Siddhivinayak Temple Quick Facts

PlaceMumbai, Maharashtra (India)
Built in1801
Built byVithu and Deubai Patil
TypeTemple
GodGanesh (Siddhivinayak)

Siddhivinayak Temple Overview

One of the most revered Temples in the country dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Shri Siddhivinayak Temple is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra. The idols of Ganesh ji whose trunk is turned to the right are attached to the Siddhapeeth and their temples are called Siddhivinayak temples. Every year people from all religions and castes from all over the world come to this temple to visit Lord Ganapati.

Siddhivinayak Temple History

According to Government documents, this Temple was built on 19 November 1801. When this temple was built by Lakshman Vithu and Deubai Patil, it was quite small, but this temple has been rebuilt several times in the last two decades.

In the year 1991, the Maharashtra Government had also provided 20,000 square feet of land for the grand construction of this temple. At present, there are five buildings in this temple, in which apart from Pravachan Graha, Ganesh Museum and Ganesh Vipeeth, a hospital has also been built on the second floor, where patients are treated free of cost.

Siddhivinayak Temple Interesting Facts

  1. Inside this temple the idol of Siddhivinayak form of Lord Ganesha has been established in a small pavilion. The ashtavinayaka (eight manifestations of Ganesha) are depicted on the wooden doors of the sanctum sanctorum, full of subtle craftsmanship. While the inner ceiling is decorated with gold lining.
  2. The width of the Ashtabhuji sanctum is about 10 feet and the height is 13 feet.
  3. The Idol of Lord Ganesha in the sanctum holds a lotus in the upper right hand and ankush in the left hand and a garland of pearls in the lower right hand and a bowl filled with modaks (laddoos) in the left hand.
  4. The Idols of Lord Ganesha, his two wives Riddhi and Siddhi are also present.
  5. Like the father Lord Shiva, there is a third eye (eye) and a snake is wrapped around the neck at the place of necklace.
  6. There is a Kitchen on the second floor of this temple, from where a lift comes directly to the sanctum. The prasad and laddus made for Ganapati are brought by the priests on this route.
  7. Arrangements have been made for the priests to stay here on the upper floor of the Siddhivinayak temple.
  8. A large number of devotees visit this temple every day, but on Tuesdays a large number of devotees reach here. Due to which the devotees get an opportunity to have darshan of Lord Ganesha only after standing in the queue for four to five hours.
  9. Every year Ganpati Puja Festival is celebrated here from Bhadrapada Chaturthi to Anant Chaturdashi with a special ceremony. A large number of devotees reach this temple during Angaraki and Sankashti Chaturthi.
  10. Lord Ganapati is worshiped first in Hinduism, it is believed that before doing any new work, worshiping him is mandatory. This is the reason why the country's celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Mukesh Ambani, Virat Kohli, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone etc. visit this temple frequently to pay obeisance to Lord Ganesha.
  11. There is a narrow lane near this temple which is known as 'Phool Gali'. There are a large number of shops selling worship materials (tulsi garland, coconut, sweets).
  12. Located in Mumbai, this temple is the second richest temple in Maharashtra with an annual income of Rs 46 crores.
  13. About Rs 125 crore of this temple is collected in fixed deposits.
  14. Every year the temple receives donations ranging from around 100 million (US$5 million) to 150 million (US$2.2 million), making it the richest temple trust in the city of Mumbai.

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