DADAR- PORTUGUESE CHURCH THEN AND NOW -BEFORE ENGLISH STARTED CALLING THE PLACE DADAR(STEPS) IT WAS KNOWN AS 'SALVESONG' BECAUSE OF THE CHURCH OF NOSSA SENORA DA SALVECAO
Portuguese Church - The Church of Our Lady of Salvation was originally built by the Portuguese Outside the Church's main entrance, on what is now the footpath or sidewalk, is a mortuary memorial to a Baretto, built about 200-300 years ago, and which names the location as "Mahim". Indeed, at that time, the Church was one of two Catholic Churches on the then Island of Mahim, with a shallow sea separating it on the east and south sides from other islands of the Bombay Archipelago. The name "Dadar" signifies a small stairway built on the eastern edge of Mahim Island; when the British built the Bombay, Baroda & Central India Railways (B.B.&C.I., now the "Western Division" of the Indian Railways), they named the station near these steps as Dadar. The area around the station on either side came to be named after this station by newer immigrants.