Siddhivinayak Temple Mumbai

Reckoned as the most famous, and wealthiest temple in India, Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir at Prabhadevi (Mumbai) was originally built by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil on 19 November 1801. The temple is famous for its unusual image of Lord Ganesha that resides in the innermost wooden sanctum of the temple. The temple’s idol of Shree Siddhivinayak is carved out of a black stone with a trunk on the right. On the forehead of the deity, there is an eye, which looks exactly like the third eye of Lord Shiva. Flanking the deity on both sides are Riddhi & Siddhi, goddesses signifying sanctity, fulfillment, prosperity and riches. And it is because of these deities, the temple is called the Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple.

History of the Temple

Since its inception, Siddhivinayak Temple has gone through many transformations. According to the mythological records, the original structure of the temple was constructed on 19 November 1801 by Laxman Vithu Patil. A childless woman, she wanted to build a temple so that god can grant children to barren women. The original structure of the temple was a small 3.6 m x 3.6 m square brick structure with a dome-shaped brick shikhara. Currently, the temple is a five storied building.

Impressive Framework of the Temple

Along with its mythological significance, the temple is equally unique for its architecture like its wooden doors to the sanctum, which are carved with the images of the Ashtavinayak (the eight manifestations of Ganesha in Maharashtra). The innermost sanctum, the resting place of the god, is plated with gold. Additionally, the temple complex is spread over five floors. The fourth floor has a library and reading room. While on the fifth floor, there is a dining area and kitchen. Also, there is dedicated enclosure inside the temple for Lord Hanuman, where one can see a statue was unearthed during a road construction project in 1952. Everyday, an 'aarti' of the goddess is performed twice a day first time in the morning just before the sunrise and second time in the evening immediately after the sunset.

Whether it's to seek blessings of god or to thank him, people from all the corners of India throng to Siddhivinayak temple. To witness the temple in its full swing, one should visit here during the festival celebration. With its beautiful decorations, the temple becomes a sight to behold.

Best Time to Visit

Siddhivinayak temple looks at its best during the festival celebrations. During the festivities like Maghi and Bhadrapd Ganeshotsav, Mahashivratri pooja, Angarki Chaturthi pooja, Shri. Ramnavami pooja, Magh Mahotsav, Ganeshotsav, Gudipadwa Celebrations, Navratrotsav, and Kumbhabhishek, special cultural and social activities take place in the temple, which attracts attention of people from all corners of India.

Opening/Closing/Arti Time

Schedule on Wednesday to Monday

  • Kakad Aarti – The early morning prayer - 5:30 AM to 6:00 AM
  • Shree Darshan - morning - 6:00 AM to 12.15 PM
  • Naivedhya - 12:15 PM to 12:30 PM
  • Shree Darshan - 12:30 PM to 7:20 PM
  • Aarti -Evening - The evening Prayer - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Shree Darshan - 8:00 PM to 9:50 PM
  • Shejaarti - The last Aarti of the day - 09:50 PM
  • The Temple is fully closed till next morning after 'Shejaarti’
Siddhivinayak Temple Mumbai Maharastra

Schedule on Tuesday

  • Shree Darshan – early morning - 3:15 AM to 4:45 AM
  • Kakad Aarti – The early morning prayer - 5:00 AM to 5:30 AM
  • Shree Darshan - morning - 5:30 AM to 12.15 PM
  • Naivedhya - 12:15 PM to 12:30 PM
  • Shree Darshan – afternoon - 12:30 PM to 8:45 PM
  • Shejaarti - The last Aarti of the day - 9.:30 PM
  • The Temple is fully closed till next morning after 'Shejaarti’

Address

S.K.Bole Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400028

How to Reach

With such good transportation system, finding a bus or cab in Mumbai is never a problem. From any part of the city, transportation in the form of cab or taxis are easily available.

Nearby Attractions

Siddhivinayak temple is located quite close to some of the finest attractions of Mumbai such as :

  • Shivaji Park
  • Dadar Market
  • Haji Ali Dargah
  • Gateway of India
  • Girgaum Chowpatty
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Mahalakshmi Temple
  • Jehangir Art Gallery
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