai and there was no statutory limit on the number of passengers that a bus could carry. During Second World War later in 1939, the short supply of tyres and rationing of petrol affected road transport in Mumbai and due to this, the double deckers ended becoming up the favourite mode of transport of Mumbai's public. 
Prior to independence, early in August 1947, the BEST was acquired by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) which supplied the city’s power and its bus system. 
With the BMC being one of the first public undertakings in independent India, a lot of hopes were pinned on the BEST buses and they lived up to the expectations. Soon,, the double decker buses became prevalent all over Mumbai. 
However in the recent years, due to the high production, maintenance costs, the additional construction material required to build the buses combined with the ever increasing traffic of Mumbai has forced the BEST to reduce the number of the double decker buses. 
As a result, these buses now ply only in select parts of the city and reminds us of a glorious chapter of Mumbai's famed public transport system. .
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The BEST Double Decker buses are an inseparable part of Mumbai's history and heritage. This week in #TuesdayTrivia - we talk about the fascinating history of the Best buses. The double-deckers, were first introduced in 1937 by the The Bombay Electric Supply and Tramways (BEST) Company in Mumbai to cater to the ever increasing commuters of Mumbai and there was no statutory limit on the number of passengers that a bus could carry. During Second World War later in 1939, the short supply of tyres and rationing of petrol affected road transport in Mumbai and due to this, the double deckers ended becoming up the favourite mode of transport of Mumbai's public. Prior to independence, early in August 1947, the BEST was acquired by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) which supplied the city’s power and its bus system. With the BMC being one of the first public undertakings in independent India, a lot of hopes were pinned on the BEST buses and they lived up to the expectations. Soon,, the double decker buses became prevalent all over Mumbai. However in the recent years, due to the high production, maintenance costs, the additional construction material required to build the buses combined with the ever increasing traffic of Mumbai has forced the BEST to reduce the number of the double decker buses. As a result, these buses now ply only in select parts of the city and reminds us of a glorious chapter of Mumbai's famed public transport system. . . . . #bestbus #mumbailocal #mumbaikar #bestundertakingbus #iconicbus #aamchimumbai #bestmumbai #nfpexplore #doubledecker #doubledeckerbuses #iconicbuses #mumbailifeline #busspotting #cst #vt #csmt #mumbailifeline #buses #mumbai_ig #potd
Rafique Baghdadi is a man of many stories & Anecdotes of Mumbai city. 
A veteran film journalist who has lived in Mazagaon all his life & in close vicinity to Matharpacady, he has pleasant memories, anecdotes to share.
Rafique Baghdadi is a man of many stories & Anecdotes of Mumbai city. A veteran film journalist who has lived in Mazagaon all his life & in close vicinity to Matharpacady, he has pleasant memories, anecdotes to share. "I was fascinated by the music that would be played in the lanes (of Matharpacady). Every time you walked into it, you could hear music being played esp during Christmas. We were brought up in an environment where you could hear Jazz & every other kind of music. Many musicians staying in that area who would be playing either in the Taj hotel or in the nearby clubs, bands. I remember these places very well & being fascinated by this area. It had many lanes, bylanes & cats. When I used to walk on the streets, there were no vehicles. Now there are no places like that. During Christmas, all the clubs used to have their own plays where men used to play roles of women. The East Indians were primarily the people who worked for the Britishers and there is no exact definition that can be used to describe them. The East Indians comprise of Catholic, Goans and Kolis who who were converted 7 the language they speak has heavy traces of Marathi. And the term East Indian was given to them by the Britishers. Here (in Matharpacady), you get witness silence especially in mornings which you do not get to experience in the city any more. People used to live in harmony and we celebrated festivals with each other & also gave gifts to each other. There are people who have been staying here for several years. The only problem is that the houses may not survive once these people go. The residents of Matharpacady complain that no one including the Government and civic officials are doing their bit to preserve the heritage of Matharpacady. There are so many things that can be done in this regard like making a fund, create awareness etc. Everywhere in the world, people do their bit to preserve such heritage places." . . . #picoftheday #potd #chronicler #history #mumbai #heritage #downmemorylane #matharpacady #portrait #justgoshoot #mazgaon #portrait #candid #mumbaishutterbugs #mumbaistagram #mumbaigram #nfpexplore #mumbaidiaries #raconteur