Siddhivinayak Prabhadevi

Siddhivinayak_Prabhadevi Temple
The Siddhivinayak temple is located in the Prabhadevi area of Mumbai and is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. This 200 year old temple is one of the most popular Ganesha temples in the city. Every Tuesday devotees throng this temple in the firm belief that their wishes will be fulfilled. The temple was recently renovated in 1994, to accommodate the huge crowds that throng the temple everyday and especially during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. There are television sets installed outside for those who do not have time to wait in the long serpentine queues that lead to the temple inside.
Siddhivinayak_Prabhadevi Temple
It is one of the most popular Hindu temples of Mumbai city. The idol of Lord Ganesh is two and a half feet in height and two feet in width. An interesting feature of the Ganesh statue at the Siddhivinayak temple is that the trunk turns to the right, usually not often found on Ganesh idols.

On auspicious Tuesdays, the serpentine queue of worshippers is over 2kms long. People stand for several hours with offerings of flowers and coconut, waiting patiently for a two minute "Darshan" or meeting with the Lord. The path to the divine is never easy, but it is said that those who tread it with true devotion will always have their wishes fulfilled.

For more information about Siddhi Vinayak Temple, visit their web-site at http://www.siddhivinayak.org