Siddhivinayak Temple mumbai
Shree Siddhivinayak Temple mumbai -
सिद्धिविनायक मंदिर मुंबई
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.
The original temple was a modest 3.6 sq.m. brick structure which was then renovated into a building due to the generous donation by a rich Agri woman named Deubai Patil.
The playground that you see near the Siddhivinayak complex was formed by filling up a 19th century lake facing the eastern and southern side of the temple. The complex also once housed a living colony for its caretakers.
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.
The Siddhivinayak Ganesha idol is quite unique and unusual as it was carved out of a single black stone and has Ganesha’s trunk to the right instead of left.
The symbol of Shree Siddhivinayak was cut out of a solitary dark stone and is 2'6" (750mm) high and 2' (600mm) wide with the storage compartment on the privilege. This is somewhat uncommon appearance of Lord Ganesh. The upper right and left hands hold a lotus and a hatchet individually while the lower right and left hands hold a rosary (japmala) and bowl brimming with "Modak" separately. As it looks like the hallowed string, a snake shows up on the left shoulder to right side midsection. On the brow of divinity is an eye, which practically resembles the third eye of Lord Shiva. On both sides of the Lord Ganesh icon, are put one symbol each of Riddhi and Siddhi goddesses who are seeming like peeping out of the Ganesh icon from behind. In view of these two divinities alongside Lord Ganesh, this temple is known as the Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple. These goddesses mean sacredness, achievement, riches and success.
Around 125 years back, Shri Akkalkot Swami Samarth's incredible supporter, Late Ramakrishna Jambhekar Maharaj, who was likewise impassioned aficionado of Lord Ganesh and Gayatri Mantra was honored with Assyssinian ( Siddhi ). One day Swami Samarth requested that Shri Jambhekar bring divine icons. Out of the icons, aside from two symbols, Swami Samarth advised to cover in the front yard of the place of Swami Samarth's another supporter Shri Cholappa, where Swami Samarth used to briefly live. Shri Jambhekar was likewise advised to inhume staying two symbols before Lord Ganesh that he normally revered. Amid his participation with Swami Samarth, Shri Jambhekar anticipated that a Mandaar tree would develop on the place following 21 years, Swayambhu ( Swayambhu ) Ganesh would show up on the sacrosanct place. From that forward individuals' commitment would develop in jumps and past.
Following couple of years, Jambhekar Maharaj whose Math is close ocean shore at Dadar, Mumbai, asked Late Priest Govind Chintaman Phatak to take care of, perform consistent religious pooja and so forth of Shree Siddhivinayak Temple. The antecedent of Priest Phatak, there was Late Namdev Kelkar performing minister wood work in the temple.
From the accessible data and records, the place where there is the temple complex was around 2550 sq.mtrs. There was a lake towards eastern and southern side of temple admeasuring approx. 30 x 40 sq.mtrs. This lake was worked by Nardulla in mid nineteenth century, to beat the shortage of the water, confronted by the range. The lake was, later on, topped off, and now it is play area and a piece of Kakasaheb Gadgil Marg.
There was likewise a rest house, looked for of Dharmashala and a couple of wonderful 3.6 in high, stone brick work "Deepmalas". There was likewise an abode unit for the proprietor of this complex. In the prior days when there were very few structures of private and business sort in its neighborhood range. The fans in huge numbers began going by the temple simply after 1952 and the long standing Q's were seen in 1965 onwards.
Since the proprietor had partitioned the first plot and subleased it to various gatherings and actually the space accessible around this old temple diminished and turned out to be very little. After 1975, the quantity of lovers going to the temple began developing by genuine feeling of Geometrical Progression. It got to be distinctly hard to enter the temple or even to have "Darshan" of Lord Ganesh, the fans were discovering it very troublesome to enter through the two little entryways
Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 5.30 AM - 10.00 PM , Saturday: 5.30 AM - 10.00 PM , Sunday: 5.30 AM - 10.00 PM , Public Holidays: 5.30 AM - 10.00 PM
How to Reach Siddhivinayak Temple mumbai
Shri Siddhivinayak Temple is just 60 to 90 minutes drive away from the Domestic or International Airport, depending on the traffic scenario. It is on the way to South Mumbai's business district. After entering the city at Bandra, one must go towards Worli. Then the road will take you through Mahim, Shivaji Park, Dadar Portuguese Church onto Prabhadevi and that is the place where the Temple is located. If you take some other direction, you have to drive down from Tardeo or Kemps Corner towards Prabhadevi passing by Haji Ali, Shivsagar Estate, Worli Naka and Century Bazar. Most locals and taxi drivers can help you with the location of this very renowned Temple and getting directions is usually not an issue.
Dadar is the nearest railway station on both Western and Central Surburban Railway. From Dadar railway station it is a 10 minutes ride by car or taxi and most of the taxi drivers know the route to the temple. For those tourists who are willing to take the bus, there are several bus routes which pass by the Temple and it is a ride of about 15 minutes. The Temple can be also reached from the Western Suburban Railway stations of Lower Parel, Elephinston Road and Mahalaxmi.
- Santacruz Domestic Airport 12
- Sahar International Airport 16
- Churchgate Station 6
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Mumbai VT) 5.3
- Dadar Station 1.4