Siddhivinayak Temple


Located at Prabhadevi in central Mumbai, the idol of Shree Siddhivinayak was carved out of a single black stone with the trunk on the right which is rather an unusual appearance of Lord Ganesh. The upper right and left hands hold a lotus and an axe respectively while the lower right and left hands hold a rosary (japmala) and a bowl full of ‘modak’. On the forehead of the deity is an eye, which is like the third eye of Lord Shiva. On both sides of Lord Ganesh are placed one idol each of goddesses Riddhi and Siddhi. It is because of this that the temple is called the Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple. These goddesses signify sanctity, success, wealth and prosperity. Tuesday is the main day of Darshan and Puja, but this temple is frequented by hundreds of devotees every day.


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