From today 19th July 2018, Elphinstone road station is now called as Prabhadevi. Elphinstone Road railway station was built in 1867. It was named after John Elphinstone who was the governer of Bombay from 1853 to 1860.
On 16th December 2016, the legislative assembly had passed a resolution to rename the station Prabhadevi. The approval from the Centre came in May 2017.
Prabhadevi is the name of the area in the vicinity of the station. It derives its name from the 300-year-old temple of the deity there.
On July 4, 2017, the WR issued a notification to change the name of Elphinstone Road station to Prabhadevi.
In building this temple, Pathare Prabhu played a major role. They arrived in the island city 700 years ago. Pathare Prabhu were the small but most colourful components in the mosaic of Mumbai’s communities. They assisted Raja Bimb in establishing a Hindu Kingdom at Mahakavati (now known as Mahim). It is said that Prabhavati Devi appeared in the dreams of a devotee Shyam Nayak from the Pathare Prabhu community, who went on to build the temple. The trustees of the temple are Kirtikar family, descendants of the Shyam Nayak.