Sri Siddhivinayak Temple ( Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Shri Siddhivinayak Temple situated in holy land of Maharashtra Mahim east near by railway station. The siddhi vinayak has its own speciallity. In 1987 the vision came from lord Ganapathi in to the heart of Shri Chellappa and today we see a holy construction consist of different idols and lords.Shri Chellappa initiated the process of converting his earnings in to construction of the temple and the contribution from wellwishers. He was not even able to afford stay but still he had the vision for constructing a raja gopuram for siddhi vinayak.
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The special visit made by Shri-Muruga Kirubananda Warier in 1996-repeated visit by Kanchipuram Periyar Shri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal during 1998-2000. Thiruvaarkadu Ramada’s Swamigal, Jayaendra Saraswathi chaired the Kumbhabishegam, Madurai Thiru Moorthi Siththar in 2006 laid the Dhakshinamoorthi statue in the presence of all these personalities increased the holiness of the temple.
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The temple carries four times routine pooja daily and on Tuesday and Friday during the rahu kala pooja for durga devi, special god message is passed by an devotee, thiru vilaku pooja, shankada chathoordhi special pooja and annadanams are followed as per the need, Ganesh Chaturthi, Iyyappa Mandala pooja, Hanuman Jayanthi, Navrathri Vijayam, Mahashivrathri,Nagapanchami,Thai Poosam,Vaikasi Visakam,Shani Peyarchi & Guru Peyarchi are specially celebrated.
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The temple is built in Dravidian architectural style. The temple posse’s vast courtyards spacious hall and sculptural pillars with cement. The garba graham is made with enshrining big sized black granite idol of lord sddhi ,budhi ,sameja vinayaga with mouse. several mandaps are installed with adorable deities like durga devi,lord hanuman placing on the left valli deivanai, sameda Subramanian and on right lord Ayyappan made of five metal idol like the idol of the sabari malai. The rules and regulation underlines the principles of Sabarimalai Idol .
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Lord dhakshina moorthi (guru bagwan) takes his place on the right side of lord iyyappa. In the back of vinayagar garba graha lord shiva, lord nagarajar and nagamma shiva linga is place under the pimple tree. Navgrihas are placed in the right side of the temple attracting devotees from all over the places with several devotional activities conducted throughout the year for all the dieties.
The temple top is constructed with raja gopuram at a height of 45 feet from the ground sculptured with 80 dolls of deities in gopuram rajagopuram are the special treat for eyes, 19 feet cement idols of hanuman also reminds the history of Ramayana mentioning the war in Srilanka on the Rajagopuram. Raja Gopurams is the biggest structure built for Ganesh Temple in Dharavi Mumbai with southern architectural style.