Tuesday, October 14, 2008


The Siddhi Vinayak temple at Prabhadevi in Mumbai is a well visited one attracting thousands all through the year.The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ganesha. It is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was originally built by Mr. Laxman Vithu and Mrs. Deubai Patil in November 19th, 1801.The temple has a small mandapam (hall) with the shrine for Siddhi Vinayak ("Ganesha that grants your wish"). 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 statute is of Ganesha. In the periphery of the temple, there is a Hanuman temple as well. Ganapati here is depicted with four arms bearing a lotus, an axe, modakas and a garland of beads, flanked by his consorts Siddhi and Riddhi.

Today, Me and my Friend Manasa had been to SidhiVinayak.Every Tuesday, we both surely visit Sidhivinayak as it gives the great immense pleasure.Thousands of devotees prong throng the temple, especially during Angaraki and Sankashti Chaturti days, when there is a continuous stream of visitors for as long as a 24 hour period.

We go by Fast train and come by Slow/Fast train as per the train is scheduled..Today, we left our place by 6.45am and reached Goregaon[E] Station by 7.00am and got the ticket to Dadar[Dadar Return] and boarded the fast train by 7.10am and reached the temple dadar stn by 7.40am and reached SidhiVinayak temple by 7.50am. We purchase flowers, garike, modaka and narikela for Rs.12/- from a lady who is very familiar to us.

For the Security purpose our handbag and even the coconut & what all will be carried by us will be checked through the scanner and even the devotees should undergo security check!!Fine, after all this, we went to Ladies queue and stood hardly for 5-10mins and within 20mins we got the darshan.When u pray god with Indepth Devotion u feel a kind of pleasure and happiness..After a long journey for 45mins in train and 15mins in a rick, u may feel tired. But, the moment you enter the main Gharbagudi of Lord. Sidhivinayak everything vanishes..Then by, 8.25am, we left temple and came to Dadar stn in a share taxi..After, reaching dadar stn, we went to dadar market to purchase Bengaloorina Shamanthige which is very rare in Mumbai..U can find this only in city but not in Suburbs.. we also purchased katiruva mallige hoovu and came back to dadar stn, and boarded Goregaon Local Train which was scheduled for 9:01am and came back to our detination[Goregaon stn] by 9.30am and then reached Gokuldham, by 9.45am.

Today, I had a Nice day..!!Thanks a Lot Manasa Dear!!

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