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Municipal Council
Ambarnath is located in Maharashtra
Location of Ambernath in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°12′32″N 73°11′10″E / 19.209°N 73.186°E / 19.209; 73.186Coordinates: 19°12′32″N 73°11′10″E / 19.209°N 73.186°E / 19.209; 73.186
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Thane
 • नगराध्यक्षा प्रज्ञा बनसोडे
 • Total 38 km2 (15 sq mi)
Elevation 35 m (115 ft)
Demonym(s) Ambarnathkar
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 421501
Telephone code 0251
Vehicle registration MH-05
Lok Sabha constituency Kalyan खासदार श्रीकांत शिंदे
Vidhan Sabha constituency आमदार बालाजी किणीकर Ambernath
Mata Mandir at Ambarnath

Ambarnath more often spelt as Ambernath is a municipal council in indian state of Maharashtra which is also a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.[1] Ambernath comes under the Thane district of Maharashtra.


Ambarnath is part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). The name Ambarnath literally means Sky-Lord. Ambarnath is the site of a old temple (Shiva Temple) dedicated to Lord Shiva, dating back, to 1060 AD.[2] The temple is carved out of stone in Hemadpanthi architectural style of construction. Ambarnath lies on Mumbai to Pune railway route. Most people rely on the railway link to commute to Mumbai for work. Like all Mumbai suburbs Ambarnath is divided into Ambarnath East and Ambarnath West by the railway. Ambarnath west is in an industrial zone and is home to hundreds of small and large chemical factories. An Ordnance Factory of the Ordnance Factories Board has been established by the Government of India which is one of the reasons for Ambarnath developing into a residential neighbourhood. A large manufacturing facility of WIMCO, India's largest manufacturer of safety matchsticks, is also located in Ambarnath on the Kalyan-Badlapur Road.[3] Ambarnath is also famous for it's Shiva temple ,which is located in Ambarnath East.

Suryodaya Housing Society of Ambernath east is one of the richest housing societies in Thane district and has 101.6 acres of land in its possession.[4]


Merwyn Fernandes, a former Indian hockey player, played for the famous Indian Airlines hockey team in the 1970s.[citation needed] He represented India in 1980, 1984 and the 1988 Summer Olympics. He was part of the Indian hockey team that won the gold medal Summer Olympics at Moscow. He also received the Arjuna award.[5]

Previous and sitting MLAs from Ambernath Assembly Constituency[edit]

Year MLAs Name Category Party Sex Votes
1978 Patil Jagannath Shivram GEN Janata Party (JNP) M 33087
1980 Patil Nakul Pundalik GEN INC(I) M 31365
1985 Patil Nakul Pundalik GEN Indian National Congress (INC) M 37037
1990 Shabir Shaikh GEN Shiv Sena (SHS) M 71322
1995 Shabir Shaikh GEN Shiv Sena (SHS) M 119283
1999 Shabir Shaikh GEN Shiv Sena (SHS) M 64674
2004 Kathore Kisan Shankar GEN Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) M 114675
2009 Dr. Balaji Kinikar (SC) Shiv Sena (SHS) M 50470
2014 Dr. Balaji Kinikar (SC) Shiv Sena (SHS) M 47000


The Shiv Mandir of Ambarnath is also called the Ambreshwar Shiva Temple. Built in 1060 AD, It is situated 2 km away from Ambarnath (East) railway station in Maharastra, India. It is said that Shilahara king Chhittaraja constructed it, his son Mummuni rebuilt it. The temple is on the bank of Vadavan (Waldhuni) river. The temple is Hemadpanthi-styled.