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Thane Temples

Haji Malang Baba

Haji Malang  baba :

Haji Malang (Thane) Haji Malang, is a 300 year old dargah at Ambernath, where Baba Abdur Rehman Malang was buried. Malang was a Sufi saint who came to India in the 12th century AD from the middle east. Haji Malang, in true syncretic tradition, was one of the few dargahs where a Hindu vahivatdar (traditional priest from the Hindu Karandekar family) and a Muslim mutavalli (claiming to be distant kin of the saint), had both been officiating at religious rituals.

Hazrat Qamli Shah Baba this hazrat's dargah is near dargah of Hazrat Haji Malang in Ambernath, thane district

Kopineshwar Temple

Kopineshwar Temple :

This is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva.The Shiva Lingam here is around 5 feet tall. The lingam grows in height every year and it is believed that when it touches the ceiling of the temple, a pralayam will occur. The temple was built by the Silhara dynasty kings who ruled Thane between 810 and 1240 AD. The lingam is swayambhu and appeared in the near-by Masunda lake popularly known as Talao Pali. The present temple structure was re-built in 1760 by Sarsubhedar Ramaji Mahadeo Bivalkar. There are many other small temples: Rukmini-Viththala, Sitala Devi, Panchamukha Siva Lingam, Brahma-deva, Uttareswar, Ram-parivar, Dakshinamukha Hanuman, Kalikadevi, Gayatri Devi, Kala-Bhairava, Dattatreya, Vasishtha maharshi with kāmadhenu.

Ganeshpuri Temple

Ganeshpuri Temple :

This is a small town near Bhiwandi, about 40 km from Thane which is the residence of Swami Nityananda Maharaj. An ancient temple is also there with four tanks called kundas. The kundas are some 800 years old. It is more famous for its hot water springs. Legend has it that Sage Vashist did a yagna to propitiate Lord Ganesh here, hence the name 'Ganeshpuri'. However, it was Bhagwan Nityananda who transformed what was dense forestland inhabited by a few adivasis into a spiritual centre for all those seeking enlightenment. The Gurudev Sidha Peeth established by Bhagwan's disciple Baba Muktananda is the primary reason for the large influx of foreigners to Ganeshpuri. Spread over an area of 75 acres is the famous spiritual institute, Shri Gurudev Ashram or Gurudev Siddha Peeth. This institute was founded by Swami Nityananda in 1949. In 1956, Swami Muktananda settled there permanently and the Ashram began to grow. Swami Muktananda named it Shree Gurudev Ashram in memory of his guru who attained Mahasamadhi in August 1961. Around the Ashram is a new township set up for the resettlement of Adivasis or Warli tribe. Swami Nityananda's Samadhi, the Bhimeshwar Ganesh Temples are very close to the Ashram.

Manas Jain Temple

Manas Jain Temple :

Manas Mandir is a beautiful place. It is in between Vasind and Asangoan. Shri Bhuvan Bhanu Jain Manas Mandir Tirtha, is situated at village savroli, in Shahapur taluka of Thane district of Maharashtra. It is around 85 kms from Mumbai and 45 kms from Thane and 30 kms from Bhiwandi.