Siddhivinayak Temple

About Siddhivinayak Temple Mumbai

The Siddhivinayak Temple, the traditional Hindu temple of Lord Ganesh is situated in the city of Mumbai. The Siddhivinayak temple Mumbai commemorates Lord Ganesh, and the temple witnesses huge crowds of Hindu troops. The temple is located in the city of Mumbai, in Prabhadevi, Maharashtra, India. The temple was built by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patel in the year 1801 on 19th November. 

The temple is considered to be on the list of ‘India’s richest temples.’ The temple features the deity Ganesh, and Ganesh is considered to be the God of children. It is said, any wish asked in front of him, does not remain unfulfilled. It is an ancient temple, which is also treated as a historical monument, that depicts the cultures and traditions of Maharashtrian History of serving god. 

Lord Ganesh is a prestigious deity in the state of Maharashtra. The temple also gained popularity due to many Bollywood fame visiting the temple for blessings. Siddhivinayak is popularly known as “Navasacha Ganapati” or “Navasala Pavanara Ganapati because it is said, if you ask Ganesh humbly, he will bless you with Aashirvaad. Later in the 19th century, a small Hanuman shrine was also built within the Temple.

Siddhivinayak Temple

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Timings :Monday to Sunday (5:30 AM to 9:50 PM) except Tuesdays (3:15 AM to 12:30 AM)

Time Required : 30-45 mins

Entry Fee : No entry Fees

Contact Number: 02224224438

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All the ancient temples and monuments in India have an amazing story to tell about their construction and the reason for building it. Being one of the most popular temples in India, the temple has an extraordinary past. The temple’s foundation was started by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil in the 18th Century. Laxman Vithu was the contractor of the temple. And, the temple received its funding from a very rich woman Deubai Patil. Her story says she contributed to the temple to help all the infertile women. She was a childless woman being infertile. She built the temple in hope that Lord Ganesh would listen to all the infertile women and would bless them to bear kids. 

There is another story that mentions Ramakrishna Jambhekar Maharaj who was the disciple of the Hindu saint Akkalkot. It is said he buried two divine idols in front of the temple, on the say of his guru. Later after 21 years, a Mandar tree came out of the spot with a svayambhu Ganesha in its branches.


The Siddhivinayak Temple Mumbai has been built in a traditional architectural style. The old temple consists of a huge hall, free open space in the front, the administrative office of the temple to the right of the temple, and a water tank. The temple was given to a new architect to keep it safe, and a few amendments were made by the new architect. 

The architect Ar. Shri Sharad Athale of SK Athale & Associates did a wonderful job to the temple, after reviewing several temples in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan to understand the history of the temple. The temple’s restoration was started in 1990, and it was completed in 3 years, with an expense of 3 Crore Rupees. The 200-year-old temple was turned into a magnificent ancient Hindu building with the use of marble and pink granite. 


  • One can attend the Aarti Puja done for Lord Ganesh starting in the morning, and it is done several times for Bhakts till 9:50 PM, except on Tuesdays. 
  • The temple holds an immortal value within the heart of Bhakts, which states that any wish asked in front of Lord Ganesh does not remain unfulfilled. 
  • People can attend a lot of things in the Temple, that includes religious festivals like celebrating festivals & Utsavs like Maghi and Bhadrapd Ganeshotsav, cultural programs during Maghi and Bhadrapad Ganeshotsav, and educational activities like Ultramodern Library & Reading Room, Digital Library and Library for the Visually impaired. 

Tips for visiting

If you are staying in the South Mumbai region, you can choose taxis as a carrier to the temple. 
People who are comfortable with buses, and are looking for a cheaper option, can choose buses from Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport. 
Local trains are always an open option to travel to reach Dadar. From Dadar railway station, it is a walk of 15 minutes, so you can either walk or take a cab to the temple. 

Best time to visit

The temple offers a magical experience for the people who visit in the morning. Lord Ganesh is decorated with a lot of respect and humble heart, and the morning sun glorifies the visuals of the temple. There is a schedule of Aarti routine that is done for the deity, and the visitors. The temple becomes a lot crowded during the day, as it is a normal time for somebody to visit. Even the evenings, become a rush as office people find it the most appropriate. So, the best time is in the morning. However, the best months for visiting the temple are June to December. 

Nearby Atractions

  • Bandra Worli sea Link
  • Haji Ali Dargah
  • Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount
  • Bandra Fort

Nearby market/ shopping places

The markets near the Temple are very similar to the ones around all the Hindu temples.  Shops for the things required inside the temple are common. For more advanced shopping, one can go to Ram Gopal Shopping Centre, Star Mall, Palladium Mall, Rangoli Time Complex. 

Nearby Hotels

  • Hotel Kohinoor Park
  • Hotel Karishma
  • ITC Grand Central
  • Hotel Bawa Regency

Interesting Facts About Siddhivinayak Temple

  • The most interesting fact about the temple is that it comes under the list of ‘India’s richest temples.’ 
  • Many celebrities and known people have donated a generous amount of offering for the temple, in hopes of their wishes being fulfilled. 
  • The temple is famous for the fact that infertile women, can ask for the blessings of children. The story of Ramakrishna Jambhekar Maharaj, who buried idols, and 21 years later came out as a spiritual tree holding Ganesh within the branches, keeps us amazed at the power of the Deity. 

Nearby Restaurants

  • Modakam
  • Sin City
  • Garnish Restaurant and Bar
  • Favourite Takeaway
  • Sankalp Restaurant

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Getting In mumbai


Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the International Airport of Mumbai and it is situated about 12 km from the temple. One can take a taxi to the temple. There is also one Domestic Airport in Vile Parle East and it is about 11.4 km from the Sidhivinayak Temple.


If somebody is traveling to the temple by road, there are buses available from Dadar West. You can also find Taxis from Dadar West. 


The temple is situated 2.5 km away from the Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai.

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  • ( 5 - Excellent Based on 1 review )
  • jeevanc207
  • Jaipur
  • ( On january 10, 2022 )
  • 5 - Excellent

Great service and friendly team

Our Rajasthan trip was very unorganized and from day 1 we need to argue for each committed hotel and details. Driver and hotel were not informed in advance and we need to pay 12000/- for the forceful event at the hotel which was never informed to us. Reviews

  • ( 5 - Excellent Based on 1 review )
  • jeevanc207
  • Jaipur
  • ( On january 10, 2022 )
  • 5 - Excellent

Great service and friendly team

Our Rajasthan trip was very unorganized and from day 1 we need to argue for each committed hotel and details. Driver and hotel were not informed in advance and we need to pay 12000/- for the forceful event at the hotel which was never informed to us.

People Also Ask About Siddhivinayak Temple

The temple holds a special value in history. The people of Mumbai are very honored to have such a temple in their state. The history of the temple and the power of the temple are considered very important for all the Hindu Bhakts. They see Lord Ganesh as their wish-fulfiller, and the temple has stories that speak of how Deity Ganesh never leaves the Bhakts empty-handed

No, it is not available for online booking.

Devotees who want to visit the temple fast can get VIP Darshan Tickets which are available at the Ticket Counter for Rs 200.

Siddhivinayak Temple is the temple of Lord Ganesh, and Ganesha is known for his playful nature and foody nature. He will be impressed with our hearts and food. Devotees should wear something that suits them, and is comfortable for them. There is no dress code for the devotees visiting the temple. 

The temple’s location is in Prabhadevi, which is very easily accessible from any part of Mumbai. No matter where you are, the temple can be an easy drive for you. However, Dadar is the nearest place to the temple. 

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