Ambarnath (or Ambernath, Marathi: ) is a city and a municipal council in Thane district in the state of Maharashtra, India. The name Ambarnath literally means Lord of the sky. Ambarnath is the site of a very old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, dating back, to 10th century. It is a beautiful temple carved out of stone in Hemad style 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 east Ambarnath and west Ambarnath by railway. Ambarnath west is in an industrial zone and is home to hundreds of small and large chemical factories. An Ordnance Factory has been established by the government, which is one of the reasons for Ambernath developing into a residential neighbourhood. It is of a metropolitan nature like Mumbai that houses people from different origins & places from across India. A large manufacturing facility of WIMCO,India's largest manufacturers of safety matchsticks, is also located in Ambarnath on the Kalyan-Badlapur Road.