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Shre Siddhivinayak Temple


The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu sanctuary committed to Lord Shri Ganesh. It is situated in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was initially worked by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil on November 19, 1801.It is one of the wealthiest sanctuaries in Mumbai.The sanctuary has a little mandap with the sanctum for Siddhi Vinayak ("Ganesha who grants your wish"). The wooden ways to the sanctum are cut with pictures of the Ashtavinayak (the eight appearances of Ganesha in Maharashtra). The internal top of the sanctum is plated with gold, and the focal statue is of Ganesha. In the fringe, there is a Hanuman sanctuary also.

The present type of the sanctuary was re-developed five years prior. The sanctuary has a Kalash, which is a pointed arch of 12 feet high Gabhara (sanctum sanctorum) weighing 1500 kg and plated in gold. Along these lines, it encourages the "Darshan" of Sri Siddhivinayak from either the zone encompassing the Gabhara or the stage (Sabha Mandap) developed to lead pujas and celebrations.

Siddhivinayak Temple additionally makes a noteworthy point of interest of Prabhdevi in Mumbai. Outside the sanctuary, there is a limited path that is known as 'Phool Gali'. Here, one can see various slow down offering coconut, tulsi bloom laurels and a combination of desserts. Be that as it may, Ladoo or Modak (pear formed yellow sweet) finds the unique fascination as it is the most loved sweet of Ganesha.

The sanctuary is unmistakable amongst the Hindu adherents and gets numerous enthusiasts consistently. Remembering this, the legislature of Maharashtra has masterminded a tight security in and outside the sanctuary. Amid the times of Angaraki and Sankashti Chaturthi, the sanctuary is possessed from inch to crawl. Enthusiasts visit this sanctuary to look for the favors from the Lord.

About The Temple

Old Architecture

The old sanctuary had an old engineering style, comprising of a lobby, a sanctum sanctorum, some free open space, the sanctuary's authoritative office to one side and a water tank in the front. One can get a thought of what it might have looked like by going by the Kashi – Vishveshwar sanctuary arranged close to the Matunga signal close Citilight Cinema.

The Temple's New engineering

The engineer Ar. Shri. Sharad Athale of SK Athale and Associates made a broad study of sanctuaries in Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. The climatic conditions in both states are dry, hot and semi dry for most parts of the year. However considering the hot and moist climatic conditions, substantial rainstorm period for about 4 months and vicinity of the sanctuary to the ocean, the planners reached conclusion that the Shiva Temple at Ambernath would be the perfect good example for this new sanctuary. This Shiva Temple has a strong stone height and had confronted neighborhood climatic condition honorably. Today, the Siddhivinayak sanctuary has experienced a complete compositional change, on account of the endeavors of Ar. Shri. Sharad Athale of SK Athale and Associates.

Keeping the symbol in place, the sanctuary has been incorporated with novel multiangular, six storeyed structures, that range to the skies surmounted with a principle focal gold plated vault. The other little crowns that encompass it are made of gold and panchadhatu (five metals). Three fundamental passageways lead to the inside.

The Makhar (casing) of the sanctum sanctorum has been made by the father-child pair, Suresh and Mitesh Mistry, with a long-standing custom in fine perplexing outline. They have rendered their administrations at prestigious religious focuses which says a lot of their ability. A Marathi artisan created the crown of the sanctuary.

The sanctuaries remodel initiated in 1990. It was finished in 3 years with a cost of Rupees three crores.The primary stones utilized were marble and pink rock. The sanctuary was intended to be a fine structural sample. In this way, a 200 year old sanctuary was redesigned and restored into a wonderful, multistoried and royal residence like sanctuary.

The principal floor of the sanctuary is a mezzanine floor basically utilized for puja's and darshan.The second floor houses the kitchen used to make Shree's Maha Naivedya (offering) and a restroom.The Naivedya arranged in the kitchen is conveyed to the sanctum sanctorum by an elevator framework. The floor is under consistent security and carefulness through camcorders. This floor likewise has the authoritative workplaces of the supervisor and partner chief.

The third floor has the sanctuary focal office. It has the board part's chamber, the C.E.O. chamber, part's chamber, meeting corridor and a PC room that handles all present day managerial and data information preparing.

The fourth floor has the sanctuary's library with a thorough gathering of 8000 books on religion, writing, prescription, building, financial matters and so forth. It is consistently upgraded with new titles and releases. The library likewise has a study corridor for understudies who can profit of all the precious accumulation of books on solution and building for reference or study. This library and study lobby is open for all the general population  free of expense.

The fifth floor is for the most part utilized for nourishment arrangements required for celebrations and flame offerings. It once housed a sun powered radiator however was destroyed amid the remodel stage

The summit of the sanctuary is a group of crowns, 47 gold plated with the primary 12 feet crown and 3 fine feet crowns and 33 3.5 feet crowns.The great and agile sanctuary's crown establishment and Kumbhabhishek function occurred on 13 June 1994 (Hindu Calendar: - Jestha Shukla Chaturthi Shaka 1916) by the promising hands of Shree Shankaracharya Dakshinamnay, Shree Shraddha Pitha, Shamgeri, Shree 2008 Bharti Tirtha Mahaswamiji.

Amid the remodel, the crown of the sanctuary was cut down deliberately and according to the standard ceremonies, embellished and mounted in the corridor for open review. All consideration and safety measures were taken amid redesign to protect the holiness and virtue of the sanctuary and the symbol.

The multistoried structure of the sanctuary is planned with dividers revolving around the inside in such a way, to the point that there is open space up to the summit, which likewise fills the need of keeping the zone over the sacred sanctum sanctorum far from strides.

The primary crown of the sanctuary, a glorious gold plated vault, speaks to the Shree's grandness, force and vicinity. Devotees who are not able see the primary icon, amid surge hours or time requirements; regularly take darshan of the arch which gives them the same comfort. In Pandharpur, amid Aashadhi and Kartika Ekadashi, when followers (varkari) come in immense individuals to set a look at the diety Vithal, they frequently take darshan of the Vithal Mandir's crown.


A Hindu sanctuary starts with the establishment and proceeds in stature up to the Kalash (apex). The Kalash is a pointed vault at the top and is of religious importance. The Kalash, which decorated the prior sanctuary was brought down with appropriate customs and is currently kept as a show inside of the sanctuary premises. The sanctuary as it stands now has been built after considerations with specialists on Hindu religion and traditions to keep up the holiness of the icon according to the Hindu Shastras. The symbol of Shree Siddhivinayak has not been touched during the time spent reconstructing the sanctuary.

To guarantee that there is no human transgression or trespass in the region from the time when the icon is arranged into the up to the Kalash, which is a pointed arch of 12 feet high Gabhara (sanctum sanctorum) measuring 1500Kgs. what's more, plated in gold. The enthusiasts can in this manner procure the fulfillment of taking so as to look for the gift of Shree Siddhivinayak a committed take a gander at the Kalash.

The sanctification services finished with the 'Kalash Pratishthapana' and 'Kumbha-bhishek' function at the hands his heavenliness Jagad-master Shree Shankaracharya of Shree Shardapeeth Shringeri Shree 1008 Bharati Tirth Maha Swami on Monday the thirteenth of June 1994 i.e. Jyeshtha Shudha Chaturthi according to Hindu date-book.

Sanctum sanctorum

The Gabhara (sanctum sanctorum) of the new sanctuary structure has been composed with a plan to accomplish greatest accommodation and solace of enthusiasts. It is an open fenced in area with 3 principle entryways of around 13 feet stature. This encourages the "Darshan" of Shree Siddhivinayak from either the zone encompassing the Gabhara or the stage (Sabha Mandap) built to lead poojas and merriments, under the directives of the Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir Trust.

A mezzanine floor with a viewer’s display has been built in symmetry with the Gabhara along these lines empowering scores of devotees to look for the Lord from that point.

The region encompassing the Gabhara has been planned as a sitting range and the stage bordering the same is used as a stage for normal Darshan looked for by the devotees why should incapable invest hours in serpentine lines to go inside the Temple?

The Gabhara is an octagonal walled in area, around 10 feet wide and comprises of a silver plated Makhar (a littler structure inside of the Gabhara which houses the symbol of Shree Siddhivinayak). The vault inside the Gabhara is gold plated and has been intended to improve the magnificence of the icon. A lovely crystal fixture illuminates the Gabhara, making it a sight never to be overlooked.

Gift box made of white marble and beautified with meenakari. This has been put before the icon of Shree Siddhivinayak. The two side entryways are for use by the clerics and the workers helping them to convey routine capacities.

When contrasted with the Gabhara of the prior sanctuary structure, the Gabhara of new sanctuary structure is at a lower stature attributable to which the aficionados, looking for Darshan of Shree Siddhivinayak from outside the Gabhara can do as such effortlessly can get a complete continuous perspective of the icon of Shree Siddhivinayak.

Courses of action for the arrangements of Naivedya amid the celebrations of the sanctuary have been made on the fifth floor. There is additionally a corridor to empower the devotees to take advantage of Prasad on such days. Sunlight based vitality creating cells have additionally been introduced on the sanctuary. These produce power, which make the sanctuary electrically autonomous.

Sanctuary Trust

The sanctuary trust is overseen by a leading group of trustees drove by a Chairperson. This board plots arrangement parameters. The execution and everyday administration of the sanctuary undertakings is in the hand of the Executive officer, Shri. S. S. Chitnis, the representatives who work in phenomenal and model energy to achieve most extreme accommodation to the enthusiasts who throng the sanctuary all the live long day to get the look at their most loved god Shree Siddhivinayak. The symbol of Shree Siddhivinayak has an exceptional air and one look at the icon of all that it takes to encounter a rush and a delight, which cannot be portrayed in words.

About The Deity

Ganesha also known as Pillaiyar, Ganapati, Vighnaharta and Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and most widely worshipped deities. The name Ganesha is a Sanskrit compound, joining the words gana meaning a group and isha   meaning lord or master. Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and beyond India.

Although he is known by many other attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him particularly easy to identify.  He is honored at the beginning of rituals and ceremonies and invoked as” Patron of Letters” during writing sessions.

The sanctum sanctorum lodging the divinity was modified over and over lastly offered path to a solid and superb structure, which was proficient by a progression of ceremonies, which kept going a fortnight.

The icon of Ganpati has four arms along these lines He is additionally called Chaturbhuj. A lotus is held in the upper right hand symbolizes propitious devotion and a little hatchet in the upper left, a sacred rosary of dots (Japmala) are held in the lower right and a dish brimming with Modaks (a delicacy which is a lasting most loved with Sri Siddhivinayak) in the lower left. The situated sparkling icon of Shree Siddhivinayak with divinity on both sides are Riddhi and Siddhi, an indication of extraordinary virtue and power or 'jagrata'. On the temple of the god there is an eye, which takes after the third eye of Lord Shiva. Shree Siddhivinayak himself takes after Bhramhatva. His snake molded holy string with Brair Tej offers learning and astuteness to all. Ruler Shiva has given his loyal child Shree Siddhivinayak with his red hot eye to pulverize underhanded (musings) from inside of the insidious. This is a remarkable element this specific careful god. It can't be found in some other Ganesh icon.

Legend And Stories

The Hindu religion envelops different divinities for loving. Aficionados put their confidence in the deity they venerate. For example, Shree Samarth Ramdas was an enthusiast of Shree Ram. He made venerating Shree Ram his sole life obligation. Sant Eknath was enthusiastically committed to Shree Dattatreya.

Shree Ganesha being the essential deity is constantly revered before venerating of some other deity. Amid the street expansion venture of Sayani Road close Elphinston Road in Mumbai the laborers of Municipal Corporation uncovered a symbol of Shree Hanuman.They put it on the roadside and proceeded with their work.

Devotees coming to Shree Siddhivinayak Temple conveyed this occasion to the notification of the then head cleric Shree Govind Phatak. He promptly brought the hanuman symbol and manufactured a reduced sanctuary for its. This was around 1952. The remodel has given the Hanuman sanctuary another look and the present sanctuary the way things are today. From first light to sanctuary shutting hours, the Hanuman Mandir has its own particular calendar of pujas, naivedya and aartis. Each Saturday Devotees are supplied with the customary offerings of oil and Rui festoon at an insignificant expense on coupon premise, a day when numerous enthusiasts run to the sanctuary.

Legend has it Mahavishnu who was occupied with a genuine fight against the devils Madhu and Kaitabha, was frightened by his powerlessness to convey the fight to a snappy and conclusive completion. Shiva exhorted him to propitiate Ganesha. After doing as such, Ganesha showed up on the war zone, and his appearance reinforced Mahavishnu's purpose and capacities and empowered him to vanquish the devils effortlessly. Ganesha's appearance on the front line is set apart by the Siddhivinayak hallowed place at Siddhatek, said to be equipped for giving Siddhi. Mahavishnu is revered as the destroyer of the evil spirits Madhu and Kaitabha at Tiruvallur close Chennai in Tamilnadu, and as the restorer of the Vedas from the same devils, at Indalur in Mayiladuturai close Thanjavur again in Tamilnadu, both these sanctuaries being more than 1200 years of age.

Another Legend, It is said that, years prior there was a load of fiery debris from this conciliatory flame. In any case, this spot is currently secured by water. The street prompting the fundamental sanctuary was worked by the Peshwa's Senapati Haripant Phadke. Shree Siddhivinayak's sanctuary is on a slope top confronting north. The sanctum of the sanctuary, which is fifteen feet high and ten feet expansive, was worked by Ahilyabai Holkar. The swayambhu icon of Shree Siddhivinayaka is set in a metal casing. Metal symbols of Jay and Vijay are put on both sides of Siddhivinayaka. In the sanctum, there is a Shivapanchayatan and goddess Shivai's little sanctuary. The lobby of the sanctuary was already worked by Baroda's landowner late Shri Mairal. It was softened up 1939 and was modified by Ganesh's aficionados in 1970. Nagarkhana on the principle door was inherent memory of Shree Haripant Phadke.


Around 125 years prior, Shri Akkalkot Swami Samarth's awesome supporter, Late Ramakrishna Jambhekar Maharaj, who was likewise impassioned lover of Lord Ganesh and Gayatri Mantra was honored with Assyssinian ( Siddhi ). One day Swami Samarth requested that Shri Jambhekar bring divine symbols. 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 devotee Shri Cholappa, where Swami Samarth used to briefly dwell. Shri Jambhekar was additionally advised to inhume staying two symbols before Lord Ganesh that he generally venerated. Amid his participation with Swami Samarth, Shri Jambhekar prognosticated that a Mandaar tree would develop on the spot following 21 years, Swayambhu ( Swayambhu ) Ganesh would show up on the hallowed spot. 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 general religious pooja and so forth of Shree Siddhivinayak Temple. The ancestor of Priest Phatak, there was Late Namdev Kelkar performing minister wood work in the sanctuary.

From the accessible data and records, the place that is known for the sanctuary complex was around 2550 sq.mtrs. There was a lake towards eastern and southern side of sanctuary admeasuring approx. 30 x 40 sq.mtrs. This lake was worked by Nardulla in mid nineteenth century, to defeat the shortage of the water, confronted by the region. 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 delightful 3.6 in high, stone workmanship “Deepmalas”. There was additionally a residence 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 zone. The enthusiasts in substantial numbers began going to the sanctuary strictly when 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 sanctuary diminished and turned out to be very little. After 1975, the quantity of aficionados going to the sanctuary began developing by genuine feeling of Geometrical Progression. It got to be hard to enter the sanctuary or even to have “Darshan” of Lord Ganesh, the devotees  were discovering it very troublesome to enter through the two little entryways.

Who fabricated the sanctuary and when

This Divine old sanctuary was blessed on Thursday, nineteenth November 1801. As indicated by the Hindu Calendar it falls on Kartik Shudha Chaturdashi, Shake 1723 in "Durmukh Sanvatsar". The Siddivianayak mandir is at the intersection of Kakasaheb Gadgil Marg and S.K.Bole Marg in Prabhadevi, which is confronting overwhelming vehicular activity. It was worked by an expert contractual worker, Late Mr.Laxman Vithu Patil as indicated by the budgetary backing and directions of Late Mrs.Deubai Patil, who was a rich woman of Agri Samaj from Matunga.

Since the days it is been developed the icon has been kept as it is and the sanctuary structure has been incorporated with a one of a kind six-storeyed development, which just about touches the sky. The highest point of the sanctuary is clad with a brilliant vault, which astonishes splendidly in the sun.


Sankashti Chaturthi

Sankashti Chaturthi is the fourth day of the waxing half (shukl paksh) of the Hindu Calendar Month. On this day seeing the Moon has exceptional noteworthiness. The pujas, from Sunrise, are the same as each Tuesday however at night the sanctuary closes for around 1 ½ hour preceding moon rise. The Hodashopchar Puja is performed then and an Abhishek of Milk and Rose Water is offered while a group of clerics recount different Vedic Mantras and Prayers. A Naivedya including Steamed Modaks and different eatables is then offered to Shree Siddhivinayak which is trailed by the Aarti Mantra Pushpanjali. After this the sanctuary is again open to fans and Shejaarti is performed strictly when the group dies down.

Vinayaki Chaturthi

Vinayaki Chaturthi is the fourth day of the waxing half (shukl paksh) of the Hindu Calendar Month. On this day the sanctuary is shut for Darshan between 7.30 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. The whole Mahapuja performed on this day is coordinated by the Chief Priest of the Temple and he is helped by alternate clerics. This starts with the underlying summon of the Lord's endowments for humanity and proceeds with a 16 article Pooja performed with Vedic Prayers and Chanting. A nonstop Abhishek on Shree Siddhivinayak is performed in the midst of musical droning of different Vedic mantras and shlokas. Amid this Abhishek the Purush Sukt is discussed once, the Brahmanaspati Sukt is presented 21 times, Atharva Sheersha is recounted 1000 times and the Shree Sukt, Ganapati Sukt and Saraswati Sukt is additionally presented once. This exertion is completed by at least 21 clerics. Also exhibit for the whole Mahapuja is one individual from the Board of Trustees, who, on perfection of the Mahapuja and Aarti congratulates the Brahmins performing this Mahapuja. The Naivedya is then offered to Shree Siddhivinayak took after by the Aarti and finishing up petitions to God after which the sanctuary is opened for Darshan to Devotees.

Agariki Sankashti Chaturthi

Agariki Sankashti Chaturthi the fourth day of the fading half (krishna Paksh) of the Hindu Calendar Month falls on a Tuesday. It is knows as Agariki Sankashti Chaturthi. It is an exceptional day for the lovers of Shree Siddhivinayak and the arrangements during the current day start well ahead of time. The enthusiasts thronging the sanctuary on this day are incalculable and Darshan from inside of the Gabhara starts at 1.30 a.m. Tuesday morning and proceeds continuous (excepting the morning Aarti and night Mahapuja and Aarti) till around 2.00 a.m. Wednesday morning. The sanctuary trust makes course of action of Close Circuit Television to encourage lakhs of individuals to get Darshan of Shree Siddhivinayak without venturing into the sanctuary.

It is difficult to gauge the aggregate number of individuals who get Darshan of Shree Siddhivinayak on this day. The Mahapuja and Abhishek which is completed is similar to other Sankashti Chaturthi days. Additionally performed is a Sahastravartan (i.e. 1000 recitations of Atharva Sheersha) under the protection of the sanctuary trust. This is done at around 6.30 a.m. what's more, is directed from the mezzanine display from where different pujas are additionally done till around 1.00 p.m. after which the display is utilized for basic Darshan. On this day again the sanctuary just closes after the remainder of the enthusiasts has possessed the capacity to get darshan of Shree Siddhivinayak.

Swarmed Tuesdays

Tuesdays are the most swarmed days of the sanctuary since Tuesday is accepted to be a day committed for Lord Ganesha. On this day individuals really line up before the first light itself so as to get the favors from Lord Ganesha. On favorable days such as Ganesha Chaturthi the group is extremely immense and the numbers are uncountable

There are a few screens put outside to demonstrate the look at Lord Ganesha to the general population who don't have much time to remain in the lines to get the Darshan. Taking a gander at the tremendous group that comes here all the vital security game plan in the sanctuary has been finished by the administration of Maharashtra state.

Daily Sevas

Wednesday to Monday

  • Kakad Aarti - The early morning prayer: at 5.30 a.m. to 6.00 a.m.
  • Shree Darshan - morning at 6.00 a.m. to afternoon 12.15 p.m.
  • Naivedhya - afternoon at 12.15 p.m. to afternoon 12.30 p.m.
  • Shree Darshan - afternoon at 12.30 p.m. to evening 7.20 p.m.
  • Aarti -Evening - The evening Prayer : 7.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
  • Shree Darshan - at 8.00 p.m. to 9.50 p.m.
  • Shejaarti - The last Aarti of the day before bedtime : night 9.50 p. m. (The temple doors remain closed after shejaarti)
Timings on Tuesdays

  • Shree Darshan - The early morning darshan: 3.15 a.m. to 4.45 a.m.
  • Kakad Aarti - The early morning prayer: 5.00 a.m. to 5.30 a.m.
  • Shree Darshan - morning at 5.30 a. m. to afternoon 12.15 p.m.
  • Naivedhya - afternoon at 12.15 p.m. to afternoon 12.30 p.m.
  • Shree Darshan - afternoon at 12.30 p.m. tonight 8.45 p.m.
  • Aarti - Night Prayer :Night at 9.30 p.m. tonight 10.00 p.m.
  • Shejaarti - The last Aarti of the day before bedtime: night 12.30 a. m. (The temple doors remain closed after shejaarti)
  • Temple door are close For Ganesh Pooja, Aarti at night 8.45 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. by that time Ganesha Darshan will be posible from a far distance.
Vinayaki Chaturthi

  • Kakad Aarti - The early morning prayer: at 5.30 a.m. to 6.00 a.m.
  • Shree Darshan - morning at 6.00 a.m. to morning 7.30 a.m.
  • Abhishekha, Naivedhya and Pooja Aarti - morning at 7.30 a.m. to afternoon 1.00 p.m.
  • Shree Darshan - afternoon at 1.00 p.m. to evening 7.20 p.m.
  • Aarti - Evening Prayer :at 7.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
  • Shree Darshan - night at 8.00 p.m. tonight 9.50 p.m.
  • Shejaarti - The last Aarti of the day before bedtime: night 9.50 p. m. (The temple doors remain closed after shejaarti).
  • The Devotees are not permitted in the main Temple from 7.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m., when the Maha abhishekha is performed.During that time flowers and fruits are not allowed.After 1.00 p.m. darshan will start as per daily schedule.
Sankashti Chaturthi

  • Shree Darshan - The early morning darshan: 4.30 a.m. to 4.45 a.m.
  • Kakad Aarti - The early morning prayer: 5.00 a.m. to 5.30 a.m.
  • Shree Darshan - The early morning darshan: morning 5.30 a.m. to 90 minutes Before Moonrise at night Pooja, Abhishekha, Naivedhya 90 minutes Before Moonrise.
  • Aarti - prayer at night : After Moonrise (Pooja after Abhishekha)
  • Shree Darshan - After Aarti till Queque finished.
  • Shejaarti - The last Aarti of the day before bedtime: after Moonrise 90 minutes Shejaarti (The temple doors remain closed after shejaarti).
  • Temple door close during Pooja, Abhishekha, and Aarti at 90 minutes Evening before Moonrise by that time Ganesha Darshan will be posible from a far distance.
Maghi Shree Ganesh Jayanti

  • Shree Darshan - The early morning darshan: 4.00 a.m. to 4.45 a.m.
  • Kakad Aarti - The early morning prayer: 5.00 a.m. to 5.30 a.m.
  • Shree Darshan - The early morning darshan: 5.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.
  • Pooja, Abhishekha, Naivedhya and Aarti - morning at 10.45 a.m. to afternoon 1.30 p.m.
  • Shree Darshan - afternoon 1.30 p.m. to evening 7.20 p.m.
  • Aarti - The Prayer at evening : evening 7.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
  • Shree Darshan - The Night Darshan: night 8.00 p.m. to till shejaarti
  • Shejaarti - The last Aarti of the day before bedtime :Shejaarti after rathashobhayatra finished (The temple doors remain closed after shejaarti).
  • Temple door remain close from Morning 10.45 a.m. to afternoon 1.30 p.m. for pooja, naivedhya and Aarti by that time Ganesha Darshan will be possible from a far distance.
Bhadrapad shree Ganesh Chaturthi

  • Shree Darshan - The early morning darshan: 4.00 a.m. to 4.45 a.m.
  • Kakad Aarti - The early morning prayer: 5.00 a.m. to 5.30 a.m.
  • Shree Darshan - The early morning darshan: morning 5.30 a.m. to morning 10.45 a.m.
  • Pooja, Abhishekha, Naivedhya and Aarti - morning at 10.45 a.m. to afternoon 1.30 p.m.
  • Shree Darshan - afternoon 1.30 p.m. to evening 7.20 p.m.
  • Aarti - The Prayer at evening : 7.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
  • Shree Darshan - The Night Darshan: 8.00 p.m. to 10.p.m.
  • Shejaarti - The last Aarti of the day before bedtime : night 10.00 p. m.(The temple doors remain closed after shejaarti)
  • The temple doors remain close from Morning 10.45 a.m. to afternoon 1.30 p.m. for pooja, naivedhya and Aarti by that time Ganesha Darshan will be possible from a far distance.

On auspicious Tuesdays, the serpentine queue of worshippers is over 2kms long. People stand for several hours with offerings of flowers and coconut, waiting patiently for a two minute "Darshan" or meeting with the Lord. The path to the divine is never easy, but it is said that those who tread it with true devotion will always have their wishes fulfilled.

Poojas and Offerings

A wide variety of Poojas (religious rituals) can be performed within the temple premises on payment of a nominal fee : the Panchamrut Pooja, Shree Satyanarayana Pooja and Laghurudra. The Temple opens at 4.00 o' clock in the morning. From 4.30 a.m. to 5.00 a.m. Ganesh Pooja is performed. Khichadi Naivedyam is offered at 10.00 o' clock in morning, Panchamrut (milk, curd, honey, ghee) pooja is done at 11.00 a.m. & Mahanaivedyam is offered at 12.00 noon. Third pooja is performed after sunset. Dhooparati takes place from 8.30 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. & the temple closes for the day.

Bhadrapada and Magh Shudh Pratipada to Panchami (from 1st day to 5th day) are celebrated on a grand scale. Maha Pooja & Maha Naivedyam are offered continuously for three days. Palanquin of Siddhivinayak sets out at 8.00 p.m. continuously for 3 nights. Shree Dharanidhar Chintaman Dev is the landlord of Siddhatek. The morning karpoor (camphor) Aarati is sponsored by him. The land revenue is utilised towards the expenses of the festivals, Naivedyam & Nandadeep. Large number of devotees attends the Magh festival.

Types of poojas

Reporting Time


Duration mins

Amount Rupees

Persons Allowed


Avartan Panchamrut Pooja

8.00 am





2 Ladoos, 1 Coconut, 1 Banana, Vibhuti pkt

Two Avartan Shodashopchar Pooja

8.00 am





2 Ladoos, 1 Coconut, 1 Banana, Vibhuti pkt

Ashtottar Naam Pooja

8.00 am





2 Ladoos, 1 Coconut, 1 Banana, Vibhuti pkt

5 Avartan Shodashopchar Pooja

8.00 am





4 Ladoos, 1 Coconut, 1 Banana, Vibhuti pkt

11 Avartan Shodashopchar Pooja

8.00 am





6 Ladoos, 1 Coconut, 1 Banana, Vibhuti pkt

Ashirvachan Pooja

8.00 am to 9.00 pm





1 Photoframe of Lord Siddhivinayak, Ganesh Vastra

Shree Satyanarayan Mahapooja

1.00 pm

Not on Chaturthis

(2 hrs)



Sheera (the sweet dish prepared on the auspicious ocassion of Shree Satyanarayan Mahapooja)

Shree Satya Vinayak Mahapooja

1.00 pm

Fridays only

(2 hrs)





Atharvashirsha Sahastravatan

7.30 am, 9.30 am and 9.30 am to 11.30 am

Daily two poojas except Tuesdays

(2 hrs)



5 types of Fruits,
10 Ladoos,


Sahastra Namavali

8.00 am to 9.00 am & 9.00 am to 10.00 am

Daily two poojas except Tuesdays

(2 hrs)



5 types of Fruits, 16 Ladoos, 1Ganesh Vastra, Small packet of Dryfruits


Atharvashirsah Havan

7.30 am to 12.30 pm

As per available muhurat

(5 hrs)Two


Twenty five - Thirty

Breakfast & Lunch for all persons present, 1 Ganesh Vastra, 5 Ladoos, 1 photframe of Shree Siddhivinayak

Two Wheeler Vehicle Pooja

8.00 am to 8.00 pm

Daily except Tuesdays




2 Ladoos, 2 Coconuts, 1 Card Photo of Lord Siddhivinayak, Holy Shendur

Four Wheeler Vehicle Pooja

8.00 am to 8.00 pm

Daily except Tuesdays




5 Ladoos, 2 Coconuts, 1 Acrylic Photo of Lord Siddhivinayak, Holy Shendur

Rare facts

The curious fascination of this sanctuary is that, in this sanctuary Lord Siddhivinayak's trunk is tilted towards the right side.There is a hanuman Temple fringe the SiddiVinayak Temple.


Siddhivinayak is surely understood as “Navasacha Ganapati” or “Navasala Pavanara Ganapati” ('Ganapati offers at whatever point submissively really begged a wish' in Marathi) among fans.The fundamental god of Shree Siddhivinayak sanctuary is Lord Ganesha, who allows the wishes of the enthusiasts.The sanctuary is popular among Hindu supporters and gets numerous enthusiasts consistently. Aficionados visit this sanctuary to look for master's gifts and effortlessness.The icons of Goddess Riddhi and Goddess Siddhi are found on both sides of Lord Ganesha, connoting satisfaction, sacredness, and success.

Do's and Dont's in Siddhivinayaka Temple


  • Time your darshan–make it well planned.
  • Be clean physically, and wear neat dress after a bath before you visit.
  • Don’t leave your chappals, where you choose. Leave them at the stands.
  • Wear culturally aligned dresses.You are a visiting a temple and dress accordingly.
  • In case of delays for your darshan, wait chanting the name of the god and signing: "Shree Gajanana, Jai Gajanana, Jai Jai Ganesh Morya”.
  • The administrative officials of the temple and other executives try their best to get all pilgrims offer their prayers to the Lord in the shortest time. So wait for your turn quietly.
  • Any of your offerings must be dropped only in the Hundi.
  • Do not rush the line and wait until you can go in to offer your prayers.
  • Understand that all around have also come to offer their prayers and respect that.
  • If you need any additional details, talk to the officers of the Trust in the office upstairs.
  • Try to avoid your mobile phone calls and take them only if they are urgent.
  • Put your mobile phone on silent switching off is even better.
  • The security and other volunteers are to help pilgrims, so be polite and well-mannered when you address them.

  • Avoid having non veg food or alcoholic beverages if you plan to visit the temple.
  • Don’t while away your time roaming around the temple. Avoid footwear in the temple complex.
  • Do not fall prey to the touts who will claim to help you overcome queues and do not give alms in a bid to encourage beggars.
  • There are stalls outside selling prasad, do not buy those with substandard quality as these could cause health issues
  • Avoid general gossiping, fighting, arguing or sleeping, or consuming food in the temple complex.
  • Do not talk personal matters including your financial status or that of others.
  • Smoking and consuming liquor or usage of tobacco like paan or gutka must be avoided.
  • Don’t flaunt your jewels and other valuable stuff.  Ensure the safety of your kids.
  • Riding vehicles as well as wearing footwear with the complex of the temple is not considered right.
  • Since you have come to offer your prayers to the God, do not waste time talking on the phone and focussing on other things.
  • Do not show your back to God ad always face Him when you sit or stand.
  • Do not offer your prayers single handed – use both hands to do so.
  • Do not try to command or argue with the security personnel – as they help regulate the crowds.



There are two airports in Mumbai – a local and a worldwide one. Rough Distance to the Temple is around 25 kilo meters from the airport.


Dadar is the closest railway station to Siddhivinayak Temple. One can board neighborhood trains from Lower Parel, Mahalaxmi and Elphinstone Road to achieve the sacred sanctuary.From Dadar railway station it is a 10-minute ride by taxi and most taxi drivers are acquainted with the course. For those wishing to take the transport, numerous courses go by the Temple and it is around 15 minutes ride.


From Worli or Tardeo, one can set out by road to Prabhadevi area, where the Siddhivinayak Temple is arranged. One can contract taxis or auto-rickshaws to reach here effortlessly. Numerous transports are additionally accessible that would take you to the sanctuary. From the Domestic (Santa crus (East)) or International Airport (Andheri East) it is a 60 hour and a half drive contingent upon the activity circumstance.

Temple Address

Shre Siddhivinayak Temple
SK Bole Marg, Prabhadevi,
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400028.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • To get rid of problems relating to life and health
  • To get child boon
  • For general well-being

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.


5:30 a.m. to 9:50 p.m.

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