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Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple

Maharashtra, Thane

Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Siddhivinayaka Mahaganapati Temple is famous temple situated in Titwala in the Kalyan taluk of Thane district, Maharashtra. The temple also houses the shrines of Lord Shiva and Goddess Laxmi. It is believed that this ancient temple was constructed by Shakuntala, daughter of sage Vishwamitra and the celestial damsel Menaka. Submerged under a tank, the temple was found buried during the rule of Peshwa Madhavrao. The image of the Lord Ganesha buried in the silt was discovered by Peshwasardar Ramchandra Mehendale. A stone temple was built on that site and the installation of the image of Lord Ganesha was conducted by Peshwa Madhavrao. Later, a new temple was constructed at the same location in 1965-66.


According to the legends, this village was part of Dandakaranya forest where the Katkari tribe lived and Sage Kanva had his hermitage here. Sage Kanva adopted Shakuntala who was abandoned immediately after the birth by her parents, sage Vishwamitra and the celestial damsel Menaka. It is at this place where Shakuntala met King Dushyanta of Gandhara Kingdom while he was passing through the forests. They fell in love with each other and got married ...View more


The current temple is built on 35 acres land donated by the Peshwas, which was further supplemented by 12 acres of additional land donated by Joshis, the hereditary priests of the temple. The existing audience hall, after renovation, measures 90 feet (27 m)x45 feet (14 m) and has been provided with galleries that overlook the main hall. The raised platform on which temple has been built with stone is 3.5 feet (1.1 m) in height. The temple hall h...View more

Darsan Info

Timings : Siddhivinayaka Mahaganapati Temple remains operational every day from 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM and from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. It remains open from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM for sankashti and chaturthi. Meanwhile, the temple also remains open from Monday midnight to Tuesday midnight on Angarika chaturthi.

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Location and Contact

Titwala, Maharashtra 421605

082689 05460

By Road: Titwala is around 15 km away from Kalyan. Buses, Auto-rickshaws, and private vehicles are available to reach the temple.
By Air: Mumbai airport is 75 km away from Titwala.
By Train: Titwala and Kalyan are the nearest railway stations.    
Siddhivinayaka Mahaganapati Temple can be easily reached through the central line towards Kasara and by getting down at Titwala Station. The temple is located nearly 2.5 km from the station and you can take either Tanga or auto from the station. Mumbai International Airport and domestic airports are the nearest one to Titwala, which is 75 kilometres away. Titwala also has a railway station, but better and more frequent services are offered by Mumbai Suburban Railway from Mumbai via the Kalyan, Thane. Meanwhile, local trains offer services from Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus of Mumbai to Titwala, Asangaon and Kasara.

Additional Info

  1. Hotel Riya-Raj Lodging
  2. Canara Bank ATM
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Temple Rituals

Morning pooja performed to Lord Ganesh at 05:30 AM and aarti conducts two times in a day, and the prasad involves a coconut, mudi packet, flowers and agarbatti that are easily available outside the premises.

Regular Offerings

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Special Rituals

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Famous Festival

Angarika Chaturthi (Angariki) a Tuesday that follows on the fourth day of the lunar bright fortnight. Ganesh Chaturthi and Ganesh Jayanti are also celebrated here on a wide scale, when more than 500,000 people come to worship in the temple.

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