Temple History and Temple Legend
During 810-1240 AD, Thane region was ruled by Silhara dynasty. They were ardent followers of Lord Shiva, and hence they constructed the Kopineshwar Temple during their regime. Originally, Kopineshwar Temple was created under water in honour of Lord Kopineshwar. In 1760, Sarsubhedar Ramaji Mahadeo Bivalkar renovated the temple. In 1879, the temple was again rebuilt by the Hindu community. Since then, many developments have taken place in the temple premises. The hall in front of the sanctum was restored in 1879 by raising donations. It was later again renovated in 1996. Earlier, the temple was located on the banks of the lake Masunda but currently it is separated by the Shivaji Road.
Festivals and Celebrations
Kopineshwar Temple celebrates the festival of Maha Shivaratri in a grand manner. Apart from Maha Shivratri, the festivals of Holi, Dussehra, Guru Jayanti, Navratri and Diwali are also celebrated with devotion.
How to Reach
By Road: Thane is well connected with all the major towns of Maharashtra by Road. Private vehicles and state - run buses are easily available to reach the temple.
By Train: Thane is the closest railway station (1 km).
By Air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is just 16 km away from the Temple.