Originally built in the year 1801 by Deubai Patil and Laxman Vithu this temple is currently one of the richest temples situated in Mumbai. Ironically the current generation of the Patils is dwelling in a condition of utter despair very near to this temple. The Siddhivinayak temple as the name suggests is devoted to the god Ganesha who is mythologically believed to grant all our wishes.
Like in case of the Siddhivinayak temple which has been popularized not only by politicians but also the Bollywood film actors who frequent this place to seek the blessings of lord Ganapati. Devotees also call lord Ganesha or Siddhivinayak as “Navasala Pavanara Ganapati” or “Navasacha Ganapati” in Marathi.
This means lord Ganesha fulfills the wishes of every human being who wishes humbly to him. My visit to this sacred place of worship was a very different and fulfilling experience and I could feel the calmness in the environment of the temple that I carried with me as I headed back to my abode.