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Family off to the temples [ Guestpost ]

Festive season adds special colour to our life and its perfect time to dress it up and decorate it.

The arrival of Lord Ganesha was around the corner and my brother-in-law along with his family had planned to make to make a visit during that time. More than anybody my daughter was eagerly waiting for them. There the bell rang and arrived the eagerly awaited moment.  We were so thrilled to welcome them, gossiping with each other, children playing together, the house was full of sound and music.

SIDDHIVINAYAK TEMPLE

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On the day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, we all went to visit the temples of Siddhivinayak and Mahalaxmi which is located in South Mumbai. The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh. It is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra.  The temple has a small mandap with the shrine for Siddhi. The wooden doors to the sanctum are carved with images of the Ashtavinayak (the eight manifestations of Ganesha in Maharashtra). The inner roof of the sanctum is plated with gold, and the central statue is of Ganesha. In the periphery, there is a Hanuman temple as well. As soon as we reached the temple of Siddhivinayak, we witnessed a huge crowd awaiting to take darshan of Ganapati Bappa Morya. Then we saw a separate line where we had to pay Rs. 50/- and had a wonderful darshan of Ganapati Bappa.

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MAHALAKSHMI TEMPLE

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After which we proceeded to Mahalaxmi temple via shared cab listening to all old hindi movie songs. It is dedicated to Mahalakshmi the central deity of Devi Mahatmyam. The temple was built in 1831 by Dhakji Dadaji, a Hindu merchant. The Mahalaxmi temple contains images of the Tridevi goddesses Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati. All three images are adorned with nose rings, gold bangles and pearl necklaces. The image of Mahalakshmi is in the centre shown holding lotus flowers in tandem. The compound of this temple contains several stalls that sell flower garlands and other paraphernalia used by devotees for worship and as offering.

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After the mahalakshmi temple, we proceeded back home and were very pleased to have lovely darshans.  While coming back, we decided that to have lunch outside and there was a “hoorah” from my daughter. It was a fun-filled day with family after a long time.  Hope to have many more outings like this in near future.


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About Rupa

I am a homemaker, mother of a 8 yr old child. My interests are music, interacting with besties, travelling, etc. I have been associated with blogging for the past one & half years.  I write for Mocktail Mommies blog 

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10 thoughts on “Family off to the temples [ Guestpost ]

  1. How wonderful to have the darshan of Ganpati bappa and goddess Mahalakshmi today…I so needed their blessings! I had been there long time ago..once to Mahalakshmi with my mother and once to Siddhvinayak with hubby. The crowd there keeps me away, too.

  2. what a lovely day! I also enjoy visiting temples and find it to be a wonderful experience. i have yet to visit either of these temples, hope someday to do darshan.

  3. This post made me do time travel. Reminded me of our visits to these temples during our 8 year stay in Mumbai. Thanks for re-kindling some old memories, Rupa!

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