Shree Siddhivinayak Temple

Situated at Prabhadevi in Mumbai, Sree Siddhivinayak Temple is devoted to Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles. One of the most coveted Hindu places of worship, Shree Siddhiviniyak Shrine is also the richest temple in India. The temple receives donations of around 100 to150 millions every year, which makes it Mumbai city's richest temple. The House of Prayer has been eulogized by politicians and Bollywood film stars who continuously visit it to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha.

Shree Siddhivinayak temple has a castle-like structure with a principal Kalash, that is 12 feet high, 3 others which are 5 feet high, and 33 which are 3.5 feet high. Thus there are 37 gold plated domes crowning the temple. The temple features a small mandap (hall) that houses the revered deity of Lord Ganesha. Flanking the deity on both sides are the statues of Goddesses Riddhi and Siddhi that signify sanctity, fulfillment, prosperity and riches in Hindu mythology. The wooden doors that lead to the sanctum are carved with images of the Ashtavinayak (the eight manifestations of Ganesha in Maharashtra). The inner roof of the temple is plated with gold. There is also a Hanuman temple in its premises.

The time for worship and aarti(holy songs) are as under

Kakad Aarti – The early morning prayer: at 5.30 am to 6.00 am

Shree Darshan – morning at 6.00 am to afternoon 12.15 pm

Naivedhya – afternoon at 12.15 pm to afternoon 12.30 pm

Shree Darshan – afternoon at 12.30 pm. to evening 7.20 pm

Aarti -Evening – The evening Prayer: 7.30 pm to 8.00 pm

Shree Darshan – at 8.00 pm to 9.50 pm

Shejaarti – at night, 9.50 pm (The temple doors remain closed after shejaarti)

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