Siddhivinayak Temple

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.

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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:

If you intend to travel to Siddhivinayak Temple  by road then Pune and Navi Mumbai are located in close proximity.

a. How to reach Siddhivinayak Temple  from Pune : The shortest route to reach Siddhivinayak Temple  from Pune is via Bengaluru – Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai – Pune Hwy as depicted in the map above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.

b. How to reach Siddhivinayak Temple  from Navi Mumbai : The fastest route from Navi Mumbai to Siddhivinayak Temple is via Bengaluru – Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai – Pandharpur Rd/Mumbai – Pune Hwy/Sion – Panvel Expy and the route map is depicted above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.

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.

Accommodation – Hotels, Resorts and Home Stays in and around Siddhivinayak Temple:

Click on the link here to check out the places to stay near Siddhivinayak Temple , Maharashtra  on Google Maps.

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