Titwala Ganesh Mandir
Titwala Ganesh Mandir 
Tal: Kalyan, Dist. Thane.

A pilgrim centre sacred twice over-for its Mahaganpati Temple and the temple of Shri Vithoba. Another facinating temple is the one at Ambarnath, dating back to the 11th century, and in the "Hemadpanti" style of architecture. 

By propitating Ganesh Idol, Consecrated by sage Kanva, Devi Shakuntala & king Dushyant came together after a long period of disagreement. Shakuntala & king Dushyant got married here only. Idol from Mahabharat period was vanished, while constructing lake peshwa saradar Ramchandra Mehendale got the present idol. The Madhavrao Peshwe consecrated this idol. If Mahaganapati is worshipped regularly marriages of desired people can be fixed easily. If Mahaganpati is propitlated properly, conflicts between husband & wife come to end. Those who desires to have son, will get son. In Mahaganpatiís temple, there is sanctum of Lord Shivshankar towards right. In the right hand corner of the sanctum, padukas of great Ganesh devotees late Shri Vengaonkar Joshi are consecrated. Devotes should take darshan of these padukas. Since Mahaganapatis idol was worshipped properly & scientifically by sages in ancient times, today also idol looks alive. Ther is a temple of Vithoba - Rukmini near Mahaganpatiís temple. One iron tube is sent out of sanctum of this temple. It is said that sound of Bhajans (holy songs in praise of God) going on in the temple of Pandharpur can be heard from this tube. You can also visit nearly places like satis memorial, jaypal maharajís Samadhi, shiv temple in vasundry village. Lodging & boarding arrangements are availabe with ancestral poojary Shri Govindrao Joshi. Private hotels & lodges are available in Titwala. Titwala is a third railway station from Kalyan on Mumbai-Nashik railway line. Titwala, Asangaon, Kasara locals are available from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus of Mumbai.

  Getting there   

By Air: Nearest airport is Mumbai, 75 kms. 
By Rail: Titwala is a station on Central Rly., but the more convenient railhead is Kalyan. 
By Road: Mumbai - Titwala, 75 kms. via Kalyan. 
[can be visited from Thane, Kalyan, Mumbai] 

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