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Siddhi Vinayak Temple

Siddhi Vinayak Temple is an 18th century shrine, situated at Prabhadevi, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The presiding deity here is Siddhi Vinayak (Lord Ganesh) flanked Siddhi and Buddhi (goddesses who signify sanctity, fulfillment, prosperity and riches).

The temple enshrines a black stone idol of Ganesh with four hands (Chaturbhuj) holding a lotus in upper right, a small axe in upper left, holy beads in the lower right and a bowl full of 'Modaks' (a favourite delicacy of Ganesh). There is an eye on the forehead of the deity which resembles the third eye of Lord Shiva.

Most noteworthy feature of the temple is the trunk of Lord Ganesh is curled towards his right, in the valampuri mode.

The temple has a 'Kalash', which is a pointed dome of 12 ft, a high sanctum sanctorum which is plated in gold. The Gabhara (sanctum sanctorum) is a spacious enclosure with 3 main doors made of perforated wood, which depicts Ashta Ganapati, Ashta Lakshmi and Dashavatar.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Greater Mumbai
Location: Mumbai    


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