Waghbil

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Waghbil
town
Waghbil is located in Maharashtra
Waghbil
Waghbil
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°15′11″N 72°58′41″E / 19.253°N 72.978°E / 19.253; 72.978Coordinates: 19°15′11″N 72°58′41″E / 19.253°N 72.978°E / 19.253; 72.978
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Thane
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Waghbil is located outside Thane city, Maharashtra, India, nearly 6 kilometers from Thane railway station. Waghbil has increased in size since 1991.[citation needed] Before that time, Waghbil was considered to be a village but has since been absorbed into Thane district. Waghbil is located about 2 kilometers from Ghodbunder Road highway, the [NH42]. Village is sheltered by Sanjay Gandhi national Park, Thane Creek & covered up with “Aagri Samaj” (आगरी समाज), which is most popular community in Maharashtra. The Hiranandani Estate is one of the adjoining localities to Waghbil. Suraj Water park, the only water park in Thane, is situated on Waghbil Naka. http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=VE9JTS8yMDEwLzA1LzE1I0FyMDYyMDA=&Mode=HTML&Locale=english-skin-custom The famous residential complexes Vijay Nagri, Vijay Nagri Annex and Vasant Leela are situated here.

Fishery and farming of rice are the major occupations of this village. Rice bread, steamed rice with meat and fish is their daily diet. Villagers are also involved under business in building material chain. Under which they are providing creek sand & metal stone to local construction projects.

Villagers celebrate Ganesh Utsav,Gopal Kala, Navratri, Hanuman Jayanti and Ram Navmi and funfairs with lots of fun and devotion.

Mr. Tulshiram Shinge (Senior Social Worker) confirms, Vaishakh Poarnima (वैशाख पोर्णीमा) has first day of Waghbil Fair (जत्रा). On the first day of fair the goddess is worshiped "Mahadu Aai" (महादू आई). Second day of the goddess is worshiped “Mari Aai” (मरी आई). Villagers organize “Kushti Competition” (कुस्ती स्पर्धा)on the third day. On this occasion many people do travel to participate & watch this competition. This funfair ends on Sanakshti Chaturthi (संकष्टी चतुर्थी).

During these 4 days funfair, people in other villages are also invited and there is colorful and pleasant and loving atmosphere. The major food eaten on this day is deliciously cooked mutton, chicken with nicely baked bhakris. Also lots of sweet is sold in funfair of expressing the happiness.

As per Bandhu Gharat (Civilian), local villager was built “Mahadu Aai” temple in a night by for devotion of the goddess. Villagers are also participating every year for “Shirdi pedestrian” (शिर्डी पदयात्रा) after Diwali.

Aaagari Vikas Samajik Sanstha in Waghbil Village :

Aaagari Vikas Samajik Sanstha is an active NGO in Waghbil Village which was formed in the year 2010 by villager of Waghbil for the betterment of local people.

"Thane Aagari Mahotsav , a much-awaited annual event in the social calendar of Thane, has carved out a niche. Thane Aagari Mahotsav is held under the aegis of Aagari Vikas Samajik Sanstha (AVSS). Thane Aagari Mahotsav has enjoyed tremendous success and acclaim since its inception. Every year we have celebrated Thane Aagari Mahotsav with new ideas, themes and growing number of exhibitors and visitors" Sagar Patil