Sthito Bhimatire Jagadvan Kamen Harina
Vijetu Daityo Tachuti Malbhavou Kaitabhamadhu ||
Mahavighnarten Prakhar Tapasa Seitpado |
Ganesh Siddhisho Girivarvapu Panchjanak ||
Lord ShriHari Vishnu, who was surrounded by fierce
calamities, performed penance on mountain Siddhtek
which is on the bank of river Bhima. On receiving
boon from Lord Shree Ganesh, Lord Vishnu Killed two
demons Madhu & Kaitabh. Oh! Lord
Siddheshwar Shri Ganesh Accept my salutation.
Lord Vishnu got Siddhi at Siddhitek
as such Ganesh idol here is called as Siddhivinayak.
It is believed that Siddhivinayak leads work to the
completion. Shree Siddhivinayak is suppose to be jagrut
place (awakened) of Shree Ganesh.
Morya Gosavi Of Morgaon &
Narayan Maharaj of Kedgaon have attained siddhi here.
Peshva Senapati Shree Haripant Phadke resume his lost
post by performing Vianayak’s penance for 21days.
SHREE SIDDHIVINAYAK’S IDOL
The idol is swayambhu, three
feet tall, facing north with his trunk turned right.
Idol is Gajmukh, however beilly of the idol is not
big. Riddhi & Siddhi are sitting on one lap of
Vinayaka. Face is very clam & serene.
The Pradakshana (circimnavigation)
of this god is said to be very fruitful. One has to
travel 5 km. to complete one Pradakshana as the idol
is attached to the hill itself.
SHREE SIDDHIVINAYAKA TEMPLE.
Siddhatek is situated on the
banks of river Bhima. On crossing the river,
while going towards the temple, you will come across
the place where sage Vyas had performed yadnya
(sacrifices). It is said that, years ago
there was a heap of ashes from this sacrificial fire.
However, this place is now covered by water. The
road leading to main temple was built by Pashwa’s
Senapati Haripant Phadke.
Temple is on the hill top facing north. Sanctum of
the temple, which is fifteen feet high & ten feet
broad was built by Ahilyabai Holkar.
The swayambhu idol of Shree
Siddhivinayak is placed in brass frame. Brass idol
of jay & vijay are placed on both side of siddhivinayaka.
In the sanctum itself there is a shivapanchayatan
& goddess Shivai’s small temple. Hall of
the temple was previously built by Baroda’s
landlord late Shri Mairal. It was broken in 1939 &
was rebuilt by all Ganesh devotees in 1970. Nagarkhana
on the main gate was built in memory of Shree Haripant