Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai

The Siddhivinayak Temple is a very famous temple in Mumbai. It is also known as Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple. This temple is situated at Prabhadevi in Mumbai. It is a two hundred years old Temple. People believe that Lord Ganesh of Siddhivinayak Temple fulfills the desire of His worshipers.

Mumbai city is a spectator to many popular places of worship and of historical interest. Most of these places are of archaeological value besides being famous religious sites.

Mumbai celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi in a grand manner and worships Lord Ganesh with supreme devotion. Thus Siddhivinayak Temple is a temple of eminent importance in Mumbai.

Earlier, the Siddhivinayak temple was a small construction highlighting the black idol of Shree Siddhivinayak, carved out of stone. It was only two and half feet wide then. The most remarkable feature of this idol of Lord Ganesh is that, His trunk is tilted to the right side. The deity has four hands , which is why it is also called Chaturbhuj. The four hands contain a lotus, a small axe, holy beads and a bowl full of Modaks, a sweet considered to be a favorite with Shree Siddhivinayak.

On both the sides of the deity are Siddhi and Riddhi, two Goddesses standing for holiness, fulfillment, wealth and prosperity. The Siddhivinayak has an eye engraved on his forehead.

The temple has undergone a complete make-over in the recent past. The idol has been kept as it is and the temple has been built into an unique six-storeyed construction, which almost touches the sky. The top of the temple is clad with a golden dome, which dazzles brilliantly in the sun. It is a great looking temple in Mumbai, which is anytime worth paying a visit.

Last Updated on 19 May 2011