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Tungareshwar Lord Shiva Temple, Vasai - Mumbai

An ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at Tungareshwar – deep inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park at Vasai, Mumbai, Maharashtra – is visited by more that 200,000 devotees during Mahashivratri – now anglicized as the ‘The Night of Shiva.’ 

The devotees also visit the caves at Kanheri in the national park. The caves part of the World Heritage Site of UNESCO was occupied by Buddhist monks from 2nd century AD.

From the base of Tungareshwar, there is a three kilometer hike to reach the 100-year-old temple. The walk passes through two streams. There is pond in the premise of the temple.

Lord Shiva is worshiped here in the form a Shivling. Nandi is seen facing the Shivling.

The subsidiary deities worshiped in the temple are Ganesha and Khodiyar Mata.

The temple attracts maximum crowd during Shivratri, Mondays in Shravan month, Tripurai Purnima and during Vaikunta Chaturdasi.

Nearest Railway Station is Vasai Road Railway Station.