The Shree Siddhivinayak temple in Siddhatek is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The temple is one of the Ashtavinayaka, the Eight revered shrines of Lord Ganesha in Maharashtra and the only Ashtavinayaka temple in Ahmednagar. The Siddhivinayak temple is the second temple of Lord Ganesha which is visited during the Ashtavinayak Yatra.
Located on the banks of the Bhima River, this Ashtavinayak temple is located in the remote village of Siddhatek, about 101 km east of Pune, in the Karjat Taluka district of Ahmednagar, Maharashtra and 26 km away from Dound. The temple is accessible from the small town of Shirapur, in the district of Pune, on the south bank of the river, from where it is accessible by boat or on a newly built bridge.
To appease the divinity, devotees often perform pradakshina (Circumambulation) of the hill seven times, despite the fact that there is no paved path and that the path passes through thorny bushes. The temple is located on a hill, surrounded by the thick foliage of Babul trees and is located about 1 km from Siddhatek village.
The Siddhivinayak (Ganesha) enshrined in the Siddhivinayak Temple is said to be the one who is capable of granting Siddhi (spiritual power). It is believed that it was here on the Siddhatek Mountain, that Vishnu acquired Siddhi and as such the idol of Lord Ganesh here is called as Siddhivinayak (Siddhi: ‘spiritual power’, Vinayak: Lord Ganesha Name).
Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Temple Timings:
5:30 AM to 9:30 PM on all Days.
Photography is not allowed in Siddhatek Siddhivinayak Temple
Free Vehicle Parking is available near the temple.
Stay available at Siddhatek Siddhivinayak Temple, Bhakt Niwas Phone No: +91-9420944734
Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Temple History:
Legend has it that Lord Brahma, with the blessings of Lord Ganesha, was engaged in the creation of the world. Meanwhile, Lord Vishnu felt sleepy and the two demons, Madhu and Kaitabha, rose from Vishnu’s ears. They began to alarm all divine beings, goddesses and sages. Realizing that only Lord Vishnu could execute evil spirits, Lord Brahma and various gods asked him to kill them. Despite the fact that Lord Vishnu has fought for over 5,000 years, he bombed to defeat the evil presences. Following Lord Shiva’s advice, Vishnu adored Lord Ganesh. Vishnu was effective in executing evil spirits with the gifts of Lord Ganesha. Therefore, when Vishnu made compensation and recovered Siddhi is known as Siddhatek and Lord Ganesha, who gave him Siddhis, is known as Siddhivinayak.
How to Reach Siddhatek Siddhivinayak Temple:
Pune International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport are the nearest Airports to Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Temple.
Daund and Pune railway stations are the nearest railway stations to Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Temple.
Buses are available from Pune and Daund to Shirapur village, which is 1 km from Siddhatek. From there, one can embark on a boat to reach the temple. An alternative route is along 48 km from Daund-Kashti-Pedgoan. In the morning, some buses leave Pune directly for Siddhtek.
Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Temple Address:
Siddhatek: Shree Siddhivinayak Mandir,
Shree Kshetra siddhatek Siddhatek,
Taluka – Karjat. District,
Maharashtra – 414403.
Phone/Mobile No.: +91-09420944734 | 094203 43821
Distance to Other Ashta Vinayaka Temples:
Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Temple to Shri Girijatmaj Lenyadri Ganpati Temple 180 km
Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Temple to Ranjangoan Mahaganapati Temple 93.2 km
Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Temple to Theur Shree Chintamani Vinayaka Temple 82.2 km
Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Temple to Pali Ballaleshwar 250 km
Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Temple to Morgaon Shri Mayureshwar 76.1 km
Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Temple to Ozar Vigneshwar Temple 168 km
Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Temple to Mahad Sri Varad Vinayak Temple 196 km