Siddhivinayak Temple, Maharashtra
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Siddhivinayak Temple Timings, Mumbai- Regular Days, Tuesday, Festivals
Siddhivinayak means ‘Ganesha who grants your wishes. Siddhivinayak Temple is the busiest and one of the richest temples in Mumbai and India. The Temple is frequently visited by Bollywood stars, other celebrities, and Politicians. Even Tim Cook the CEO of Apple began his India trip after visiting this temple.
Siddhivinayak Temple was originally a square brick structure that was made into a huge temple by a rich Agri woman named Deubai Patil. Deubai Patil did not have a child so she had built this grand temple so that Ganesha would grant the child to childless women.
There’s a Hanuman Mandir near Siddhivinayak Temple. During the road extension project of Sayani Road near Elphinston Road in Mumbai, the workers of the Municipal Corporation unearthed an idol of Shree Hanuman. Then, the idol was brought by the head priest of Siddhivinayak Temple and the temple was built.
Details of Aarti and Darshan at Siddhivinayak Temple –
Shree Darshan – During Shree Darshan, you can stand in a queue and worship Ganesha when your chance comes. There’s always a large number of devotees plunging to Siddhivinayak Temple. You can also buy a VIP darshan for quick darshan.
Timings of Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai.
|Wednesday to Monday Timings||Tuesday Timings||Vinayak Chaturthi Timings|
|Kakad Aarti – 5.30 AM to 6.00 AM||Shree Darshan – 3.15 AM to 4.45 AM||Kakad Aarti – 5.30 AM to 6.00 AM|
|Shree Darshan – 6.00 AM to 12.15 PM||Kakad Aarti – 5.00 AM to 5.30 AM||Shree Darshan – 6.00 AM to 7.30 AM|
|Naivedhya – 12.15 PM to 12.30 PM||Shree Darshan – 5.30 AM to 12.15 PM||Abhishek, Naivedhya, Pooja – 7.30 AM to 1.00 PM|
|Shree Darshan – 12.30 PM to 7.20 PM||Naivedhya – 12.15 PM to 12.30 PM||Shree Darshan – 1.00 PM to 7.20 PM|
|Evening Aarti – 7.30 PM to 8.00 PM||Shree Darshan – 12.30 PM to 8.45 PM||Evening Aarti – 7.30 PM to 8.00 PM|
|Sheeja Aarti – 9.50 PM||Evening Aarti – 9.30 PM to 10.00 PM||Shree Darshan – 8.00 PM to 9.50 PM|
|Temple closed after Sheeja Aarti.||Sheeja Aarti – 12.00 AM||Shreeja Aarti – 9.50 PM|
The Devotees are not permitted in the main Temple from 7.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m., when the Maha abhisheka is performed.
During that time flowers and fruits are not allowed. After 1.00 p.m. darshan will get as per the daily schedule.
Sankashti Chaturthi Timings
- Shree Darshan – 4:30 AM to 4:45 AM
- Kakad Aarti – 5:00 AM to 5:30 AM
- Shree Darshan – The early morning darshan: morning 5.30 a.m. to 90 minutes Before Moonrise at night
- Pooja, Abhishekha, Naivedhya 90 minutes Before Moonrise
- Aarti – prayer at night: After Moonrise (Pooja after Abhishekha)
- Shree Darshan – After Aarti till Quee finished
- Shejaarti – The last Aarti of the day before bedtime: after Moonrise 90 minutes Shejaarti (The temple doors remain closed after shejaarti)
The Temple door is closed during Pooja, Abhishekha, and Aarti for 90 minutes Evening before Moonrise by that time Ganesha Darshan will be possible from a far distance.
Maghi Shree Ganesh Jayanti Timings
- Shree Darshan – 4:00 AM to 4:45 AM
- Kakad Aarti – 5:00 AM to 5:30 AM
- Shree Darshan – 5:30 AM to 10:45 AM
- Pooja, Abhishekha, Naivedhya, and Aarti – 10:45 AM to 1:30 PM
- Shree Darshan – 1:30 PM to 7:20 PM
- Aarti – 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
- Shree Darshan – 8:00 PM to till shejaarti
Shejaarti – The last Aarti of the day before bedtime: Shejaarti after rathashobhayatra finished (The temple doors remain closed after shejaarti)
The Temple door remains closed from Morning 10.45 a.m. to the afternoon at 1.30 p.m. for pooja, naivedhya, and Aarti by that time Ganesha Darshan will be possible from a far distance.
Bhadrapad Shree Ganesh Chaturthi Timings
- Shree Darshan – The early morning darshan: 4.00 a.m. to 4.45 a.m.
- Kakad Aarti – The early morning prayer: 5.00 a.m. to 5.30 a.m.
- Shree Darshan – The early morning darshan: morning 5.30 a.m. to morning at 10.45 a.m.
- Pooja, Abhishekha, Naivedhya, and Aarti – morning at 10.45 a.m. to the afternoon at 1.30 p.m.
- Shree Darshan – afternoon 1.30 p.m. to an evening at 7.20 p.m.
- Aarti – The Prayer in the evening: 7.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
- Shree Darshan – The Night Darshan: 8.00 p.m. to 10. p.m.
- Shejaarti – The last Aarti of the day before bedtime: night 10.00 p. m.(The temple doors remain closed after shejaarti)
The Temple door remains closed from Morning at 10.45 a.m. to an afternoon at 1.30 p.m. for pooja, naivedhya, and Aarti by that time Ganesha Darshan will be possible from a far distance.
About the idol of Ganesha at Siddhivinayak Temple.
The idol of Ganesha at Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai is carved out of a single black stone. Normally, the trunk of Ganesha is placed on the left side. Unusually, the trunk at Siddhivinayak temple is placed on the right side. The upper right and left hands hold a lotus and ax. The lower right and left hands hold a ‘Modak’ and ‘Japmala. ‘ There’s an eye on the forehead of Ganesha which seems like the third of Lord Shiva. there’s a sacred thread on the left shoulder and the right belly of Ganesha, which resembles a snake. There are two idols of Riddhi and Siddhi beside the idol of Ganesha, so the temple is popularly known as Siddhivinayak Temple. The goddess is the symbol of sanctity, success, wealth, and prosperity.
History of Siddhivinayak Temple:
The history of Siddhivinayak Temple dates back to about 125 years ago when Ramakrishna Jambhekar Maharaj was the ardent disciple of Shri Akkalkot Swami Samarth. Also, Ramkrishna Jambhedkar Maharaj was the devotee of Lord Ganesha and Gayatri Mata. Once, Ramakrishna was blessed with Siddhi. Swami Samarth asked Ramakrishna to bring some divine idols. Swami Samarth asked him to bury all idols except two in front of the courtyard of Shri Cholappa (another disciple of Swami Samarth.) The idols that Ramkrishna had that he was instructed to inhume under the Ganesha idol that he worshiped. Ramakrishna then predicted that a Mangar tree will grow there after 21 years and Ganesha will be worshiped at a sacred place.
Ramakrishna had instructed Priest Govind Chintaman Phatak to look after, perform regular religious pooja, etc. of Shree Siddhivinayak Temple.
The past records suggest there was a lake near the temple to meet water scarcity. Now, the lake is a playground and is a part of Kakasaheb Gadgil Marg. There was also a Dharamshala and a rest house for the owner.
The area started developing, the owner sold much of its land and thus the area of the temple was much reduced. Even then, the number of people visiting for the Darshan of Siddhivinayak Temple has drastically increased.
The architecture of Siddhivinayak Temple
The temple has a small mandap with a shrine for Siddhi Vinayak. 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, and the central statue is of Ganesha. In the periphery, there is a Hanuman temple as well.
What will be the best time to visit the Siddhivinayak Temple to avoid crowds?
The best time to visit the Siddhivinayak Temple to avoid crowds would probably in the afternoons. If you just wish to do Darshan of Ganesha then you must visit when there would be no Aartis or Special Puja. You can also plan to visit on Wednesdays, as most of the devotees had already visited the temple on Tuesdays.
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