When we talk about the most popular places of worship in Mumbai, one place that comes to our mind is “Shree Siddhivinayak Temple” located in Prabhadevi region of Mumbai where huge crowd of devotees come to take blessings of Lord Ganesh. The temple has beautifully carved wooden doors possessing images of Ashtavinayak being carved on this wooden door. Ceiling of sanctum is known to be gold plated. Devotees believe that Lord Ganesh of Shree Siddhivinayak Temple always fulfil their wishes without fail. This temple is most often visited by many Politicians, Business Tycoons and Filmy celebrities. If you are a true devotee of Lord Ganesh and want to spend your weekends effectively, then just hop on bike rentals in Mumbai from Ziphop.in and take a trip towards “Shree Siddhivinayak Temple”.
How to reach
When you are in or near by the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus or VT station, you need to take the route to Dadar and then reach RBSK Bhole Marg, Prabhadevi in central Mumbai, where the “Shree Siddhivinayak Temple” is located. Tuesday is marked as a special day to visit this temple and is very crowded including Saturday and Sunday. There is a PRO office for assistance and guidance of NRIs and foreigners, related to sightseeing and dos and don’ts inside the temple.
What to see and do
To make your weekends more exciting, you can decide to have a 24-48 hours itinerary tour to “Shree Siddhivinayak Temple and nearby places. “Shree Siddhivinayak temple” was built way back in the18th century by a contractor called Laxman Vithu Patil in order to keep Lord Ganesh happy so that he could give children to barren women. It is believed that the two big silver mice statues of the main hall grant the wishes of the devotees when they whisper the requests into their ears. Packets of ‘prasad’ filled with ‘laddus’ and coconut ‘barfi’ are available at the temple’s outlet inside the complex. As visiting the temple takes a whole day, you can have the sightseeing of the temple on the first day and then do some shopping at the nearby Dadar market.
On the second day of your tour you can visit Shivaji Park, the city’s largest park that has historical and cultural value and Ravindra Natya Mandir which is a well-known auditorium for drama and music shows, both situated at the vicinity of the temple.
Where to eat
“Shree Siddhivinayak temple” has a very well managed kitchen and dining area on the top floor where delicious and simple meal in the form of ‘Prasad’ is given to hundreds of devotees on daily basis. Or if you want to eat somewhere else then China Spice, Shree Siddhivinayak Refreshments, Amarnath Fast Food and Down Town Dhaba are few good eateries that serve pure vegetarian, Indian as well as continental dishes.
Where to stay
When you are in Mumbai, you will have ample of options from budget hotels to luxurious suites for a comfortable stay, according to your requirement.