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Residential Village(Mumbai metropolitan region)
Dombivli railway station - Platformboard
Dombivli railway station - Platformboard
Dombivli is located in Maharashtra
Location of Dombivli in Maharashtra
Coordinates: 19°13′06″N 73°05′12″E / 19.218433°N 73.086718°E / 19.218433; 73.086718Coordinates: 19°13′06″N 73°05′12″E / 19.218433°N 73.086718°E / 19.218433; 73.086718
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Thane
Taluka Kalyan
 • Type Municipal Corporation
 • Body Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation
 • Deputy Mayor Vikram Tare (BJP)
 • Municipal Commissioner P. Velrasu , (IAS)
 • MLA Subhash Bhoir (Shivsena), Ravindra Chavan (BJP) Narendra Pawar (BJP) Ganpat Gaikwad (Independent - BJP Supporter)
Elevation 13.534 m (44.403 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,246,381 (with Kalyan)
Demonym(s) Dombivlikar
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 421 201 to 421 206
Telephone code 0251
Vehicle registration MH-05 [Kalyan Metro]

Dombivli is a city in the Thane District of Maharashtra state in Konkan division, located about 48 km from Mumbai CST and is a part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). The population of the Kalyan-Dombivli City at the 2011 census counted to 1,246,381 (52% males and 48% females). It is part of Kalyan-Dombivli and falls under Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation.

Geography of Dombivli[edit]

Dombivli is located at 19°13′06″N 73°05′12″E / 19.218433°N 73.086718°E / 19.218433; 73.086718. It has an average elevation of 13.534 metres (44.403 feet). The land here is rough and rocky by nature.The climate is warm and humid.

Dombivli is served by Mumbai Suburban railway network, i.e. it lies on the main line of the central section of Mumbai suburban railway network.Built in 1886, it is one of the busiest stations on the Central line and witnesses a footfall of more than 3 lakh commuters daily.[1] Though none of the long journey express trains halt here, it is well connected to Mumbai and Navi Mumbai through Thane. Dombivli is the busiest railway station on the central line in Mumbai suburban railway network. Though during rush hours the station is an unacceptably over crowded affair.[2]


Dombivli's history dates back to the medieval period and no major archaeological evidences of her early habitation have been found.The earliest inhabitant known was addalal. Dombivli was first documented in the year 1075 by King Harpal Dev on stone inscriptions, situated at Mahul village near the Turbhe port. However, the stone writings in Dombivli referring to its existence during the years 1396-97 confirms the fact.

The Portuguese stationed themselves at several places when they came to Dombivli. Existence of Dombivli can also be traced back approximately in the year 1730 during the Peshwa rule. In the 19th century, farmers cultivated paddy and sold it in the areas from Kalyan to Mumbai.

Dombivli is surrounded by the ruins from the following villages.

Chole village, Thakurli (E) Ayre village towards East, Patharli village towards South, and Thakurli East towards North. Dombivli witnessed the residence of many remarkable people incl. late Shri. Manohar Govind Mokashi, a freedom fighter, and the founder member of "Rashtriya Shikshan Sanstha" and chief promoter of Dombivli Nagari Sahakari Bank Ltd..

Unclear of how the city got her name, some historians believe that the stringent caste system, then prevailing in India gave Dombivli her identity. During the 14th century, Thakurs lived in an area called “Thakurli” today, whereas “Patharwats” lived in today's “Patharli”. Lower caste people or “Dombas” (performed the last Hindu rites of cremating the dead) lived in “Dombivli”. Since “Dombas” was amongst such sub castes so it is believed that the presence of these settlers at the place gave this town its present-day name “Dombivli”.

The Khidkaleshwar Temple located at Shil-phata Road, dating back to 17th Century AD, dedicated to Lord Shiva was built by the Pandavas during their Aranyavasam. The shrine is surrounded by the Khidkali Lake and the localites feed bread to tortoises and fishes breeding in this lake. Temple Trustee of the Khidkaleshwar Temple organizes fairs on the eve of MahaShivratri which attracts devotees from far off places.

"Shree Ganesh Temple" is situated in Dombivli east, in between Dombivli-Thakurli railway station. People believe it as "Gram Daivat" of Dombivli city. In the festival of Diwali & Gudipadwa people visited there with lot of trust and reverence. Dombivli city is a pioneer of "Gudipadwa Shobha yatra" all religion's people involved in this yatra, its a pride of Dombivli. This Shobha yatra starts in many different areas of the city and it ends at Shree Ganesh Temple. The shobha yatra tradition is founded by Shri Aabasaheb Patwari.

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]


Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation


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