Mumbai – Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati

Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple is now ISO 9001:2008 certified.

God Ganesh is presiding deity with his wives Riddhi and Siddhi

Siddhivinayak is famous for it and known as “Navasacha Ganapati” or “Navasala Pavanara Ganapati” in Marathi (Ganapati bestows whenever humbly genuinely prayed a wish) among devotees.

  • The idol of Shree Siddhivinayak was carved out of a single black stone and is 2’6” (750mm) high and 2′ (600mm) wide with the trunk on the right
  • The old temple was consecrated on Thursday, 19th November 1801 on Kartik Shudha Chaturdashi, Shake 1723 in “Durmukh Sanvatsar”.
  • Old temple was in small area and later built big temple

Location: This temple is on the corner of Kakasaheb Gadgil Marg and S.K.Bole Marg in Prabhadevi,

Contact info:

Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple Trust. Prabhadevi, Mumbai.

Phone: +91 22 24373626 /


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Shree Ganesh is the first to be worshipped before beginning any new project or venture as he is the destroyer of obstacles (Vighnaharta). This is Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple at Prabhadevi in Mumbai, a two-century-old Temple that fulfills the desires of the worshipers.

The idol has four hands (Chaturbhuj), which contains a lotus in upper right, a small axe in upper left, holy beads in the lower right and a bowl full of Modaks (a delicacy which is a perennial favorite with Shree Siddhivinayak). Flanking the deity on both sides are Riddhi & Siddhi, goddesses signifying sanctity, fulfillment, prosperity and riches. Etched on the forehead of the deity is an eye, which resembles the third eye of Lord Shiva.


Prior to 1980, The mandir was managed by a Government appointed trustee. Taking into consideration its growing popularity the Government Of Maharashtra , in October 1980, constituted the Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir Nyas (Prabhadevi) Trust and appointed a nine member committee apart from a secretary and treasurer to look after its day-to-day running.

Temple Trust utilizes its resources mainly on following four categories of activities.

Religious Activities:
Celebrating festivals & Utsavs like Maghi and Bhadrapd Ganeshotsav
Mahashivratri pooja
Angarki Chaturthi pooja
Shri. Ramnavami pooja
Magh Mahotsav
Gudipadwa Celbrations

Significance of Different Colors of Lord Ganesha

When a certain person is trying to harm you, a man who is an adept in the science of mantra can stop him from doing any harm by meditations on the turmeric-colored form of Ganesha with the mantra OM HARIDRAA GANAPATAYAE NAMAHA (108 times), sending that energy on that person to stop him from doing any harm. When you want to attract people towards you or your work with good motive and for a noble purpose – without trying to take advantage of the person – then you could meditate on the dawn or crimson-colored Ganapati, saying OM VIJAYA GANAPATAYAE NAMAHA and send that radiant energy towards that person. This power should not be misused. If it is misused, great harm will come to the user.

Dark-colored Ganesha is meditated upon whenever you want to destroy negativity, hatred, demoniac ego, inner or outer enemies. The mantra is OM UCCHHISTA GANAPATAYAE NAMAHA.

To cast away the devils or evil spirits from a haunted home or from the body or mind of a person, you meditate on the brown color of Ganesha. The mantra is OM SHAKTI GANAPATAYAE NAMAHA

Ashtavinayaka Temples

The idols of Ashtavinayaka are self-existent. They are installed in the temples as they were found. Each idol is an incarnation of Lord Ganesha. There are some mythological stories giving the importance of each Ganesha (idol). These stories tell us about why and how these idols of Ganesha got their names and came into existence. The idols are not beautiful like the man made ones but the self-existent appearance of then does please the devotees.

The mangalashtaka (poetic lines spoken at the time of marriage or thread ceremony) of Ashtavinayaka is sang on holy occasions. The sequence of Ashtavinayak pilgrimage, according to the Stotra (poetic lines) mentioned in the Puran is as follows.


Ganesha Mantras
Ganesha mantras are siddhi mantras. Each mantra contains certain specific powers of Lord Ganesha. When chanted with the proper pranayama (rhythmic breathing) and sincere devotion, they will yield good results. In general, Ganesha mantras will ward off all evil and bless the devotee with abundance, prudence and success. Evil spirits dare not enter the home or the mind of the devotee where Ganesha mantras are recited. Some such mantras are given below for the spiritual benefit of the readers.

One more point to remember is that one should bathe or wash the limbs before sitting for repetition of the mantra. Also, one should do three or more pranayama before beginning the mantra. The minimum repetition of the mantra should be one full rosary or 108 times. When this is done at a rigid hour and place regularly for 48 days. it becomes an “upaasana” which means intense meditation which will yield siddhi or spiritual powers. The warning given is that one should use those powers only for healing the sick and other such selfless actions for the benefit of mankind. These powers should not be misused. Misuse of power may bring the curse of the deity

Om Gam Ganapatayae Namaha One may always use it before beginning a journey, a new course in school, new career or job, or before entering into any new contract or business so that impediments are removed and your endeavor may be crowned with success.
Om Sri Ganeshaaya Namaha This mantra is usually taught to all children for their good education. it increases their memory power and they become successful in their examinations. Of course, people of any age may use this mantra when taking courses in a school or university and for success in attaining their degree
Ganesha Gayatri
TANNO DANTI PRACHODAYAAT (Ganapati Upanishad)Meaning:
I know the one-tusked Lord teaching me the oneness. I know the curve-faced one straightening my path. May that elephant-headed God bless me with enlightment
TANNO DANTI PRACHODAYAAT (Narayana Upanishad)Meaning:
I know that transcendental person. May that curve-faced one guide me. May that Ganesha of elephant head inspire and illumine my mind.
TANNO DANTI PRACHODAYAAT (Maibraayani Samhita 2:6-9)Meaning:
I know the mysterious Lord. May His elephant face guide me. May Lord Ganesha illumine my intellect

Ganesh is god of success and removal of any hurdles, pray him before rightful anything you do

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