Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: When and from which gate to go to Siddhivinayak temple and know how to get darshan

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: When and from which gate to go to Siddhivinayak temple and know how to get darshan

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: When and from which gate to go to Siddhivinayak temple and know how to get darshan

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Ganesh Chaturthi is on 19th September. The 10-day Ganpati festival begins from this day, which ends on the occasion of Anant Chaturdashi. On the occasion of Ganpati festival, the idol of Lord Ganesha is installed at home and he is worshipped. Grand pandals are also decorated on the Ganpati festival, where Lord Ganesha is installed. On this occasion, people also visit famous Ganesh temples across the country.

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There are many big and ancient Ganapati temples in India. The most famous Ganesh temples are in Maharashtra. One of these is in Mumbai where people come from far away places. Celebrities also visit this temple. It is believed that by seeing and worshiping Lord Ganesha here, wishes are fulfilled. For this reason the name of this temple is Siddhivinayak Temple.

Siddhivinayak Temple of Mumbai is very famous. There is always a crowd of devotees here. If you want to visit Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai on the occasion of Ganpati Utsav, then know what are the opening and closing times of the temple and which gate would be better to go for darshan. Know in this article how to easily visit Siddhivinayak temple during Ganpati festival.

History of Siddhivinayak Temple

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The city of Maharashtra state Mumbai has the most popular temples of Lord Ganesha, one of them is Siddhivinayak Temple. The name of this temple is Siddhivinayak because the trunk of the Ganesh idol installed here is bent towards the right. A temple with such an idol of Ganapati is considered a Siddha Peetha. Another name of Lord Ganesha is Vinayak, hence this temple is called Siddhivinayak. This temple was built on 19 November 1801.

How to reach Siddhivinayak Temple


To reach Siddhivinayak Temple, you can travel by Mumbai local train or cab or bus. The temple is in South Mumbai. If you want to travel by local train then go to Dadar Railway Station for Siddhivinayak Temple, from there reach Prabha Devi by taxi. The distance of the temple from the railway station is only 15 minutes, if you wish, you can also reach the temple on foot.

When does Siddhivinayak Temple open and close?

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There is a time for opening and closing of the doors of Siddhivinayak temple. Siddhivinayak Temple is open from 5:30 am to 9:50 pm. Meanwhile, devotees can visit the temple for darshan. There is a lot of crowd in the temple on Tuesday, so if you are going to the temple on Tuesday, be prepared for the crowd.

How to enter Siddhivinayak Temple


There are two entry points into the temple. One is Siddhi Gate and the other is Riddhi Gate. You can enter the temple from both the gates. Siddhi Gate allows free entry, anyone can enter the temple through this route, hence there is a lot of crowd at the gate. There is less crowd at Riddhi Gate, because entry fee has to be paid to enter the temple from this gate.


If you have less time and do not want to stand in long queues for darshan, then you can adopt this option of darshan by paying money. Also, there are special arrangements for entry into the temple for senior citizens, mothers with small children, NRIs and disabled people.

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