Sri Siddhi Vinayaka Temple , Zaheerabad.
Sri siddi vinayaka temple is at Rejinthal, Zaheerabad, Medak district, Telengana. It is nearer to Hyderabad and is at a distance of 108 kilometers. Zaheerabad was previously called Pedda Ekkheli. It was later named as Zaheerabad by the name of the paigah nawab, Zaheerabad Yar Jung.The idol in the temple is Vinayaka (Lord Ganesha) called as Siddhi Vinayaka.
The temple though looks like recently built it has a history of 207 years. The H.H. Shiva Ram Bath Jyoshi of Maharashtra prayed Lord Ganesh in this place while he was on the way to Tirupathi. Pleased with his prayers Lord Ganesha came out of the earth in that place as Siddi Vinayaka. The name siddhi indicates success. People who visit this temple are granted success.
The idol in this temple is a svayambhu (came itself from earth). The idol is beautiful which is of rock and decorated with sandalwood paste.
Lord Siddhi Vinayaka faces south side and this is the only temple of lord Ganesha facing south side across India.
Another speciality of this temple is Lord Ganesha idol height increases every year by an inch. It is believed that so as the height of the Vinayaka increases like the devotees are granted boons by Lord Ganesha.
The special pooja in this temple is about Sankashtahara chaturthi which falls in Magha masam Krishna paksham chaturdhi (falls in the month of February), if it falls on Tuesday it is still more special and called as Angaraka Chaturdhi.
Lakhs of devotees visit this temple on Sankshtahara Chaturdhi day to offer special prayers to Lord Vinayaka.
Devotees from three states, Andhrapradesh, Karnataka and Maharastra regularly visit this temple. One of the famous Vinayaka Temples to be visited which is near to Hyderabad, Telangana.
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