Mahathobhara Sri Siddhivinayaka temple is situated at Udyavara about 3 kms from Udupi. It is an eighteenth century temple facing the eastern side. The main deity of the temple is Lord Ganesh. A square-shaped pond is situated in the front portion of the temple. The flagstaff, Mukhamantapa (portico), Pradhana Balipeetha (chief sacrificial altar, Theerthamantapa and Chaturasra Garbhagudi (sanctum sanctorum)) are worth seeing. Every year, a festival called Maha Rathothsava is celebrated for 12 days starting from the first day of the month Kumbha. The unique pooja made on the Margashira Shuddha Chowthi day is called the Doni Panchakajjaya.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Auspicious beginnings of work
- Removal of obstacles
- Renewal of energy
- Agricultural productivity
Vakratunda Mahakaaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Mey Deva Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada
Meaning -I pray to thee O Lord, who has a curved trunk and a strong body, the shine of a million suns, to remove all the hurdles that may block me from all the tasks I intend to perform.
Agajaanana Padmaarkam Gajaananam Aharnisham Anekadantham Bhaktaanaam Ekadantam Upaasmahey
Meaning -The sun to Mother Parvati's lotus face, I worship Lord Ganesh, with the elephant face, the one who grants a lot of wishes, the one with the single tusk, I salute thee to grant my wish.
Gajaananam Bhoota Ganaadhi Sevitam Kapitta Jamboophaala Saara Bhakshitam Umaasutam Shoka Vinaasha Kaaranam Namaami Vighneswara Paada Pankajam
Meaning -Oh elephant-faced Lord, who is served by all the Ganas, who consumes the essence of Kapitta and Jamboophala, His favourite fruits, who is Uma's son, who destroys the gloom of His devotees, who handles hurdles, we worship your lotus feet.
Tatpurushaaya Vidmahe Vakratundaaya Dheemahe Tanno Danthihi Prachodayaat
Meaning -We meditate on the great power, we call upon the single tusked Ganesh, who grants wishes.