5 Things You Didn’t Know About Mumbai’s Iconic Siddhivinayak

by Kritika Kukreja
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Mumbai’s Iconic Siddhivinayak

The iconic Ganesh temple in Mumbai holds up a lot of secrets. Here are 5 things you didn’t know about Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai –

1. One Of The India’s Richest Temple

Temple Siddhvinayak receives nearly ₹10-15 crore donations every year. The temple is so rich that the inner roof is plated with gold. 

2. Original temple Was 3.6 Sq. M

The temple was built in 1801 & was a modest 3.6m X 3.6 m brick structure. The building was funded by a rich Agri but childless woman named Deubai Patil. 

3. Grants Wishes Of Barren Women

Laxman Vithu & Deubai Patil built the temple to bless every barren women with a child. The mouse (mushak) in the temple is said to grant wishes that are whispered in its ear.

4. One Of A Kind Ganesha Idol

The idol of Lord Ganesha is carved out of a single black stone. It also has Ganesha’s trunk to  the right instead of left.

5. Bollywood’s Favourite Temple 

The temple is considered to be among the most worshiped temples In India.Celebrities like Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone, Sanjay Dutt are often spotted here.

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