India is the birthplace of four of the world’s major religions, which are Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. It is a land of faith, spirituality and mysticism. In Mumbai alone, there are a number of religious structures, which include Buddhist and Hindu temples, Islam mosques, and Christian churches. An important Hindu temple that is dedicated to the Lord Ganesh is the Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir or simply, Siddhivinayak Temple.
This iconic temple was built on November 19, 1801 by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil. The Patil clan used to be among the wealthiest in Mumbai; sadly however, they are now in deep poverty, making their homes near the temple, despite the fact that the temple is now [Read more…]