Unclear of how the city got her name, some historians believe that the stringent caste system, then prevailing in India gave Dombivli her identity.During the 14th century, Thakurs lived in an area called “Thakurli” today, whereas “Patharwats” lived in today's “Patharli”.
This Shobha yatra starts in many different areas of the city and it ends at Shree Ganesh Temple.
The Konkan Division, one of the total six divisions of Maharashtra State, overlooks the entire administration of the region.
Konkan Division comprises total seven districts, viz.
The Ganesha Temple located at Phadke Road, Dombivili (East) is a local attraction during Diwali and other holidays such as Gudi Padwa and Makar Sankrant.
Often local politicians organize Rangoli-making, singing and dancing competitions.
Mumbai Metropolitan Region comprises four districts namely Mumbai City (complete), Mumbai Suburban (complete), Thane (complete), Palghar(partial) and Raigad (partial).
Mumbai conurbation comprises the metropolitan city of Mumbai (City, Suburban and Navi Mumbai) along with seven urban areas namely Thane, Mira-Bhayander, Kalyan-Dombivli, Ulhasnagar, Vasai-Virar and Bhiwandi-Nizampur.
The Khidkaleshwar Temple located at Shil-phata Road, dating back to 17th Century AD, dedicated to Lord Shiva was built by the Pandavas during their Aranyavasam.
The shrine is surrounded by the Khidkali Lake and the localites feed bread to tortoises and fishes breeding in this lake.
Several youngsters register their presence by participating in these events or simply visit the Ganesha temple and stroll at Phadke Road to meet and greet their friends.
Based on this city, Dombivali Fast is a critically acclaimed Marathi film directed by Nishikanth Kamat.
The city has three railway stations under her direct jurisdiction: Dombivli, Thakurli, Kopar, and upper Kopar railway station (on Diva-Bhiwandi-Vasai and Panvel-Dahanu-Boisar lines).