Talking about the people of India comes worshiping of many Gods. Mumbai is famous for one of the most trusted, believed and worshiped Lord Ganesha Mandir, Siddhivinayak Temple. One can definitely add this holy place in their Mumbai darshan list.
Siddhivinayak Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesha, which is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is known as the most famous and wealthiest temple in India. It was built by Laxman Vithu Patil and Deubai Patil on 19 November 1801. The temple is famous for extraordinary images of Lord Shri Ganesh which resides in the concealed part of the wooden shrine.
The meaning of Siddhivinayak ‘Ganesha who fulfills your wishes’. It is said that Deubai Patil was infertile and didn’t have any children, and so thus they built this temple, so Lord Ganesha would bless other women with infertility children.
The Shree Ganesha’s statue which is around two and a half feet wide is made up of a single black stone. The fame of Siddhivinayak is not only because the Lord Ganesha is revered but also because it is very famous amongst many of the Bollywood celebrities.
Live Darshan Siddhivinayak can be a virtual way of devoting your worship to the Lord Ganesha in your absence.
The Siddhivinayak Temple Prabhadevi is known as the richest in Mumbai because of the donation it gets from its devotees across the globe. It collects nearly 7 million rupees every year. Which is used for various purposes like maintenance of the temple, used to help people in Natural Calamity.
When comes to the architecture of Siddhivinayak temple, it was originally a 3.6 X 3.6 feet square brick structure with a dome-shaped Kalash Over the top. Later the temple was reconstructed by Architect Sharad athale who studied the designs of the temple in Rajasthan and Tamilnadu before finalizing the blueprint for the renovated temple. The Renovation started in 1990.
The Renovation of the temple was done keeping the old Temple intact. Where the diverse cornered 6 storey structure was built above the original dome. Three different entrances were given which will lead to the interior of the dome where the Lord Ganesha Statue is Located.
After a conscientious and diligent work layed out in the time frame of three years, it’s the masterpiece that we get to see today. You can Also get liveSiddhivinayak Darshan Mumbai on their website. Siddhivinayak Live Darshan would be very satisfying for them who could not able to be here for the darshan.
The temple is open from Wednesday to Monday from 5.30 AM to 10.00 PM. On Tuesday the temple is open from 3.30 AM to the next day that is Wednesday at 12.30 AM. The early morning aarti takes place between 5.30 AM to 6.00 AM.
There are no entry fees charged to this Temple. But as there is a lot of crowd in the temple on Tuesdays, you can have a VIP Entry with a charge. You can find many Flower baskets, Garlands, Agarbattis, coconut for chadhava to the Lord. You can have all the hibiscus flower for the Lord Ganesha as the hibiscus flower is the most favorite flower of Ganesha.
You can Always get Mumbai darshan Bus from Kalyan. Just have to confirm the timings in mtdc. Mumbai darshan from Thane can also be done through hiring a person can, or you can anytime book MTDC Mumbai darshan bus and know the mtdc Mumbai darshan bus timing for your complete Mumbai darshan from thane.
HOW TO REACH SIDDHIVINAYAK TEMPLE PRABHADEVI?
You can reach Siddhivinayak temple through the mtdc Mumbai darshan busses. Or you can easily get a cab after reaching Dadar station. The mtdc Mumbai darshan bus timing you can confirm in the mtdc itself.
You can always get any Cab service directly from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Station to Siddhivinayak temple on a metered basis.
For food options near Siddhivinayak temple Prabhadevi, you can find a number of Veg Hotels near Siddhivinayak Temple. The Most famous Prasad is Coconut Wadi or Motichoor Laddu.
You can check on the website of Maharashtra Tourism for the Mumbai darshan bus timing. Or you could find how to go to Mumbai darshan by car.
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