Siddhivinayak Temple

Shree Siddhivinayak temple is one of the richest temples in the country with huge amounts of donations, in the range of Rs 100 million to 150 million a year, pouring in from all corners of the world.The original temple was a modest 3.6 sq.m. brick structure which was then renovated into a building due to the generous donation by a rich Agri woman named Deubai Patil.The playground that you see near the Siddhivinayak complex was formed by filling up a 19th century lake facing the eastern and southern side of the temple. The complex also once housed a living colony for its caretakers.

The Hanuman temple in the complex was built in 1952 when a Hanuman idol, unearthed and abandoned during road repairs nearby, was brought over to the Siddhivinayak complex by its then head priest.The Siddhivinayak Ganesha idol is quite unique and unusual as it was carved out of a single black stone and has Ganesha’s trunk to the right instead of left.

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