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Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh. It is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra.It was originally built by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil on 19 November 1801.It is one of the richest temples in Mumbai.

History

It was Constructed on 19 November 1801, the original structure of the Siddhivinayak Temple was a small 3.6 m x 3.6 m square brick structure with a dome-shaped brick shikhara. The temple was built by the contractor Laxman Vithu Patil. The building was funded by a rich Agri woman named Deubai Patil. Childless, Deaubai built the temple so that the Lord should grant children to other barren women. Ramakrishna Jambhekar Maharaj, a disciple of the Hindu saint Akkalkot Swami Samarth, buried two divine idols in the front of the presiding deity of the temple on the orders on his guru. As prophesied by Swami Samarth, after 21 years after the burial of the icons, a mandar tree grew at that spot with a svayambhu Ganesha in its branches. The 2550 temple complex had two 3.6 m Deepamalas, a rest house and living quarters for the caretaker. It had an adjoining lake 30 x 40 sq. m. in size on the eastern and southern side of the temple.

The lake, dug by Nardulla in the early 19th century to counter the scarcity of water, was filled up in the later years and the land is now not part of the temple complex. Around 1952, a small Hanuman shrine was built in the temple complex for the Hanuman icon that was found during the road extension project of Sayani Road near Elphinstone Road. In the 1950s and 60s, the fame of the temple spread and a significant number of devotees began visiting. However, in the same period, the owner of the plot sold some of the temple lands, reducing the complex area. After 1975, the number of devotees increased dramatically.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Long distance buses depart from Mumbai Central S.T. bus depot to several towns and cities. MTDC also operates a number of bus services throughout the year to many scenic spots and tourist centers. The city is linked by a network of National and State highways. Local Transportation : Inside Mumbai, you may avail any of the various means of local transport like the taxis, local trains or buses.

The Mumbai Central and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus are the two railway stations at Mumbai that connect it to the rest of the country.

By Air

Mumbai has an international and a domestic airport, they are the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (formerly known as Sahar Airport) and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Domestic Airport (formerly known as Santa Cruz Airport). Both these airports are situated at a distance of 4 km from each other. They have located approximately 30 km and 26 km away from the heart of the city - Nariman Point - in south Mumbai.

Sculpture

The temple has a small mandap with the shrine for Siddhi Vinayak . The wooden doors to the sanctum are carved with images of the Ashtavinayak . The inner roof of the sanctum is plated with gold, and the central statue is of Ganesha. In the periphery, there is a Hanuman temple as well.

Map

Siddhivinayak Temple Mumbai

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Timings and Events
Timings

5:30 AM to 10 PM

Events

Vinayaki Chaturthi

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