Titwala
Titvala
City
Nickname: 
Titwaleshwar
Titwala is located in Maharashtra
Titwala
Titwala
Location in Maharashtra, India
Titwala is located in India
Titwala
Titwala
Titwala (India)
Coordinates: 19°17′44″N 73°12′28″E / 19.295428°N 73.207694°E / 19.295428; 73.207694Coordinates: 19°17′44″N 73°12′28″E / 19.295428°N 73.207694°E / 19.295428; 73.207694
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictThane
Elevation
7.5 m (24.6 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total26,331
Language
 • OfficialMarathi , English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
421 605
Telephone code0251
Vehicle registrationMH-05

Titwala is a town near Kalyan in the Indian state of Maharashtra Located In Thane District. Titwala is famous for the Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple (Titwala), wherein lakhs of devotees visit this temple during Ganesh Chaturthi and Angarki Sankashti Chaturthi.[citation needed]

Geography

Titwala dam on Kalu river
Titwala dam on Kalu river

Temples

Main article: Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple

It is the site of a temple of Ganesha and purportedly the hermitage where Shakuntala was born.[1]

The Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple is located at Titwala. The day of 'Angarki Sankashti Chaturthi', a holy day in the Hindu Calendar, attracts large crowds. Titwala attracts visitors from the suburbs of Mumbai. Believers claim that if Mahaganapati is worshiped regularly, marriages of those wanting to be united can be arranged and that conflicts between husband and wife can end and those that desire a son or daughter, will have one born to them.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Study Guide for Kalidasa: The Recognition of Sakuntala". Source: Kalidasa: The Loom of Time. Penguin Books. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  2. ^ Village website