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Shahad is located in Maharashtra
Coordinates: 19°14′38″N 73°09′59″E / 19.24389°N 73.16639°E / 19.24389; 73.16639Coordinates: 19°14′38″N 73°09′59″E / 19.24389°N 73.16639°E / 19.24389; 73.16639
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Thane
Elevation 1,461 m (4,793 ft)
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
For other meanings, see Shahada (disambiguation).
Distinguish from Shahada town in the Nandurbar district in Maharashtra state.

Shahad is a town in Thane district in Maharashtra state in India. It is located 60 km from Mumbai.[1]

The term "Shahad" is derived from Urdu word "Shah Had" "Shah" related to Mughals and "Had" means Border, it means Border of Shah's. Kalyan was developed under Mughal empire. In Kalyan you can find mosoleum of many caretakers of Kalyan deployed by Mughals. Once "Shahad" comprised a large area which included "Mothe Shahad" (Birla college & Milind nagar) "Shahad Gaothan Koliwada" (Birla Madir) "Dhakate shahad" "Shahad" is home to communities of fishing colonies which are known as "Shahad Koliwada"

Shahad is home to large industrial complexes, such as the one owned by Century Rayon which was built by the Birla family. This area typically classified as a "developing area." Shahad is located close to Kalyan, Vithalwadi, Ulhasnagar, Mohone, Ambivli, Titwala, Vasind and Murbad. Waldhuni River flows through shahad.

NH222 Mumbai-Nanded-Adlilabad flies over Shahad Railway Station. Shahad Railway Station splits Shahad into two - a) Shahad East, which belongs to Ulhasnagaer Municipal Corporation (Ulhasnagar Sector 1) and Shahad West, which belongs to Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation. .

There is a large market of "marble" in shahad west area. Hotel "sapna", "Balaji lodging and Boarding", 'Patidar Bhavan" marriage Hall and "Patel low price super market" are the famous one in shahad west area. Now many residential complexes are being building up in west area. Birla college is also near from shahad railway station

In June 2005 a severe flood occurred in this area.

Reaching Shahad[edit]

Shahad railway station is on the Central Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. You can also reach Shahad from Kalyan station via autorickshaw. Shahad is developing very fast from being a village to urban town. Century Colony,Tirupati Ashish Co. Hsg. Soc., Camps Corner, Sweet Vaishali Hsg. Society, Shri Krishna Hsg. Society and Happy Home Hsg. Society Ltd in Shahad ( West) are the best residential societies in Shahad.

Birla Mandir located in Shahad is known to attract tourists from all over Mumbai. Portions of famous films such as Suhaag, Prem granth, Tere Naam were shot in this temple. "Dhakate Shahad" also has temple of god "Hanuman". It host the most famous Gita Parayan week in December, where lakhs of devotee come to hear the "kirtan" performed by very respected and famous kirtankars from alandi, pandharpur and various parts of maahrashtra. GOAL MAIDAN on the east side of sahad station (comes under ulhasnagar-1) is another popular area.Surya Gas Agency, Kala Palace and Dunichand kalani college of B.ed D.ed are famous spots near shahad railway station.