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HOMEHINDU TEMPLEABOUT SIDDHIVINAYAK TEMPLE

ABOUT SIDDHIVINAYAK TEMPLE

Shree Siddhivinayak Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh. It is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Siddhivinayak is acknowledged as “Navasacha Ganapati” or “Navasala Pavanara Ganapati” (‘Ganapati bestows whenever humbly genuinely prayed a wish’ in Marathi) among devotees.

Ramakrishna Jambhekar Maharaj, an admirer of the Hindu saint Akkalkot swami Samarth, buried 2 divine idols in the front of the presiding divinity of the temple on the orders on his guru.

As prophesied by swami Samarth, aftertwenty one years when the burial of the icons, a mandar tree grew at that spot with a svayambhu Ganesha in its branches.

Originally built in 1801, the present-day building complex is a result of the renovations which were completed in 1993. While this temple gains most of its popularity from the vast amount of gold which covers the throne of the idol, there are several other facets of this building that attract visitors.

It was created on 19 November 1901, the first structure of the Siddhivinayak Temple was atiny low3.6 m x 3.6 m sq. brick structure with a dome-shaped brick shikhara.

The temple was engineered by the contractor Laxman Vithu Patil. . The 2550 temple complex had 23.6 m Deepamalas, a rest house and lodging for the caretaker.

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It had anneighboring lake 30 x 40 sq. m. in size on the eastern and southern aspect of the temple. The lake, dug by Nardulla in the early nineteenth century to counter the insufficiency of water, was stuffed up in the later years and also the land is now nota part of the temple complex.

Around 1952, a tiny low Hanuman shrine was built in the temple complex for the Hanuman icon that was found throughout the road extension project of Sayani Road close to Elphinstone Road.

There are separate entry gates to the shrine, depending on whether you wish to enter the inner sanctum (the gabhara) or exit with a quick view of the deity from afar. Differently abled devotees, mothers carrying infants and senior citizens have a smaller queue inside.

Quick Facts

  • Shree Siddhivinayak Temple Mumbai Address: S.K.Bole Marg, Prabhadevi, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400028, India
  • Affiliation: Hindu
  • Diety: Ganesh
  • Siddhivinayak Temple Timings : 05:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Time Required for darshan : 1 – 2 hours
  • Entry Fee : No entry fee
  • Dress Code: Not specified
  • Photography: Not Allowed

Kindly Note: Cameras are not permitted inside the temple, nor are laptops. If you carry either of these with you, you can book a security locker at the premise for only INR 10 for cameras and INR 50 for laptops. You can carry your mobile phone with you, but ensure you keep it on silent and do not take pictures.

SIDDHIVINAYAK TEMPLE POOJA TIMINGS

Wednesday to Monday
Kakad Aarti – The early morning prayer: at 5.30 a.m. to 6.00 a.m.
Shree Darshan – morning at 6.00 a.m. to afternoon 12.15 p.m.
Naivedhya – afternoon at 12.15 p.m. to afternoon 12.30 p.m.
Shree Darshan – afternoon at 12.30 p.m. to evening 7.20 p.m.
Aarti -Evening – The evening Prayer : 7.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m
Shree Darshan – at 8.00 p.m. to 9.50 p.m
Shejaarti – The last Aarti of the day before bedtime : night 9.50 p. m. (The temple doors remain closed after shejaarti)
The Temple is fully closed till next morning after ‘Shejaarti.

Timings on Tuesdays
Shree Darshan – The early morning darshan: 3.15 a.m. to 4.45 a.m.
Kakad Aarti – The early morning prayer: 5.00 a.m. to 5.30 a.m.
Shree Darshan – morning at 5.30 a. m. to afternoon 12.15 p.m.
Naivedhya – afternoon at 12.15 p.m. to afternoon 12.30 p.m.
Shree Darshan – afternoon at 12.30 p.m. to night 8.45 p.m.
Aarti – Night Prayer :Night at 9.30 p.m. to night 10.00 p.m.
Shejaarti – The last Aarti of the day before bedtime : midnight 12.00 (The temple doors remain closed after shejaarti)
Temple door are close For Ganesh Pooje, Aarti at night 8.45 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. by that time Ganesha Darshan will be posible from a far distance.
SOURCE: https://www.siddhivinayak.org/temple-schedule/

Astonishing Facts About Siddhivinayak Temple

Image: Siddhivinayak temple Facebook page
  1. The Ganesha idol is only 2 feet wide and 2 feet 6 inches tall, even though the temple is 6-floors high.
  2. This is a rare Ganesha which has its trunk on the right, unlike most other idols which have the trunk to the left.
  3. Shree Siddhivinayak temple is one of the richest temples in the country with huge amounts of donations, in the range of Rs 100 million to 150 million a year, pouring in from all corners of the world.
  4.  The Hanuman temple in the complex was built in 1952 when a Hanuman idol, unearthed and abandoned during road repairs nearby, was brought over to the Siddhivinayak complex by its then head priest.
  5. If you can’t physically visit the temple, you can do an online darshan through the live telecast on their official website.

How To Reach Siddhivinayak Temple?

By Air

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is situated about 12 km from this place. The nearest Domestic Airport is in Vile Parle East and is about 11.4 kms from Sidhivinayak Temple. From there you can take a taxi to the temple.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is Dadar railway station Mumbai which is about 2.5 km. You can take a taxi or a bus to the temple.

By Road

The closest bus stops for the State-run buses are Shri Siddhivinayak Mandir and Ravindra Natya Mandir. Both the bus stops are at a walking distance from the temple and buses ply every few minutes. You can also take a taxi or travel by your own car .

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Where To Stay?

There are a number of hotels near the temple so one could choose according to your budget.

Average Cost: 2000-10000 INR

Note: We don’t make any guarantees if the above-stated facts are not correctIf you think any information provided by us is wrong then contact us.

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