Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai

SiddhivinayakThe Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh. It is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was originally built by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil on November 19, 1801. Though it is one of the richest temples in Mumbai, the current generation of Patil is staying in state of despair near the temple.

The temple has a small mandap (hall) with the shrine for Siddhi Vinayak (“Ganesha who grants your wish”). The wooden doors to the sanctum are carved with images of the Ashtavinayak (the eight manifestations of Ganesha in Maharashtra). The inner roof of the sanctum is plated with gold, and the central statue is of Ganesha. In the periphery, there is a Hanuman temple as well.

SiddhiVinayak Temple,Mumbai / India

Consecrated on 19 November 1801, the original structure of the Siddhivinayak Temple was a small 3.6 m x 3.6 m square brickShree_Siddhivinayak_Temple_Mumbai structure with a dome-shaped brick sikhara. The temple was built by the contractor Laxman Vithu Patil. The building was funded by a rich Agri woman named Deubai Patil. Childless, Deaubai built the temple so that the Lord should grant children to other barren women. Ramakrishna Jambhekar Maharaj, a disciple of the Hindu saint Akkalkot Swami Samarth, buried two divine idols in the front of the presiding deity of the temple on the orders on his guru. As prophesied by Swami Samarth, after 21 years after the burial of the icons, a mandar tree grew at that spot with a svayambhu Ganesha in its branches.

The Siddhivinayak temple receives donations of around INR100 million (US$1.6 million)–INR150 million (US$2.4 million) every year, which makes it Mumbai city’s richest temple trust. In 2004, the Siddhivinayak Ganpati Temple Trust, which operates the temple, was accused of mismanaging donations. Consequently the Bombay High Court appointed a committee headed by retired judge V P Tipnis to scrutinize the trust’s donations and probe the allegations. The committee reported that, “The most shocking aspect of the matter is that there is no method or principle followed for particular institutions. The only criteria for selection was recommendation or reference by trustees or the minister or a political heavy-weight, generally belonging to ruling party”.

In 2006 the Bombay High Court directed the state government, the Siddhivinayak Temple Trust and the petitioner Keval Semlani to prepare “suggestive guidelines” for using the temple’s trust funds.

Live Siddhivinayak Temple Aarti

TEMPLE SCHEDULE
Temple’s Schedule (Wednesday to Monday) :
05.30 to 06.00   Kakad Aarti
06.00 to 12.15   Shree Darshan
12.15 to 12.30   Naivedya
12.30 to 19.20   Shree Darshan
19.30 to 20.00   Aarti
20.00 to 21.50   Shree Darshan
21.50            Shejaarti, Temple doors closed

Temple’s Schedule (Tuesday) :
03.15 to 04.45   Shree Darshan
05.00 to 05.30   Kakad Aarti
05.30 to 12.15   Shree Darshan
12.15 to 12.30   Naivedya
12.30 to 20.45   Shree Darshan
21.30 to 22.00   Aarti
00.30                  Shejaarti, Temple doors closed

Temple Festivals

Gudhi Padwa, Ram Navmi, Hanuman Jayanti, Pushtipati Vinayak Jayanti, Akshay Tritiya, Ganga Dashhara, Vat Pournima, Aashadhi Ekadashi, Nag Panchami, Gokul Ashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, Dussehra, Kartik Ekadashi, Tripuri Pournima, Datta Utsav, Makar Sankrant, Magh Ganesh Utsav, Mahashivratri, Holi

for Pooja Contact

Telephone Number 022-2422 4438
Fax Number 022-2422 1558

How to Reach

Nearest Railway Station : Dadar (Western Railway)

Distance By Road : The Total distance from Dadar Railway Station (West) to Shree Siddhivinayak Mandir is 1.5 Kilometer. It is about 20 minutes walking distance. If you hire a taxi from Dadar Station.

Live Darshan – Ganesh Chaturthi – Lal Bagh ka Raja GANPATI