SIDDHIVINAYAK TEMPLE

  • Gods forbid: India's temples guard their gold from government September 30, 2013

    India's temples are resisting divulging their gold holdings perhaps nearly half the amount held in Fort Knox amid mistrust of the motives of authorities who are trying to cut a hefty import bill that is hurting the economy. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which has already taken steps...
  • Mumbai: Siddhivinayak backs govt's reported move to take temple gold September 5, 2013

    Mumbai: The Siddhivinayak temple management has backed the government's reported move to take into possession the temple gold. The Siddhivinayak trustee has told CNN-IBN that the temple management welcomes the Prime Minister's statement. "Siddhivinayak is willing to do whatever is asked of us in the interest of the country," the trustee...
  • Snapshot: Deepika Padukone seeks blessing at Siddhivinayak Temple May 31, 2013

    Deepika Padukone was recently spotted outside Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai. Clad in a red salwarkameez, the actress visited the temple to pray for the success of her recently released film 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'. ...
  • Snapshot: Sunny Leone visits Siddhivinayak Temple January 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Adult film actress, Sunny Leone looked gorgeous in a white and purple salwarkameez as she visited the Siddhivinayak Temple with producer Ekta Kapoor. The duo were at the temple to seek blessings before staring their new film, 'Ragini MMS 2'. Produced by Ekta, the film features Sunny in the...
  • Ajay can't get over Ekta's actions August 4, 2010

    Ajay Devgn cant get over his Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai producer Ekta Kapoors actions. When he called her four days before the films release, she was walking to Siddhivinayak temple. When he called her two days before the release, she was climbing the steps at Tirupati. Maybe it...
  • Pilgrims attacked in Mumbai, MNS denies involvement December 23, 2009

    Mumbai: Pilgrims sleeping outside the famous Siddhivinayak temple in Central Mumbai were attacked early on Tuesday night. As soon as the news of the attack spread, fingers were pointed at the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) who had once vowed to hit back at the Akhil Bhartiya Brahmin Mahasangh. The Brahmin...
  • Alleged MNS workers beat up pilgrims in Mumbai December 22, 2009

    Mumbai: MNS workers allegedly attacked some pilgrims sleeping outside the famous Siddhivinayak temple in Central Mumbai late on Monday night. However, the MNS has denied any involvement with the attack. The party said none of the men involved with the incident were MNS workers. MNS leader Atul Sarpotdar also denied his...
  • Mumbai: Siddhivinayak temple requests for more security December 26, 2008

    Mumbai: In the aftermath of 26/11, major Mumbai landmarks are keen on stepping up security. The famous Siddhivinayak temple has requested the Maharashtra government to provide it with 30 commandos for the temple's security. "We have written to the Home Minister and the Mumbai police and have asked for more...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar seeks divine intervention for Fashion September 12, 2008

    Mumbai: Mumbai's Siddhivinayak Temple had some very fashionable visitors on Thursday morning as Madhur Bhandarkar brought his team of Fashion to the temple for the film's music release. A staunch believer of Ganpati, Madhur is ensuring that his film is blessed in every way. "I believe in Ganpati. I come here every...
  • HC wants alternate security for Siddhivinayak, not wall January 30, 2008

    Mumbai: The Bombay High court has given the Siddhivinayak Temple Trust and the state government two weeks to provide an alternative security plan for the temple. The court has also asked the state government to find a solution to reduce the inconvenience being caused to the area's residents because of the...
  • 'Wall no security for Siddhivinayak Temple' January 16, 2008

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Maharashtra Government to come up with alternative options to the security wall built around the famous Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai. The residents of the area had earlier moved court demanding that the wall be demolished as it is creating traffic problems. Maharashtra Government...
  • Security wall threatens very existence of Siddhivinayak September 20, 2007

    Mumbai: Thronged by commoners and celebrities alike, the Siddivinayak temple in Mumbai is a potential terror target. The terror threat was one of the reasons why the Maharashtra government allowed the temple trust to construct a sevenfoothigh wall around the premises. However, there is one problem, the wall has been...
  • India 360: Bombay HC for relocating Siddhivinayak September 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Bombay High Court has questioned the very need for a security wall around Mumbai's famous Siddhivinayak temple and has asked why the temple cannot relocated instead. ...
  • Bombay HC suggests relocation of Siddhivinayak temple September 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The Bombay has questioned the necessity of the security wall around the Siddhivinayak temple. The court also said that if the temple is going to occupy so much space in the city centre then it should be shifted out. However, it was a mere observation and there is...
  • Log on to do your Ganesh puja, get blessed September 18, 2007

    Mumbai: Every year the queues before Ganesha the benevolent, the all merciful get bigger and bigger. So what do people who cannot come bow before the God do? They turn to the Internet of course. There are a few websites in the Internet where the faithful can take a bow at a...
  • Siddhivinayak's coconut ban lifted June 29, 2007

    New Delhi: The ban on carrying coconuts inside Mumbai's famed Siddhivinayak temple has been lifted. However, one can now expect the police to screen the coconuts at the temple entrance. Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil announced on Thursday that the ban, imposed a few days ago because of security reasons,...
  • How rite is shrine security in India? June 19, 2007

    Devotees can no longer take flowers, garlands and coconuts inside Mumbais Siddhivinayak Temple. The ban follows specific information by security agencies that terrorist organisations can use coconuts to plant bombs inside the temple. Security has also been stepped up in and around the temple premises. Several measures, including installation of CCTVs,...
  • Siddhivinayak bans coconuts, flowers June 18, 2007

    Mumbai: Lord Siddhivinayak is the favourite deity of the people Mumbai. He is a deity who even the high and mighty bow down to. During stressful times they make several offerings so that their prayers are heard. But the times are changing at the Siddhivinayak Temple. The temple authorities have banned...
  • No flowers, coconuts in Siddhivinayak June 18, 2007

    Mumbai: Devotees can no longer take flowers, garlands and coconuts inside Mumbais Siddhivinayak Temple. The ban follows specific information by security agencies that terrorist organisations can use coconuts to plant bombs inside the temple. Security has also been stepped up in and around the temple premises. Several measures, including installation of...
  • Shilpa Shetty in a religious role February 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Shilpa Shetty is back home and the first thing she did was go straight to the Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai with her parents to pay homage to the Gods. And she has a lot to be thankful for for she is still fresh from her win in the...
  • Bachchans' take on 15km holy walk January 10, 2007

    New Delhi: The cameras can never be too far behind the Bachchans and Tuesday was a busy day for the family, though all for a good cause. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan were seen walking barefoot on the way to the Sidhivinayak temple in Mumbai early Tuesday morning,...
  • SC up against Siddhivinayak wall November 27, 2006

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court, upholding the Bombay High Court verdict, has said that the Siddhivinayak temple wall on the crowded Prabhadevi street is illegal. "We are really happy with the verdict. Everyone from our locality will be overjoyed, says a petitioner, Vinod Desai. Residents of the area have been continually opposing the...
  • Pull down Siddhivinayak wall: HC October 12, 2006

    Mumbai: Fourteenyearold Aditi Parthasarathy, her friends, residents of the Prabhadevi area and some senior citizens braved the Wednesday morning sun and launched a silent protest with an urgent demand for pavements. "First of all, there are no footpaths. Secondly, when I walk back from school, I have to wait to cross...