The Siddhi Vinayak Temple that evolved from being a small place to the grand temple stands today in the twentieth century. Siddhivinayak is well known as “Navasacha Ganapati” or “Navasala Pavanara Ganapati” among devotees.
This year, the trust board of the temple declared that the donations would now be accepted in the form of shares and securities as well, apart from the traditional cash and gold. This action has been undertaken in order to increase the amount of donations, which could be used in social causes.
In late 2013, the temple board also proposed to patent the Siddhi Vinayak Prasadam that it sells to devotees. The laddus are specially prepared by the temple kitchen and offered to the diety, after which they are made available as a holy food item to devotees.
The Siddhi Vinayak Temple Prasadam is sold to the thousands of devotees who crowd the Siddhivinayak Temple, daily. While an estimated 40,000 people visit the shrine daily, the crowd inflates to between one lakh and 1.5 lakh on Tuesdays, the weekly favorable day. On Tuesdays during the festival season, the number of devotees visiting the temple can climb to even two lakh.
Devotees can also Buy Online Siddhi Vinayak Temple Prasad. The temple kitchen has staffs of 36-40 trained people who make about 40,000 laddus daily and this can go up to 65,000 on Tuesdays. The laddus are made from chana dal, ghee, sugar, groundnut and cardamom. The temple trust says that the ingredients are pure and tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).