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Kalyan City History

Some interesting facts about Kalyan city

  • It is said that Kalyan was created by Parshuram. He named this area as Kalyan as the auspicious beginning of the creation of Aparant region and as the gateway to that region.
  • The names of almost every ancient place in the world have changed over time, but Kalyan has been Kalyan for the last 7,000 years. Puranic period, Satvahana, Kshatrap, Chalukya, Rashtrakuta, Shilahar, Kadamba, Yadav, Mughal, Maratha, English income so many rulers came and went but no one changed the name of Kalyan.
  • Before Mumbai came into existence, the western gateway to India was Kalyan.
  • It is not known who was the first to build the fort Durgadi but it was repaired by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, who erected a statue of Durga Bhavani and erected the first armor in India at Kalyan. Shivaji Maharaj himself lived in Kalyan for 4 months in the area now known as Dudhnaka.
  • The caves and temples of Lonad near Kalyan are etc. C. It is from 5th to 8th century.
  • The Dargah at Malang Gad or Haji Malang has been maintained by a Brahmin family named Ketkar since the Peshwa period.
  • The idol of Lord Ganesha of Titwala was given to her by Dushyant and Shakuntala for worship when she came to the ashram of Kanav Rishi. Later in the course of time she went to the lake. When the wealthy Madharao Peshwa came to rest in this area, he had a vision and took it out and set it up.
  • Construction of Kali Masjid etc. C. Born in 1643. It is built entirely of black stone. There are 5 small square stones in the construction of the mosque. When it is moved, the construction can be folded as it is.
  • Famous Subhedar Wada etc. C. Built in 1769.
  • Seeing Subhedara’s daughter-in-law, “If only Amuchi’s mother would have been so beautiful …” was the sentence that Maharaj uttered from the depths of pride towards Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
  • India’s first show in the form of ‘Magic Lantern’, which can be said to be the initial form of films. Presented by Patwardhan brothers of Kalyan in 1885. His name is ‘Shambrik Kharolika’.
  • The first hotel ‘Anandashram’ in Kalyan was started in 1930. Today’s name is Hotel Pushparaj
  • It is said that Jan. After Rand’s assassination, the Chafekar brothers were in the forest on the hill of Netivali (Home Baba Hill) for a few days.
  • Renowned as the oldest Sarafi firm in Kalyan, it is LD Ghodke Saraf which still carries on the legacy of four generations in Chhatrapati Shivaji Chowk.
  •  Anant Halwai, the oldest famous sweet shop in Kalyan, is also the jewel of Kalyan, which is still preserving the heritage of its ancestors.
  • Kalyan is mentioned in the works of ancient foreign travelers and writers like Periplus, Manuchi Nicolio, Cosmos Indicoplustus, Huen Schwang, Frere, etc.

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