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Time Required : 30 minutes-1 hour

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Kopineshwar Mandir, Thane Overview

Kopineshwar Mandir located in Thane is amongst the most sacred temples in Maharashtra. It is devoted to the Hindu god Lord Shiva, he is also considered as the patron god of Thane. The temple is situated near the banks of Masunda Lake where the shivling was found.

The temple consists of two entrances, one entrance is located opposite Masunda Lake and the other is inside Jambli Naka Market. At the main entrance of the temple, you will be greeted by a huge sculpture of Lord Shiva’s Nandi Bull. The Shivling inside the temple is about 5 feet tall and 5 feet broad, it one of the largest Shivling in Maharashtra.

It is said that the Shivling grows every year and when it touches the roof of the temple pralay, end of the world, will take place. Hundreds of devotees visit the temple every year during Mahashivratri. The temple also consists of shrines dedicated to various Hindu deities like Brahma, Hanuman, Garuda, and Kali.

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History of Kopineshwar Mandir

Originally the temple was built by the Shilahara Dynasty who ruled during 810-1240 AD. It was renovated in 1760 by Sarsubedar Ramaji Mahadeo Bivalkar. Kopineshwar Mandir was again renovated in 1879 by the Hindus Community. Since then the temple has gone under several renovations.

Places to Visit Nearby

Tourists visiting Thane will have plenty of opportunities for sightseeing. Tourists can visit Upvan lake it is located at a distance of 5.1 km from Kopineshwar Mandir. It is also regarded as “lover’s paradise” the lake is surrounded by the scenic view of Yeoor Hills. Masunda Lake is situated at a walking distance of 500 m from Kopineshwar Mandir and takes 3 minutes to reach there. The lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Maharashtra. Recreational activities like boating can be done at this lake.

How To Reach Kopineshwar Mandir

Thane being in India’s biggest metropolitan city has a very well versed transport system. Kopineshwar Mandir is located at a distance of 0.8 km from the Thane Junction. Buses, rickshaws and taxis are available from the railway station to the mandir. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is situated at a distance of 16 km from the temple. The nearest bus stop near Kopineshwar Mandir is Talav Pali bus stop located at a distance of 450 m. Private cabs are available in case of unavailability of public transport.

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