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Ganapathi Bappa Moriya: 7 Unknown Facts About Siddhivinayak Temple

Written by: Akshatha Vinayak
Updated: Friday, September 2, 2016, 16:16 [IST]
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Lord Ganesha is one of most loved and respected Gods in India. We dare say you will find him in most of the temples! As the 'remover of obstacles', he rules our hearts as well. Talking of Lord Ganapati, let us know about some unknown facts of the famous Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai city.

Unknown Facts About Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai

Siddhivinayak Temple View
Photo Courtesy: Darwininan

Read on and get surprised by the tales of Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai!

#Fact 1
Ganesha's Trunk On the Right Side!

If you observe Ganesha idols, the trunk usually turns towards his left. In Siddhivinayak Mandir, Ganapati's trunk is towards the right side. It is said that this idol was carved out of a single black stone.

#Fact 2
A Shrine For Women

Siddhivinayak Temple was a small shrine with brick architecture. A big temple was constructed by a lady named Deubai Patil in 1801. Deubai Patil was childless, so it was her wish that Lord Ganesha bless the other women with children who pray here. Hence, she built this shrine.

#Fact 3
Spot Your Favourite Stars

Siddhivinayak Temple is popular and influential; most Bollywood stars come to this temple during film releases and for personal beliefs. So, no surprise if you get a glimpse of celebrities in this mandir.

Unknown Facts About Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai

A closer view of Siddhivinayak Temple
Photo Courtesy: Rakesh

#Fact 4
Richest Temple

Its journey from a small shrine to one of the richest temples in India is incredible. Now the inner sanctum has gold plating and exotic carvings. Siddhivinayak Temple also gets donations up to 100 million every year! Shocking but true. People have a great belief in the Lord.

#Fact 5
Offer Stocks and Shares in Temple

It is the latest news that from now on devotees can offer stocks and shares to Siddhivinayak Temple Trust. Now this makes us call the Lord 'Business Tycoon Ganesha'!

Unknown Facts About Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai

Flower Stalls Near Siddhivinayak Temple
Photo Courtesy: Jon Connell

#Fact 6
Lake in the Temple Complex

Before a lake was surrounding the temple but now that area is made as a ground within the temple complex.

#Fact 7
Discovered Hanuman Idol

Surprisingly, a Hanuman idol was found near Siddhivinayak mandir while road widening process. The the head priest found this idol and brought it to the shrine. Now this Hanuman idol is manifested in a small shrine inside Ganapati Mandir.

Are you surprised? No doubt, you will be amazed by these facts about Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai.

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