Situated in Prabhadevi in Mumbai the “Siddhivinayak Temple” devoted to Lord Ganesh is a renowned temple. This temple has over the years developed into a very significant landmark in the history of the “City that never sleeps”. In the local language Marathi this temple is also known as “Navasacha Ganapati” or “Navasala Pavanara Ganapat” which when literally translated in English means “Ganpati bestows whenever humbly and genuinely prayed”. Important travel information about this “landmark temple” is as follows
a. Best time to visit Siddhivinayak Temple:
This temple is located in the city of Mumbai. So the best time to visit this temple is during winters which begins in November and ends in March as the climate during this period is extremely pleasant.
b. How to reach Siddhivinayak Temple:
Siddhivinayak Temple Map
1. By train:
The nearest railway station to this temple is located in Dadar. The Dadar Railway Station is well connected to major cities across the country.
2. By road:
There are a number of bus services from states across the country that connects to the city of Mumbai. Locally there are a number of city buses i.e. B.E.S.T that are available to this landmark temple.
3. By air:
The nearest domestic airport to this temple is located in the suburb of Ville Parle/ Santa Cruz while, the international airport is located in Sahar. Both the international and domestic are well connected to major cities and countries respectively.
c. Religious significance:
According to a story a rich woman called Deubai Patil was responsible for funding the construction of this temple. This was simply due to the fact that she being a childless woman. She hoped that building this temple would please Lord Ganesh and, he in turn would bless all childless women who worship him with children eventually. This temple was eventually constructed on the 19th November 1801 by a contractor called Laxman Vithu Patil. Today this temple has achieved cult status as a religious site with many celebrities that include cricketers, movie stars etc frequently paying a visit to this temple.