Visit The Renovated Blue Synagogue At Kala Ghoda

by Kritika Kukreja
Visit The Renovated Blue Synagogue At Kala Ghoda

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After being under renovation for 20 months, Kala Ghoda’s Blue Synagogue is now open for public in its new avatar!

What Is It?

The 135 year old beauty, Blue Synagogue, has been restored to its original state. After being down for 20 months, the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue (Blue Synagogue) is majestic AF once again. The initial blue facade is is wiped away exposing the clear Porbandar stone.

Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue
Image via Mid-Day

What’s New?

The Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue was completed by Gostling and Morris way back in 1884 and it was styled with chandeliers, Minton tile floors, cast-iron columns and stained glass windows. Over the years, ths synagogue has played an important role in Mumbai’s history and heritage. The JSW Foundation recently renovated the monument and they feel proud to restore this iconic landmark of the city.

Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue
Image via Verve Magazine

The JSW Foundation has striped the layers of paint to reveal the green color, the stained glass windows are removed, the floors are polished, and the tiles are renewed. The original green background has pictures and symbols of religious art and the terracotta ceiling definitely required work that wasn’t visible under the naked eye. Some of the previous rope or wooden structures have been replaced by glass barriers.

To enter the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue, you will have to present a valid photo ID. To attend services here, visit on Fridays or Saturdays.

Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue
Image via Free Press Journal