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Siddhivinayak Temple

Siddhivinayak Temple is a major temple dedicated to the Hindu religion and is associated with Lord Shri Ganesh. It is situated in Prabhadevi, Mumbai and is known as a major place of worship as it is said to fulfil the desires of worshipers.

The temple also has great historical importance. It is also famous for its archaeological beauty as well. The temple was initially constructed by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil on November 19, 1801. It is equipped with a small mandap that has a shrine for Siddhi Vinayak. There are wooden doors engraved with the images of Ashtavinayak. The temple’s inner roof is gold-plated and it also houses a Hanuman temple.

Siddhivinayak Temple is regularly visited by several politicians as well as Bollywood film stars who wish to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha. Siddhivinayak temple is also famous by the names of Navasacha Ganapati or Navasala Pavanara Ganapati.


Siddhivinayak Temple originally had a small 3.6x3.6 m2 construction. It was made of bricks and had a dome-shaped shikhara at the top. A rich Agri woman named Deubai Patil provided finances for the construction of the temple to fulfil her desire of a child. Ramakrishna Jambhekar Maharaj buried two divine idols in front of the temple after being ordered by his guru Hindu saint Akkalkot Swami Samarth. Amandar tree grew there having a svayambhu Ganesha in its branches after a period of 21 years of the burial of the icons.

Siddhivinayak Temple is spread over an area of 2,550 square metres and houses two 3.6 metre Deepamalas. There is also a rest house in the premises along with an accommodation for the caretaker. There is also a lake around the temple, which covers an area of 30x40 square metres. The lake was constructed in the early 19th century to cater to the water needs of people who live around here. However, it is no more a part of this temple’s complex. A Hanuman shrine was constructed here in nearly 1952 after the discovery of an icon of the lord during a road project at Sayani Road in vicinity. The temple started becoming famous and came into the limelight during the 1950s and 1960s. However, the complex area of the temple was reduced during the same period after some portion of the temple was sold by the owner.

Important Information

Laptop computers and cameras are restricted inside the premises of the temple. There is also a provision of lockers in the temple that are available just outside the main gate at a nominal charge of Rs 50 and 20 only. The visitors are also advised to dress appropriately while visiting the temple as it is considered as a sacred place.

Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple, Prabhadevi is the legal name of the temple, which can also be called as Siddhivinayak Temple or simply Siddhivinayak.

Temple Visit

Tuesday is considered as the most auspicious day to visit the temple. However, the temple is also most crowded during this day. Meanwhile, Saturdays and Sundays are also among the crowded days. It is advisable to call at the Temple Reception Office on +91(022)24373626 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to check the status of the crowd before making a plan to visit the temple. The authorities have also established a PRO office just inside the main gate in order to provide assistance and guidance to NRIs and foreigners.

Darshan Arrangements

Authorities of Siddhivinayak Temple have made special arrangements with an aim of facilitating quick and comfortable darshan to all worshippers. There are two type of darshan - general and paid. 

Other Areas

Siddhivinayak Temple has several different areas that cater to the different needs of the devotees. The temple has Enquiry/PRO Counter, Chappal Stand, Abhishek Pooja Booking Counter, Prasad Counter, Washrooms and Medical Facility.

Noble Activities

Siddhivinayak Temple is also involved in several social and charitable activities with the aim of contributing to the society. The temple has organized several events and activities over the years in order to provide support to the needy. Some of the events are donation of laparoscopy machine to Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital, Mumbai Eye Care Campaign and Indus Wellbeing Health Camp 2011.


The operations of Siddhivinayak Temple were managed by a government appointed trustee until 1980. However, in October 1980, the Government of Maharashtra formed Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir Nyas (Prabhadevi) Trust, which has a nine member committee apart from a secretary and treasurer who administer its daily activities.

Some of its notable members are:

  • Subhash Vittal Mayekar - Chairman
  • Nirmala Samant Prabhavalkar - Treasure
  • Satish Jayram Padave - Member
  • Pravin Jagnnath Naik- Member
  • Ramesh Yashwant Prabhoo- Member
  • Dhananjay Haribhau Bardade- Member
  • Nitin Vishnu Kadam- Member
  • Eknath Vyankayya Sangam- Member
  • Beena Chandulal Shah – Member
  • Mangesh Shinde - Executive Officer

Official Address

ShriSiddhivinayakGanapati Temple Trust,

Prabhadevi, Mumbai - 400028

Tel: +91-022-24223206/ 24222072/ 24373626

Fax: +91-022-24221558

Mobile: 09869043610

Email Id: [email protected]

Nearby Attractions

There are several beautiful places nearby to Siddhivinayak Temple that attract interest of tourists from all over the country. Some of the attractions are Haji Ali Mosque and Tomb, Mani Bhavan, Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai Zoo, Mount Mary Church, Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Marine Drive

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