Ashtavinayak of Siddhatek is called Siddhivinayak. Siddhatek is located in the Ahmednagar district. Siddhatek is one of the most famous Ganesha temples of Ashtavinayak.
Distance from Mumbai is 250 kms
Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India.
Siddhatek Temple of Siddheshwar is on the bank of the Bhima river. The legend says the original temple was built by Lord Vishnu.
The present structure of the temple was built in phases. The sanctum of the temple of Siddhatek was built by AhilyabaiHolkar in the late 18th century CE. The nagarkhana has kettledrums placed in it which was built by SardarHaripantPhadke from the Peshwas. The outer sabhamandap was built by a landlord from Baroda named Mairal which seemed to have broken in 1939 and was reconstructed by 1970. The black stone is used for the construction of this temple. The idol at Siddhatek is unique and important.
Siddhatek Temple is on the banks of the Bhima river, and the temple is on a small hillock.
The region has a hot-semi arid climate year-round with an average temperature between 19-33 degrees Celsius.
April and May are the hottest months in the region when the temperature reaches up to 42 degrees Celsius.
Winters are extreme, and the temperature can go as low as 10 degrees Celsius at night, but the average daytime temperature is around 26 degrees Celsius.
The annual rainfall in the region is around 763 mm.
Things to do
Siddheshwar of Siddhatek is said to be visited by Devotees when you are on an AshtavinayakYatra. One can even do Pradakshina (Circumambulation), around the temple and the hillock.
There are many shops near this temple where one can buy various souvenirs.
Nearest tourist places
There are various places that a tourist can visit:
- Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary (30 KM)
- Khandoba Temple Jejuri (77 KM)
- AshtavinayakMorgaon (57.3 KM)
- Ujani Dam (55.7 KM)
- Palasnath Temple (35.8 KM)
- Ahmednagar Fort (88.9 KM)
Special food speciality and hotel
Maharashtrian cuisine is easily available in nearby restaurants.
Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station
There are various accommodation facilities near this Temple.
- The nearest police station from the Temple is DaundTaluka police station, approximately 18 KM.
- Ashwood Memorial Hospital is the nearest Hospital at a distance of 18.2 KM
Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit
The temple opens at 5.30 A.M and closes at 9.30 P.M
One can visit this place at any time of the year.
The festivals of Ganesh Chaturthi and MaghiChaturthi are celebrated in the months of August and February respectively.
There is no entry fee.
Language spoken in area
English, Hindi, Marathi