Temple And Deity
The Hindu god Vishnu is supposed to have vanquished the demons Madhu and Kaitabh after propitiating Ganesh here.
This is the only idol with the trunk pointing to the right.
It is believed that the two saints Shri Morya Gosavi and Shri Narayan maharaj of Kedgaon received their enlightenment here.
The temple is North-facing and is on a small hillock. The main road towards the temple was believed to built by Peshwa's general Haripant Phadake. The inner sanctum, 15feet high and 10feet wide is built by Punyashloka Ahilyabai Holkar. The idol is 3feet tall and 2.5feet wide. The idol faces North-direction. The stomach of the idol is not wide, but Riddhi and Siddhi idols are sitting on one thigh. This idol's trunk is turning to the right.The right-sided-trunk Ganesha is supposed to be very strict for the devotees. To make one round (pradakshina) around the temple one has to make the round trip of the hillock. This takes about 30 minutes with moderate speed.The stone pathway is built from the Badami-Castle which was attacked by Peshwa general Haripant Phadake soon after he became the general.
This temple is situated off the Pune-Solapur highway about 48 km from the town of Srigonda in Ahmadnagar district. The temple is situated next to Bhima river. On Pune-Solapur railway, Daund Railway station is 18Km from here.
At Siddhatek Lord ganesh gave Darshan to God Vishnu.The temple is said to have been built by Lord Vishnu.The Siddhivinayak Temple is along the Bhima River which flows southwards. One remarkable thing about the river is that however rapid its flow it does not make any sound while flowing.
The temple is set on a hillock and faces North. The garhbhagriha, the sanctum of the temple is five feet high and ten feet in length. The threshold of the sanctum is made of brass.
Near the temple there are small temples of other Gods Like God Shiva, Goddess Shitala, Lord Vishnu.
The deity is flanked on both sided by large statues of Jay and Vijay.