Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai

Siddhivinayak Temple

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119 Ratings & 78 Reviews

About Siddhivinayak Temple

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 5.30 AM - 10.00 PM , Saturday: 5.30 AM - 10.00 PM , Sunday: 5.30 AM - 10.00 PM , Public Holidays: 5.30 AM - 10.00 PM

Siddhivinayak Temple, situated at Prabhadevi, is dedicated to the Lord Ganesha. The temple is known by names like ‘Navasala Pavanara Ganapati’ or ‘Navasacha Ganapati’ among Mumbaikars. Though it was declared sacred on 19th November 1801, it was visited by a large number of devotees only after 1952. People waiting in long queues were seen for the first time in the year 1965 and now devotees have to wait for their turn for hours.

Inside the temple is an idol of Hindu God ‘Ganesha’ that is carved out of a single black stone. It is 2 feet 6 inches high and 2 feet wide, with the trunk on the right. The upper left and right hands of the idol hold an axe and a lotus, respectively. Lower left and right hands hold a bowl full of ‘Modak’ and a rosary (japmala), respectively. Idols of Riddhi and Siddhi Goddesses are placed on either side of the main idol.

Tourists can reach the temple by taking any means of road transport. The nearest station to the temple is the Dadar station from where the station is hardly 10 minutes’ walk away.

What travellers are saying about Siddhivinayak Temple

Experience scale
  • Excellent 53
  • Very Good 18
  • Good 4
  • Average 3
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

2 Video Reviews for Siddhivinayak Temple

Suraj Bafna

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  • Suraj Bafna
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 28 Reviews
  •  55 helpful votes
  •  4965 readers
  • Posted Dec 22, 2016
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Nishchay ailani

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  •  28 helpful votes
  • Posted Sep 6, 2016
Overall Rating
  • 294

78 traveller reviews for Siddhivinayak Temple

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Nita Jain

  • Tourist
  • Nita Jain
  • 10 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  18 readers

"Vighna Vinashak Shri Siddhi Vinayak" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
A devout will most often begin or end a Mumbai trip with a pilgrimage to this holy destination. The carefully ordered protocol takes one to the garb grah of the Lird where he waits patiently for your arrival and gives you His Darshan resolving all your anxieties, worries and wishes.
A must one very devout's itinerary.
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Shikha Sharma

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  • Shikha Sharma
  • Lives in Noida
  • 133 photos
  • 134 Reviews
  •  197 helpful votes
  •  103582 readers

"Lord ganesha"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Lord Ganesha temple in Mumbai and is a very auspicious and ancient. It's in news also many times due to frequent celebrity visits. Must visit if you are in Mumbai and follower of Hinduism
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Tewari Geeta

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  • Tewari Geeta
  • 2 Reviews
  •  56 readers

"Sidhivinayak Namo Namh"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 15, 2017
Ganpati Bappa Mourya ...
We visited temple during Ganpati Festival. The thing we have noticed most is cleanliness of the temple. Very nicely decorated.
We love the place. Jai Ho Ganesh Ji Ki ...
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Rajendra Hegde

  • Tourist
  • Rajendra Hegde
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 11 photos
  • 31 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  3445 readers

"A very sacred place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 20, 2017
If you're in Mumbai do not ever forget to visit this sacred, powerful Hindu temple and seek blessings of Lord Ganapati. It is located in Dadar and you will require a good 1 hour approximately to cover this place as there will be queue.
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Rocky majumdar

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  • Rocky majumdar
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1182 readers

"Great Place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 17, 2017
Nice place to visit. Beautiful temple of lord Ganesha. But they won't allow you to click picture there, but there is locker facility where you can submit your camera, Mobile can be taken to temple.
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  • B7shobhit
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2720 readers

"Peace of Mind Guaranteed"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 4, 2016
Yes, After passing my Professional Exam the first person I had to visit was for sure the 'Bapa', 'Vigna Harta' ( You can call him by millions of name). Once you enter the premises of the Temple you get the feeling a if you are at your home itself.
Their are several stalls selling all type of items to be offered to our Favorite God, be it Modak, Garland, Coconut anything.
The whole are is very neat & clean. There is a separate counter for keeping our Shoes.
Then you get into the line to meet Bappa. The line is also well coordinated.
Then you enter into the main area where you can meet Bappa.
The priest over there are also very cooperative and help us in meeting our God in a proper manner.
Yes this place I open throughout the year & it get crowded on Holidays, Ganesh Chaturthi Festival & Every Tuesday.
But whatever be the day you will feel happy after meeting Bappa once. That's for sure.
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Khem raj Kashyap

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  • Khem raj Kashyap
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 6 photos
  • 11 Reviews
  •  20 helpful votes
  •  16982 readers

"Siddhivinayak Temple Visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 15, 2016
This temple situated in Prabhadevi area of Mumbai houses the deity of Lord Ganesha or the Elephant headed God worshipped by the Hindus.
However, people of other religious faiths are permitted to visit the place.
The entry into the temple is cumbersome because it is necessary to go through a security check of bags and every individual.
By Paying INR 50 you can opt shortest queue to reach Idol
Please note Tuesday its heavily rushed
How To reach : Temple is nearest to Dadar Local Railway Station. You can Take direct Metered Taxi Dadar railway stn. ( Below 30 INR or. 5$)
Over you can opt shared taxi @ INR 10 Per person.
From Mumbai Central its about 6 Km, taxi Will cost you about 100 INR, 1. 5 $.
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Srijan Srivastava

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  • Srijan Srivastava
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 28 photos
  • 103 Reviews
  •  102 helpful votes
  •  65781 readers

"Blessings of Lord Ganesh"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 4, 2016
With the firm belief that nothing new should ever be embarked upon without invoking the blessings of Lord Ganesh, the Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple at Prabhadevi is understandably the most popular of places of worship in Mumbai. It was but a humble consecration by Mrs. Deubai Patil in early 19th century that is supposed to have started attracting hordes of worshippers soon after India's independence to, as it is popularly known.
Located at Prabhadevi in central Mumbai, the temple's idol of Shree Siddhivinayak was carved out of a single black stone with the trunk on the right. This is considered a rather 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 respectively. On the forehead of the deity is an eye, which almost looks like the third eye of Lord Shiva. On both sides of the Lord Ganesh idol are placed one idol each of goddesses Riddhi and Siddhi and it is because of these two deities along with that of Lord Ganesh that the temple is called the Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple. These goddesses signify sanctity, success, wealth and prosperity.
The wooden doors to the sanctum are carved with images of the Ashtavinayak (the eight manifestations of Ganesha in Maharashtra). The inner roof of the sanctum is plated with gold. Consecrated on November 19, 1801, the original structure of the Siddhivinayak Temple was a small 3. 6 meter x 3. 6 meter square brick structure with a misshaped brick. The temple was built by a contractor called Laxman Vithu Patil and was funded by Mrs. Deubai Patil so that Lord Ganesh should grant children to barren women.
An additional festered temple complex has been built over the years and special are performed on the mezzanine floor. The fourth floor houses a library and a Reading room while the kitchen and dining area are on the top floor. A dedicated enclosure inside the temple is for Hanuman, whose statue was unearthed during a road construction project in 1952. It is believed that the two big silver mice statues in the main hall grant the wishes of the faithful if they whisper their requests into their ears.
Interestingly, the temple has adopted modern unfriendly techniques of rainwater harvesting and is self-sufficient in energy with its own solar unit. The daily floral waste is recycled as compost. At the temple's entrance are many shops that sell flowers, fruits and sweets that are bought as offerings to the god. Packets of containing and coconut are available at the temple's outlet within the complex.
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Shvetang Gupta

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  • 32 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  17633 readers

"Spiritual and Peace"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 6, 2016
A famous temple of Mumbai which is near dadar railway station. When you enter in the temple you will feel a peace. I think whoever comes in Mumbai never forget to seen. When you comes out from temple don't forget to take "Prasad ". Really very tasty.
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Deepak Kinra

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  • Deepak Kinra
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 13 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  8416 readers

"Serenity and peace"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 26, 2016
One of the most popular worship spots of the country, the Siddhivinayak temple sees hundreds of people coming there to get their wishes fulfilled. It's a place which gives peace to your mind.
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