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Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple, Titwala

The Siddhivinayaka Mahaganapati Temple is a Ganesha temple located in Titwala, in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra. The temple is popularly known as Maha Ganesh temple.

The popular belief among the devotees is that marriage with the beloved will ensue by pleasing Titwala Maha Ganesh with sincere prayers. Prayer and devotion to Ganesha here is also believed to settle marital conflicts and impart harmony in married life. The temple gets flooded with devotees during Ganesh Chaturthi and Angarki Sankashti Chaturthi – the main festivals here.

Legend of Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple, Titwala

As per the Hindu folklore, Sage Kanva, the foster parent of Shakuntala, had his hermitage in the temple site in Titwala. It is believed that King Dushyanta of Gandhara Kingdom married Shakuntala in the hermitage. Dushyanta gave a royal ring to Shakuntala before leaving to his kingdom to settle a commotion there.

Later, when Dushyanta refused to recognize Shakuntala even after seeing the token of love (because of a curse by the short-tempered sage Durvasa), Kanva advised her to build a temple in honour of Siddhi Vinayaka (another name of Ganesha). The original Ganesha idol was consecrated by sage Kanva. Kanva assured her foster daughter that her earnest prayers to Siddhi Vinayaka will ultimately lead to a happy reunion with her husband. This eventually became true. As the legend goes, she became the mother of Dushyanta’s son Bharata, the ancestor of Pandavas and Kauravas.

The original Ganesha idol got submerged during the construction of an adjacent lake. It was later discovered buried under the silt during the rule of the Peshwa Madhavrao I. He built a new stone temple in the site and consecrated the idol. A renovation work was undertaken in 1965–66. The structure also underwent a renovation at the cost of US$220,000 in 2009.

Contacting Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple, Titwala

Mandir Cell Phone :- 9920 570 571 ,889 889 99 88

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