Siddhivinayak Temple

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Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai Overview

The Siddhivinayak Temple in the Prabhadevi area is a revered shrine dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is one of the most significant and frequented temples in Mumbai. This temple was built in the year 1801 by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil. The couple did not have any children of their own and decided to build the Siddhivinayak temple so as to fulfil the wishes of other infertile women. Interestingly, the statue of Lord Ganesha here is believed to be self-manifested and grants wishes.

The Temple has a small sanctum housing the idol of Shri Ganesha, which is about two and a half feet wide and made out of a single piece of black stone. The temple has attained a popular status not only because it is believed that the Ganesha in the temple is especially revered, but also because of its popularity with Film stars and the bigwigs of the industry. It is also the richest temple in Mumbai as it begets INR 100 Million in donations each year from devotees across the world.

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Siddhivinayak Temple History

The story behind the construction of the Siddhivinayak temple is that of faith and belief in the Lord. The building was funded by rich Agri woman named Deubai Patil, who did not have any children of her own. She decided upon building a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha so that he may fulfil the wishes of other childless couples and bless them with children. The construction of the Siddhivinayak temple was completed on 19 November 1801, with the original structure being a square edifice adorned with a dome - shaped spire. Ramakrishna Jambhekar Maharaj who a disciple of the Hindu saint Akkalkot Swami Samarth, buried two idols in front of the present idol upon the instructions of the Swami. As was prophesied by Swami Samarth, a Mandar tree sprouted from the buried idols with the image of Svayambhu Ganesha in its branches after a period of 21 years.

Siddhivinayak Temple Architecture

The imposing structure of Shree Siddhivinayak temple comprises of a primary 'Kalash' which towers to a height of 12 feet, three reaching up to 5 feet and 33 others which stand at a height of 3.5 feet. Thus, 37 gilded domes embellish the main temple complex. The old part of the Siddhivinayak temple has a hall, the main sanctum, a verandah and a water tank as well. The new complex of the temple was built as a part of renovations so as to enhance the magnificence of this shrine. The architect Ar. Shri. Sharad Athale of SK Athale & Associates made a study of the temples in Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu before finalising the design of the temple. After making the necessary arrangements, the construction of the Siddhivinayak temple commenced in the year 1990. The old idol was kept intact whilst a multi angular six - storey structure was built over the gold plated domes. Three main entrances leading up to the interior were constructed and the crown of the temple was redesigned as well. After meticulous work that was spread over a timeframe of three years, the construction gave way to the Siddhivinayak temple as we know it today.

Siddhivinayak Temple Aarti

The worship of the Lord here is a beautiful spectacle to behold. Here is a comprehensive guide which will allow you to plan your visit according to the day, season and festival being celebrated here at Siddhivinayak:-


Wednesday to Monday
Kakad Aarti or morning prayer -  5:30 AM to 6:00 AM
Shree Darshan - 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 or evening prayer rituals - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Shree Darshan - 8:00 PM to 9:50 PM
Shejaarti or last Aarti before the temple closes - 9:50 PM
Tuesday
Shree Darshan - 3:15 AM to 4:45 AM
Kakad Aarti or early morning prayer - 5:00 AM to 5:30 AM
Shree Darshan - 5:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Naivedhya - 12:15 PM to 12:30 PM
Shree Darshan - 12:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Aarti or night prayer - 9:30 p.m. to night 10:00 PM
Shejaarti or last Aarti before the temple closes - 12:30 AM
Vinayaki Chaturthi
Kakad Aarti or early morning prayer - 5:30 AM to 6:00 AM
Shree Darshan - 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM
Abhishekha, Naivedhya and Pooja Aarti - 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM (Devotees are not allowed inside the temple during this time)
Shree Darshan - 1:00 PM to 7:20 PM
Aarti or evening Prayer - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Shree Darshan - 8:00 PM to 9:50 PM
Shejaarti or last Aarti before the temple closes - night 9:50 PM
Sankashti Chaturthi
Shree Darshanor the early morning darshan - 4:30 AM to 4:45 AM
Kakad Aarti or the early morning prayer - 5:00 AM to 5:30 AM
Shree Darshan or the early morning darshan - morning 5:30 AM to 90 minutes Before Moonrise at night
Pooja, Abhishekha, Naivedhya - 90 minutes Before Moonrise ( Devotees are not allowed in the temple during this time)
Aarti or prayer at night - after Moonrise (Pooja after Abhishekha)
Shree Darshan - after Aarti till queue lasts
Shejaarti or the last Aarti before temple closes - after Moonrise 90 minutes Shejaart
Maghi Shree Ganesh Jayanti
Shree Darshan or the early morning darshan - 4:00 AM to 4:45 AM
Kakad Aarti or the early morning prayer - 5:00 AM to 5:30 AM
Shree Darshan or the early morning darshan - 5:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Pooja, Abhishekha, Naivedhya and Aarti - 10:45 AM to 1:30 PM
Shree Darshan - 1:30 PM to 7:20 PM
Aarti or the Prayerevening - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Shree Darshan or the night Darshan: 8:00 PM to till shejaarti
Shejaarti or the last Aarti of the day before temple closes - Shejaarti after Ratha-Shobha yatra finishes 
Bhadrapad Shree Ganesh Chaturthi
Shree Darshan or the early morning darshan - 4:00 AM to 4:45 AM
Kakad Aarti or the early morning prayer - 5:00 AM to 5:30 AM
Shree Darshan or the early morning darshan - 5:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Pooja, Abhishekha, Naivedhya and Aarti - 10:45 AM to 1:30 PM
Shree Darshan - 1:30 PM to 7:20 PM.
Aarti or the Prayer at evening - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Shree Darshan or the Night Darshan - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Shejaarti or the last Aarti of the day before temple closes - night 10:00 PM

Best Time To Visit Siddhivinayak Temple

Afternoons are the best time to visit his temple as it is less crowded at that time. Also, you might want to visit the temple during festivals like Vinayaki Chaturthi, Sankashti Chaturthi, Maghi Shree Ganesh Jayanti and Bhadrapad Shree Ganesh Chaturthi, which have special prayer services. 

How To Reach Siddhivinayak Temple

One can avail B.E.S.T buses from any part of the city to reach Dadar/ Prabhadevi. You can also take the local train (Central, Western, Harbour) to reach Dadar. Cab services are available to and from Dadar to Prabhadevi quite frequently. Other than that you can also hail cabs from any point in the city.

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