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Titwala is a small town near Kalyan in Maharashtra, India. It is the site of a venerated temple of Ganesha, and also the putative site of the hermitage where Shakuntala was born.

The Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple at Titwala is a popular temple. Lakhs of pilgrims flood here on 'Angarika Chaturthi' a holy day in Hindu culture. Tuesday, the day of Ganesha, attracts a fair number of 'Bhakt', worshippers, to the Temple.

Titwala is also a hill station.

History

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 before the original idol of Ganesha. The original Idol from Mahabharat period vanished, while constructing lake.

Peshwa Saradar Ramchandra Mehendale got the present idol. The Madhavrao Peshwe consecrated the present day idol.

Belief If Mahaganapati is worshipped regularly, marriages of desired people can be fixed easily. If prayed to sincerely, conflicts between husband & wife can be ended. Those who desire a son, will get one.

Travel

Titwala is the third railway station from Kalyan on the Central Line. It can be reached by suburban rail.

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