Shri Siddhivinayak Siddhatek

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Shri Siddhi Vinayak in Ahmednagar district is also believed to be a holy place where Morya Gosavi did penance but the main temple was constructed by Ahilyabai Holkar. This village is located almost 200 kms from Pune in Nagar district towards east from Pune.
The Legend:

Vishnu had once waged a war with demons Madhu and Kaitabh. The battle went on for many days, but Vishnu failed to defeat them. Lord Shankar advised him to appeal to Ganesha. Ganesha provided more strength and spiritual power to Vishnu and he succeeded in defeating the demons. Since Vishnu attained strength and spiritual power here, the place is called Siddhatek, while the Ganesha is called Shri Siddhivinayak.

The Temple:

This temple is located on the top of a hill. A new temple was built during the reign of Peshwa. Peshwa’s Senapati Haripant Phadke built the road from the temple to the village while the shrine was built by Ahilyabai. The idol is three feet high and has Riddhi-Siddhi sitting on its lap.

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