Round Temple Sandhurst Road Bombay, Two Postcards 1920

There are two old 1920s photo postcards in this post illustrating Sandhurst Road and Round Temple in Bombay, now Mumbai. The unique round temple is visible in both the postcards that is also called Gol Dewal. But at some period of time, its bulbous shaped dome gave way to a conical shape which is more prevalent in Hindu shrines.

See more pictures of the Gol Deval Temple of today.

Sometime after India’s independence, the street was renamed Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Road.  Clearly, electric trams chugged along this street (see postcard). Once a common mode of transport in Mumbai that undeniably added to the city’s charm. But sadly this iconic transport was discontinued in the early 1960s for some reason. The place has a railway station also called Sandhurst Road that is part of the Mumbai Central Railway line. Click on the photo for better view.

See also post on Thakurdwar Temple In Bombay – Old Postcard 1912.

Did you know- the street was named after Lord Sandhurst who was the Governor of colonial Bombay from 1895 to 1900. 

From the collection- M F Hussain Painting – Air India Advertising Postcard 1960., Chandni Chowk In Old Delhi, Old Photo 1860., Apollo Bunder Before The Gateway Of India – Old Print 1874., Old Postcard – Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Toy Train 1900

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.