Siddhivinayak Temple Mumbai
Shree Siddhivinayak Ganpati Temple in Mumbai is the most popular & significant places to worship of Shree Ganesh in India. Shree Siddhivinayak Temple of Mumbai located in Prabhadevi is counted amongst the most recognized temples of India. It is devoted to Lord Ganesha, The credit for the construction of the temple goes to Vithu and Deubai Patil. Built in the year 1801, Almost people from all the sects of the society comes here to achieve their desires and Get blessing from Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati
It was built by a professional contractor, Late Mr.Laxman Vithu Patil as per the financial support and instructions form Late Mrs.Deubai Patil, who was a rich lady of Agri Samaj from Matunga. Although she was in rich enough, she had no child. The idea of the construction of the temple struck to Late Deubai during the prayer time, she humbly requested Lord Ganesh and said, “Although I cannot have a child, let other ladies who are childless get the pleasure of child on visiting the temple and praying you”. Looking at successful subsequent history of the temple, it appears like the Lord Ganesh nodded to this humble request and pious thoughts and deeds of Late Deubai Patil. It is, therefore, this Siddhivinayak is famous for it and known as “Navasacha Ganapati” or “Navasala Pavanara Ganapati” in Marathi (Ganapati bestows whenever humbly genuinely prayed a wish) among devotees.
The Birth of Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati
Around 125 years ago, Akkalkot Shri Swami Samarth’s great disciple, Late Ramakrishna Jambhekar Maharaj, who was also passionate devotee of Lord Ganesh and Gayatri Mantra was blessed with Assyssinian ( Siddhi ). One day Swami Samarth asked Shri Jambhekar to bring divine idols. Out of the idols, except two idols, Swami Samarth told to bury in the courtyard of the house of Swami Samarth’s another disciple Shri Cholappa, where Shri Swami Samarth use to momentarily reside. Shri Jambhekar was also told to inhume remaining two idols in front of Lord Ganesh that he usually worshipped. Shri Swami Samarth, told to Shri Jambhekar that a Mandaar tree would grow on the place after 21 years, Swayambhu Ganesh would appear on the sacrosanct place. From that onward people’s devotion would grow in leaps and beyond.
Inside the sanctum is placed the central statue of Lord Ganesha. The idol portrays the Lord with four arms, carrying a lotus, an axe, modakas (sweet dumplings) and a garland of beads, respectively. The upper floors of Shree Siddhi Vinayak Temple of Bombay comprises of the residential quarters of its priests.
Specifically on Tuesday people use to go by Walk without wearing any footwear to
Worship the Sidhivinayak temple in the early morning, from various regions of Mumbai City.
Siddhivinayak or Lord Ganesha holds a very important position in the Hindu mythology. It is believed that any new work, new place or new possession will prosper if one prays to the lord before starting or using it. This is one of the main reasons why renowned people, including politicians and celebrities like Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar and Bal Thackeray, regularly visit the temple.