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Siddhivinayak temple is a Hindu temple in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh and is more popularly known as Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir - where “Mandir” means temple.

It is located in the area of Prabhadevi, Mumbai and is one of the richest temples in India.

History

Siddhivinayak Temple was constructed on 19 November 1801 by a contractor called Laxman Vithu on 19 November 1801, and was funded by a rich Agri woman named Deubai Patil. It is said that she was childless due to infertility, and decided to get the temple built so that other infertile women can pray to Lord Ganesha to grant them children. Siddhi Vinayak means "Ganesha” who grants your wish" so this way the temple is dedicated to the Vinayak or Ganesha’s deity that will grant your wishes.

The original structure of the Siddhivinayak Temple was a square brick structure of 3.6 metre x 3.6 metre with a dome-shaped brick. The 2550 temple complex had two 3.6 metre Deepamalas, a rest house and living quarters for the caretaker

In the 1950s and 60s, the fame of the temple spread and a significant number of devotees began visiting, and in the 1970s, the number of devotees increased dramatically.

Architecture

The temple has a mandap with the shrine for Lord Siddhi Vinayak. The wooden doors to the sanctum are carved with images of the Ashta-Vinayak (which means eight manifestations of Ganesha in the state of Maharashtra).

The inner roof of the sanctum is plated with gold, and the central statue is of Lord Ganesha. The exterior of the temple consists of a dome which is lit up with multiple colours in the evenings and they keep changing every few hours. The statue of Shri Ganesha is located exactly under the dome.

Additional Information for Visitors

In the current situtation, only 100 people are allowed in the premises every hour, and no more than 1,000 in a day.

You can book your visits online through the temple’s official mobile application – the Siddhivinayak app by entering your details to register on and selecting “Appointment Booking”. After this you need to mention the number of people who you’re booking tickets for, and select your date for the darshan, along with appointment type (free or for Rs.100) and then pick your time slot to get a QR code. The QR code is generated, which you can get scanned to enter the temple after undergoing temperature checks and sanitising yourself.

Another option is to directly at one of the counters outside the temple, but this is not advised in the current scenario.