“ सर्वमङ्गलमाङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके । शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥


2015-06-06 11:32:38, comments: 0

Sthito Bhimatire Jagadvan Kamen Harina |
Vijetu Daityo Tachuti Malbhavou Kaitabhamadhu ||
Mahavighnarten Prakhar Tapasa Seitpado |
Ganesh Siddhisho Girivarvapu Panchjanak ||

MEANING: Lord ShriHari Vishnu, who was surrounded by fierce calamities, performed penance on mountainSiddhtek which is on the bank of river Bhima. On receiving boon from Lord Shree Ganesh, Lord Vishnu Killed two demons Madhu & Kaitabh. Oh! Lord Siddheshwar Shri Ganesh Accept my salutation.

Lord Vishnu got Siddhi at Siddhitek as such Ganesh idol here is called as Siddhivinayak. It is believed that Siddhivinayak leads work to the completion. Shree Siddhivinayak is suppose to be jagrut place (awakened) of Shree Ganesh.

Morya Gosavi Of Morgaon & Narayan Maharaj of Kedgaon have attained siddhi here. Peshva Senapati Shree Haripant Phadke resume his lost post by performing Vianayak’s penance for 21days.


The idol is swayambhu, three feet tall, facing north with his trunk turned right. Idol is Gajmukh, however beilly of the idol is not big. Riddhi & Siddhi are sitting on one lap of Vinayaka. Face is very clam & serene.

The Pradakshana (circimnavigation) of this god is said to be very fruitful. One has to travel 5 km. to complete one Pradakshana as the idol is attached to the hill itself.


Siddhatek is situated on the banks of river Bhima. On crossing the river, while going towards the temple, you will come across the place where sage Vyas had performed yadnya (sacrifices). It is said that, years ago there was a heap of ashes from this sacrificial fire. However, this place is now covered by water. The road leading to main temple was built by Pashwa’s Senapati Haripant Phadke.

Shree Siddhivinayak’s Temple is on the hill top facing north. Sanctum of the temple, which is fifteen feet high & ten feet broad was built by Ahilyabai Holkar.

The swayambhu idol of Shree Siddhivinayak is placed in brass frame. Brass idol of jay & vijay are placed on both side of siddhivinayaka. In the sanctum itself there is a shivapanchayatan & goddess Shivai’s small temple. Hall of the temple was previously built by Baroda’s landlord late Shri Mairal. It was broken in 1939 & was rebuilt by all Ganesh devotees in 1970. Nagarkhana on the main gate was built in memory of Shree Haripant Phadke.

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