Siddhivinayak Temple, Siddhatek, Ahmednagar district

Address : State Maharashtra, Siddhatek, Siddhtek, Maharashtra 414403

District : Ahmednagar

Phone :  Not Available

Completed : Before 17th century

Deity : Ganesha as Siddhivinayak

Famous For : Siddhivinayak Temple of Siddhatek

Overview :

The Siddhivinayak Temple of Siddhatek is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom. The temple is one of the Ashtavinayaka, the eight revered shrines of Ganesha in the Indian state of Maharashtra and the only Ashtavinayaka shrine in Ahmednagar district. The temple is located on the northern bank of the river Bhima in Siddhatek in the Karjat taluka of Ahmednagar district. The nearest station is Daund (19 km). The temple is accessible from the small village of Shirapur in Pune district, on the southern bank of the river, from where it can be reached by boat or newly constructed bridge. Other routes are (48 km) Daund-Kasti-Padgaon, Shirur-Shrigonda-Siddhatek, Karjat-Rashin-Siddhatek. The temple stands on a hillock, surrounded by
thick foliage of Babul trees and is located approximately 1 km from the core Siddhatek village. To propitiate the deity, devotees often perform pradakshina (Circumambulation) of the hillock seven times, even though there is no paved road and the path passes through thorny shrubs. Though Siddhatek is prescribed to the second temple to be visited in the Ashtavinayak circuit after the foremost Morgaon, pilgrims often visit it third after Morgaon and Theur, as it is a more convenient route. The Ganesha icon here is with his trunk turned to the right. Usually, the trunk of Ganesha is depicted turned to his left. It is believed that the right-trunked Ganesha is very powerful, but difficult to please. This is the only Ashtavinayaka shrine where the deity has his trunk to the right.[6] Traditionally, an icon whose trunk is to the right is named “Siddhi-Vinayaka”, the giver of siddhi (“accomplishment, success”, “supernatural powers”). The temple is thus considered as a jagrut kshetra where the deity is said to highly powerful.

Timing : 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
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