Chakreshwar Mahadev Mandir Nalasopara
About Chakreshwar Mahadev Mandir
Sopara is one of the most historically rich cities of Maharashtra.Situated closely to Mumbai and being the coastal place it is, Sopara was an extremely well-to-do port at the western coastline of the country since the beginning of the first millennium B.C. It continued to be so till as late as 15th century A.D approximately. Several historians have also disregarded this theory but several have accepted it as a fact about Sopara. Since 1882 AD and after the interest of the British government and their archaeological curiosity, the place has been constantly scanned by archaeologists to bring to surface rich findings spread over an area.
The north-west part of Sopara holds another element of its natural beauty called the Chakreshwar lake. The lake and The Chakreshwar Mahadev Temple are distinguished vestiges of a Hindu temple and memorial stones. Historians have still not been able to decipher the exact era of the commissioning or formation of the temple. Something noticeable about the history of the otherwise humble temple is the fact that the temple was once burgled upon, The burglars took a step further and dumped several idols and antiques into the nearly Chakreshwar Lake. The relics of the temple were later recovered from the lake and were established at their rightful place.
By Air: The closest airport is located at Mumbai ( 70kms). The Mumbai Airport is one of the busiest airports in India and is extremely well connected.
By Rail: Nala Sopara is situated at a touching distance to the state capital Mumbai and is hence extremely well connected by local trains.
By Road: One can take the Mumbai local to Virar and take a 30-minute bus drive to NalaSopara. Besides, State buses also make trips to NalaSopara from every other city in Maharashtra.