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Siddhatek is situated at the bank of river Bhima, Karjat Taluka of Ahmadnagar District.


From Pune : 96 Kms by road ( Pune -Hadupsur-Loni-Yavat-Choufulla-Patus-Daund-Shirapur-Siddhatek). By this route you have to cross the river by ferry.
Another route of 126 Kms by road(Pune -Hadupsur-Loni-Yavat-Choufulla-Patus-Daund-Kashti-Pedgaon-Siddhatek).

Bus Service
: From Pune Shivajinagr or swargate you will get bus at regular interval.

Rail Facilities
: Nearest railway station is Daund on Pune Solapure route. From Daund you can get bus service at regular interval.

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Mythological Story

Lord Brahma decided to create this universe again. Therefore he seeked the help from Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha appeared before Lord Bramha and gave the blessing. . In return of which Lord Bramha offered Him, His daughters Siddhi and Riddhi. As Lord Brahma started creating the universe again, two devils named Madhu and Kaitubha appeared from Lord Vishnu's ear. They started troubling Lord Bramha, due to which the process of creation of Universe was disturbed. Lord Bramha approached Lord Vishnu for the help and asked to get rid off both these devils. Lord Vishnu challenged both the devils & fought with them for more than 5000 years but no one succeeded in that battle. Lord Vishnu asked the reason for the failure from Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva told before the battle you didn't prayed to Lord Ganesha. Now you do the tapascharya and please Lord Ganesha. Lord Vishnu went to a small lonely mountain and prayed to Lord Ganesha until he appeared before him. Lord Ganesha gave Siddhi to Lord Vishnu to kill both the devils. With the help of Siddhi Lord Vishnu killed both the devils. After which Lord Vishnu built a big temple on the spot where he got Siddhi from Lord Ganesha. The idol of Lord Ganesha was made from Gandaki stone and named this idol as Siddhivinayak and the place as Siddhatek.

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About Idol and Temple

The temple is on small mountain with main door facing towards north. On the main door, there is a Nagar- khana from where big nagaras are played on sunrise and sunset. The main Gabhara is built by Shrimati Ahilyabai Holkar. Besides Siddhivinayak Idol, there are two statues of Jay & Vijay. In one corner of Gabhara there is Shejghar or Bedroom of Siddhivinayak. In another corner there is Shivpanchayat, complete family of Lord Shiva. There is also a temple of Lord Vishnu near this temple. The idol is Swayambhu in sitting posture; whose height is 3 ' and width is 2.5 ' approx., which is facing towards north. Siddhivinayak's trunk is turned towards right, which means one has to follow more rules and regulation while worshiping god (Kadak Sovale). On one of His thigh the, idol of Riddhi and Siddhi are sitting. When one sees the idol it gives a very nice devotional feeling. There is idol of son, moon & garuda on upper side of throne and King Nagraj is in the center.

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For Lodging and Boarding you can contact below:
1) Mr.Gajanan Purohit. Phone 02489 - 22760 /22316
2) Siddhivinayak Lodging & Boarding , Siddhtek .

Note : Avoid travelling during rainy season to this place.

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Daily Proceedings.

4:00 a.m. Main Gate is opened.
4:30 to 5:00 a.m. Regular pooja of Siddhivinayk.
10:00 a.m. Khicahdi is offered as Naivedya.
11:00 a.m. Panchamruti Pooja
12:00 p.m. Mahanaivedya. After sunset Third Pooja .
8:30 to 9:15 p.m. Dhuparti .

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