Khidkali Lake and Khidkaleshwar Mandir, Thane

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Thane

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India

ISD/STD Code -

91-Bassein 0250, Bhiwandi 02522, Dahanu 02528, Mokhada 02529, Murbad 02524, Palghar 02525, Talasari 02521, Wada 02526

Area Pincode -

421204

 

Local Time -

11:29 PM

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Current temprature- 28, Minimum - 25.17, Maximun - 28
light rain with humidity 82% and Wind speed of 2.15 mph (Measured at Bombay / Santacruz).

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Khidkali Lake and Khidkaleshwar Mandir, Thane, Maharashtra, India

Khidkali Lake and Khidkaleshwar Mandir, Near Kalyan-Shilphata road, Khidkali, Dombivali, Thane Dist., Maharshtra.

Khidkaleshwar Mandir or Khidkali Temple is a famous Shiv Mandir. It is believed that the present structure of the temple was redeveloped in the 17th century AD., while the original temple was built by Pandavas. Legend has that this temple was built by Pandavas when they visited this place during their Aranyavas. The eldest brother of Pandavas, Yudhishthir wanted to worship Lord Shiv and the Pandavas built this temple to make a place for worship. There are many ancient idols of deities like Hanuman and Ganesha inside the premises of Khidkaleshwar Mandir. This temple is beautifully located on the banks of Khidkali Lake, which gives this temple its name. The Khidkali lake has an area of 1.7 ha. There is a beautiful park in the temple premises for relaxation purpose. There are some small temples of Lord Hanuman, Dattatreya and some other Gurus, which have been constructed near the Khidkaleshwar Mandir in the recent times. This temple is visited by several devotees on Mahashivratri and Khidkali lake near the temple is used by people for Ganesh idol visarjan during Ganpati festival. The temple holds great importance among the Shiv devotees and they come from places far and wide to visit this temple.

How to Reach -

BY FLIGHT
Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport on regular basis.
Thane 16 km away Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport (BOM), Mumbai, Maharashtra
Thane - 119 km away Lohegaon Airport (PNQ), Pune, Maharashtra
BY TRAIN
Thane. Railway Station(s): Diva Junction (DIVA)
BY BUS
Bus Station(s): Thane

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Thane: - Located in the Konkan Division, Thane is a city in the state of Maharashtra. The city is a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan region but ironically it is not located in Mumbai. The city is also famously known as the city of lakes. The most famous lake of them all is the Masunda Lake aka Talao Pali. The lake offers various fun rides like water scooter and boating. A drama theater, Gadkari Rangayatan is located on the lakefront which is a very popular hub of entertainment. There is a very old temple of Kopineshwar that was built around the 1750 AD by Chimajji Appa which is located on the banks.