Shree Siddhivinayak Temple - Mumbai
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The Shree Siddhivinayak Temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh, is one of the most popular and most visited temples located in Mumbai. Built by Mr. Laxman Vithu and Mrs. Deubai Patil on Thursday, 19th November 1801, the temple is visited in hordes by all the strata of the society. Its build-up area is 3.60mtr. x 3.60mtr. Square and has 450mm thick brick walls & a dome.
The temple has a small mandapam (hall) with the shrine of Siddhi Vinayak. 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 statute is of Ganesha. In the Hindu religion and mythology, Lord Ganesha holds the most revered position and all new work begins with his prayer. Millions of devotees congregate to Shree Siddhivinayak Temple every month just to have a glimpse of the deity and offer their prayers.
Among all the days of the week, Tuesday is considered to be the most auspicious day to visit Siddhivinayak temple when devotees converge in great numbers to pray.
In the periphery of the temple, there is a Hanuman temple as well. From dawn to temple closing hours, the Hanuman Mandir has its own schedule of pujas, naivedya & aartis. Every Saturday, devotees are supplied with the traditional offerings of oil and Rui/Cotton garland at a minimal cost, on coupon basis, a day when many devotees flock to the temple.
The temple has a narrow lane outside its precincts called the 'Phool galli' lined with innumerable stalls. Here one can buy Tulsi flower garlands, coconuts, and sweets including “Modak” the favorite sweet of Lord Ganesha.
The temple has its own website that offers facility of online Pooja Booking. There is a great volume of faith attached to Lord Ganesha and it is said that the seeker never goes empty handed from the Shri Siddhivinayak temple.
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