Siddhatek Siddhivinayak Temple is the temple of Lord Ganesha which consider as the second temple visited by devotees who set out on the Ashtavinayak Yatra. The temple is located on the northern bank of the river Bhima in Siddhatek village in the Karjat taluka of Ahmednagar district of Indian state of Maharashtra. Siddhatek Siddhivinayak Temple is only Ashtavinayaka shrine in Ahmednagar district. The temple hall was built by a landlord of Baroda. It was broken in 1939 and rebuilt in 1970 by devotees of Ganesha.
Fact About Siddhatek Siddhivinayak Temple
Address: Siddhatek, Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra, India
Location: 200 km from Pune and 20 km away from Dound, Karjat Taluka of Ahmednagar district
Phone Number: +91-09420944734, 91-09420944734
Built In: 18th century
Built By: Ahilyabai Holkar
Signification: Second temple of the Ashtavinayak Yatra
Dedicated to: Lord Shree Ganesha
Main Attraction: Right-Trunked Lord Ganesh idol
Famous As: Siddhatek Ashtavinayak Mandir
Architecture: Hindu temple style
How to reach By Air: Pune Airport is 110 km from Siddhatek temple
How to reach By Rail: Daund Railway Station is 18 km away from Siddhatek temple
How to reach By Bus or Road: State transport bus service available between Shivaji Nagar bus stand Pune to Siddhatek temple, One can got to Daud-Shirapur-Bhima river. One can cross the river with a boat. Private buses, cars are allowed to go till the bank of river Bhima.
Siddhivinayak Temple is the second Ganesha Temple to be visited during the Ashta Vinayaka Temples Pilgrimage. The idol of lord ganesha in this temple is 3 feet high and the end of its trunk is curved towards its right side. It is believed that the right-trunked Ganesha is very powerful. Ganapati here is depicted with four arms bearing a lotus, an axe, modakas and a garland of beads, flanked by his consorts Siddhi and Riddhi. Lord Vishnu got Siddhi at Siddhatek and thus Ganesh idol here is called as Siddhivinayak. Legend says that Lord Vishnu was successful in killing two demons Madhu and Kaitabh after Brahma and other gods requested him. After fought for about 5000 years with the blessings of Lord Ganesha he was successful in killing both. The place where Vishnu performed penance and gained Siddhi, is known as Siddhatek and Lord Ganesh, who conferred Siddhis, is known as Siddhivinayaka.
Aarti and Darshan Timing of Siddhatek Siddhivinayak Temple
Open Days: Open All Days
Visit Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Best time to visit: July to November
Entry Fee: Free to All
Darshan Timing: 4:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Morning Aarti: 4:30 AM
Saharan Puja: 4:30 AM to 5:00 AM
Khichdi Offered: 10:00 AM
Panchamriti Puja: 11:00 AM
Mahabhog Offered: 12:30 PM
Dhoop Aarti Timing: 8:30 AM to 9:15 PM
The original temple is believed to be built by Vishnu and it was destroyed over time. The idol is Gajmukh, however the belly of the idol is not big. Riddhi & Siddhi are sitting on each lap of Vinayaka. The face is very calm & serene. The Siddhivinayak temple at Siddhatek is on a hill and faces the north. Siddhatek temple trust is under control of Chinchwad Temple Trust. After taking bath, only few selected people can worship the idol by touching it. A beautiful temple of Goddess Yamai at Rashin is just 22 kilometers from Siddhatek is nearest attraction for all tourist.