GANESHPURI, THANE

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Location : 75-km From Mumbai In Akloli District, Maharashtra
Houses An Ashram: Shri Gurudev Ashram Or Gurudev Siddha Peet
Residence Of: Swami Nityanand Maharaj


Ganeshpuri is a small township about seventy-five kilometres from Mumbai in Akloli District, near Thane, which houses the ashram of Swami Nityanand Maharaj. It is located on the banks of the Tansa. Swami Nityananda founded Shri Gurudev Ashram or Gurudev Siddha Peet in 1949 where he had three rooms built for his disciple, Swami Muktananda. Swami Muktananda named it Shree Gurudegv Ashram in memory of his guru who attained Mahasamadhi in August 1961.

Before the emergence of this ashram Ganeshpuri was famous for hot-water springs. A number of hot-water springs could be noticed in the bed of the Tansa and surrounding area.

Other Attractions

In front of the temple dedicated to Shri Bhimeshwar, there are four kundas, which according to the local tradition are said to have been built for 800 years ago. Water collected in one of the kundas flows to the second, from there to third and subsequently to fourth from where it flows to into the river.

HOW TO GET THERE

The nearest airport is at Mumbai . The nearest railway station is on Vasai Road (29-km) on Western railway and 3-km away is Vajreshwari. Tourists can access this place by road, state transport ply buses regularly from Thane.

WHERE TO STAY

For accommodation hotels are available at Thane.



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