Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Siddhivinayak temple or shree siddhivinayak mandir is one of the most delicate and beautiful temples located in prabhadevi in the heart of Mumbai, Maharashtra. The colossal monument was built on 19 November in the year 1801 by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil,a tribute given to the elephant-headed lord Ganesh and his deity. Inside the temple one will definitely admire when the omnipotent idol of Lord Ganesh with his majestic trunk and four hands holding a lotus, a small axe, holy beads and a bowl full of Modaks, a sweet is consider to be favorite of Ganesha, on each hand is revealed. The temple was built with a small hall locally called mandap along with the shrine which has undergone a complete recovery in the recent past for the accommodation of huge crowd and devotees of Lord Ganesh. Every Tuesday is considered as Puja or worship day and which is done by the main priest of the temple. Enormous people are attaining on that day including various film personalities, politicians, businessmen and sports personalities in order to seek the blessing of lord Ganesha.

Built in the year 1801, the siddhivinayak temple is an absolutely wondrous structure and a manifestation of beauty. The complex-white auspicious temple which is considered as one of the Ashta Vinayak temple in Maharashtra encompasses an area more than 2550 square meter and accompanied by a 30×40 square meter lake on its adjacent side. Inside of the temple there lies a twelve feet pointed dome called Gabhara which was gold plated and inside it a three feet tall auspicious idol of Lord Ganesh has been mounted perfectly. The doors are etched subtly and each has delicate image of lord lord Ganesh and describing various legends about Ganesh and his deity. The most essential aspect about the idol  is that the whole structure was sculpted from one single black stone conveying the prowess in rock-cut structure of ancient India. The elephant-headed deity has his huge and majestic trunk tilted towards right side and accompanied with four hands. By the prophecy a hanuman temple also was built in its vicinity.

Near the temple there are a few places too and worth to visit. Bandra-worli sealink is a real masterpiece. This piece of architectural work actually a bridge over Arabian sea connects Bandra and Worli and saving a lot time. Kamla Nehru park which is located at Malabar hills is close proximate to the temple and was given the name after former Indian PM’s wife. Rajabai clock tower was erected in nineteenth century is located in Mumbai university. Shivaji park located in Dadar is also place worth to visit. In addition,Kopineshwar temple located in Thane, upvan  lake, kihim beach and elephanta caves are the places  often visited by the tourists.

The holy temple can be reached by both rail and roads as it is well connected. Dadar is the nearest station to the Temple and from there one can hop in and access the location. On road, plenty of buses and rickshaws are available.