Ashtavinayak Temples : Siddhivinayaka, Siddtek
Shree Siddhivinayaka, Siddtek
Siddhivinayak Temple is the second Ganesha Temple to be visited during the Ashta Vinayaka Temples Pilgrimage according to Shastras.
Located on the banks of river Bhima, this Ashta Vinayaka Temple of Ganapati is situated in the remote village of Siddhatek, about 200 km east of Pune, in the Karjat Taluka of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra and 20 kms.away from Dound.
The Siddhivinayaka (Ganesha) enshrined in the Siddhivinayak Temple is said to be the one who is capable of granting Siddhi. 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.
Siddhivinayaka, Siddtek: History/Legend
Legend says that Lord Brahma, with the blessings of Lord Ganesh, was busy in creating the world. While this was going on, Lord Vishnu felt asleep and the two demons, Madhu and Kaitabh, emerged from Vishnu’s ears. They started troubling all gods, goddesses and sages. On realizing that only Lord Vishnu could kill the demons, Brahma and other gods requested him to kill them. Though Lord Vishnu fought for about 5000 years, he failed in defeating the demons. On the advice of Lord Shiva, Vishnu worshipped Lord Ganesh. Vishnu was then successful in killing the demons with the blessings of Lord Ganesha. Hence, the place where Vishnu performed penance and gained Siddhi, is known as Siddhatek and Lord Ganesh, who conferred Siddhis, is known as Siddhivinayaka.
Siddhivinayaka, Siddtek: How to reach:
The Siddhivinayak Temple, Siddhatek
Situated on the banks of river Bhima Siddhatek lies in Karjat taluka of
On the Pune- Sholapur
Railway Daund is the station from where one can reach Siddhtek which is 18km
Daund Junction Railway Station, which is 18 km away, is the nearest railway
station on the Pune - Sholapur line. Mumbai Hyderabad Express, Jhelum Express,
Nanded Pune Express, Mumbai Nagercoil Express, Konark Express and Udyan Express
passes through Daund Junction Railway Station.
Buses are available from Pune and Daund to a village called Shirapur, which is a
kilometer away from Siddhatek. From there, one can get on a boat to reach the
temple. An alternate route is the long route of 48 km from Daund-Kashti-Pedgoan.
In the morning some buses ply from Pune directly to Siddhtek.
Pune Lohegaon Airport, around 10 km from Pune, is the nearest airport.
Siddhivinayaka, Siddtek:Contact Details