AshtaVinayaka - SiddhiVinayaka, Siddhatek

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Shri. Siddhivinayak Temple is the second Ganesha Temple to be visited during the Ashta Vinayaka Temples Pilgrimage according to Shastras.This is at Siddhatek,20 kms.away from Dound.SiddhiVinayak deity in Siddhatek in Maharashtra associates the legend of Vishnu Ganesha,duringhis battlethe demons. The Murty is facing North and Jay-Vijay on either sides.The Trunk is turned down right side of the deity.

AshtaVinayaka - SiddhiVinayaka - Siddhatek Temple

Ganapati here is depicted with four arms bearing a lotus, an axe, modakas and a garland of beads, flanked by his consorts Siddhi and Riddhi. This temple is renovated completely in late 1900, in order to accomodate the needs of the devotees whovisit the temple during festivals. The sanctum here houses a small mandapam enshrining Siddhi Vinayak. The inner roof of the sanctum is plated with gold, and the wooden doors to the sanctum are carved with images of AshtaVinayaka.

Legend has it Mahavishnu who was engaged in a serious battle against the demons Madhuand Kaitabha was dismayed by his inability to bring the battle to a quick and decisive end.Shiva advised him to request Ganesha. upon doing so, Ganesha appeared on the battlefield, and his appearance strengthened Mahavishnu's resolve and abilities and enabled him to easily vanquish the demons.

Ganesha's appearance on the battlefield is marked by the Siddhivinayak shrine at Siddhatek, said to be capable of granting Siddhi Mahavishnu is worshipped as the destroyer of the demons Madhu and Kaitabha