Ganoba Audumbar Ganesh Bhagwan Mandir, Sai Baba Mandir, Kharghar
Shree Ganoba Audumbar Sai Baba Mandir is a famous temple located in Sector-5, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. The temple is believed to be more than a century old and has been taken care by the Gharat Family since the last 150 Years.The Temple is visited by many famous personals and politicians of Navi Mumbai including Manohar Joshi. Gharat family also looks after another Sai Mandir located at Sector-3, Kharghar which also houses a Dargah and Dhuni. The Uniqueness of Sai Baba Mandir is that the harmonious nature in which both a Mandir and a Dargah co exisit in the same premise and, worshiped by both Hindus and Muslims with equal importance. The festivals of Hindus as well Muslims are celebrated here in full glory. The harmonious nature of such co-existence adds to the holiness of the place.
Mr. Gharat, according to his devotees is a person with lots of Siddhis and even though in his early days he has worked as a labourer with L&T, now gets interviewed by newspapers like DNA for his temple related activities. According to devotees like Haibhai, Mr Gharat's presence itself makes everything easy. One could see a lot of top Govt. officers(retired and serving) frequenting these two temples daily; Mr. Prakash Appa Sahed Devrushi (Dep. Commissioner) is one of them. Property consultant Mr. Rakesh Kumar Srivastav confesses that everything he has now, he had made just because of Sai Baba's blessings. He is a regular visitor since last 13 years.
All the people from Belpada and Kopra Panchayat come here and take permission from Ganesh Ji before doing anything important. In old times, whenever somebody visits Kharghar, almost everybody felt that somebody is following and protecting them. Almost everyone's wishes/ Mannat are fulfilled here. An Audumbar tree which was standing nearby the idol, miraculously shifted itself to the boundary of the temple compound. People from different walks of ...View more
ife come and stay here, like Marshall, who came all the way from Nagpur and stays here since years and does his BMS, without paying a single penny. For Marshall, even his own parents comes after temple Adhyaksha, Mr. Ramakrishna Gharat. Anyone can come and do their own Puja in both the temples. Sai Baba Mandir itself is 150 - 200 years old and almost all the people in the surrounding area consider Sai Baba as Kul Devta. Mr. Gharat's mother used to serve food to every villager who visits Ganoba Mandir. Though because of old age she couldnt continue doing so, she visits the Mandir at 5 AM everyday even now. According to her, if you give God, he would definitely give back. In the so-called concrete jungle of Navi Mumbai, self-born Audumbar / Peeple trees in the periphery of both the temples is an other miracle. It is also said that even CIDCO earth mover failed to demolish Ganoba Mandir. According to devotee Mr. Pankhe, before the construction of current temple structure, when there was only the Ganoba idol, one Naag used to reside in a nearby hole and guard the idol.Testimonials:"No matter whatever trouble I am in, if I come and take Darshan of Lord Sai Baba here, I get a solution sooner or later"- Ramesh Doshi "The Uniqueness of Sai Baba Mandir is that the harmonious nature in which both a Mandir and a Dargah co exisit in the same premise and, worshiped by both Hindus and Muslims with equal importance. The festivals of Hindus as well Muslims are celebrated here in full glory. The harmonious nature of such co-existence adds to the holiness of the place" - Rajasjekhar."My husband died in 2011 and Sai Baba helped me through the Gharat family when I had to look after 3 children and had financial difficulties. Now, with Sai Baba's blessings, I own a home and 2 of my children are engineers"- Namrata Kishor."Had Darshan of Sai Baba here. Whenever I visit Sai Baba Mandir, automatically, I am able to get rid of all of my tensions and tiredness and, get very good sleep"- Chandra Saxena."I get peace of mind and help / support in studies"- Swapnil Thacker
Sai Baba Mandir houses a wedding hall. This hall can also given for school/ children activities.
Timings : The Temple is open 24 Hrs. Tuesdays and Thursdays are generally crowded, mainly students from nearby colleges.
There is no dress code though devotees are advised to dress appropriately.
The Mumbai culture is a blend of traditional festivals, food, music, cinema, and theatres. It is the busiest cosmopolitan city of India holding its age-old culture.Apart from being one of the biggest metropolitan cities in the country, Mumbai promises a high-adrenaline, foot-tapping, diverse city life to all inhabitants. Food and the festivals are the most important facets of Mumbai's culture.
Ganoba Audumbar Ganesh Bhagwan Mandir, Sector-5, Kharghar | Sai Baba Mandir, Sector-3, Kharghar
Ganoba Audumbar Ganesh Bhagwan Mandir and Sai Baba Mandir, Kharghar are easily accessed by rail and road. Autos and cabs are easily available.
Everyday Aarti is performed at the temple at 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
One in every month, Annadaan is conducted in the temple for everyone who visits the shrine. Approximately 1000-1500 devotees attend the annadan every month.
Satya Narayan Puja, Ganesh Puja, Ganesh Hawan, Abhishek are the common offerings.
Every Saturday, Sai Baba Bhajan is organised at Sai Baba Mandir from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Also Satsangs are organised daily in the temple premises whenever Kawalis visit the Temple.