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In 1981, the residents of Mayur Vihar area of Delhi felt that they didn’t have any proper place to conduct Bhajans and pujas in their area.   It was at this juncture that some daring devotees with a foresight started to initiate some action and thought of constructing a regular place for worship of Lord Ganesha, the Lord of wisdom, knowledge and meditation as the Principal Deity.

This gave an impetus to Ganesh Mandir, which exists in Mayur Vihar in East Delhi today. Lord Ganesh’s idol here was installed on 11, 12 November 1989 at a plot that was available in pocket 4 Phase-1.

Ever since, the temple is being flocked by devotees from all sections of the society. While the temple saw visitors from day 1, it took no time to gain recognition and is a revered temple today. The active support and willingness to help made it possible for Shri Subha Siddhi Vinayaka Mandir Society to be registered in June 1990.

According to people, this is a peaceful temple where the management committee organises regular cultural activities, pujas and programmes. All of these are performed in the temple on a regular basis because of which it attracts people from all parts of Delhi.

Initially, this temple only had one Sannadhi Samadhi for Lord Vinayaka. At this time, regular pujas were performed. Later in the year 1991, two more Sannadhis, one for Navagrahas and the other for Lord Hanuman were added to this temple. Keeping in view popular sentiments of followers here, an additional Sannadhi for Shiv Parivar was added to initiate regular Pradosh-Kala Pujas for Lord Shiva.

Action was initiated in the year 1996 to construct a permanent Sannadhi to accommodate Lord Vinayaka as the chief Deity. That was the time when the primary structure came into existence. Thereafter, the First Floor and Vimanam (Panch-Dala) were constructed. In February 1997, Kumbhabishekam was performed with great enthusiasm. The temple was consecrated with the august presence of three great spiritual Gurus, Sankaracharyas who simultaneously performed Abhishekam for the Deity with their knowledge and sacred hands.

The land for the temple was regularised later in 1999 DDA.

Soon after, action was taken to gather funds for construction of the second phase which included a modern kitchen, construction of the basement, ground, 1st and 2nd floors to the right side of Lord Vinayaka’s Sannadhi.

As the construction came to completion in early 2003, on 14th February, Kumbabishekam for Devi Lalithambika and Lord Hanuman was performed.

The number of devotees increased considerably after this, making the Ganesh Temple one of the important landmarks of East Delhi. Today, devotees come with their offerings even from far away areas of National Capital Region (NCR) such as Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gurgaon.

Yet another development happened in 2005 when the decision of constructing an exclusive Sannadhi for Lord Subrahmanya (Murugar) was taken. This led to the relocation of the Navagraha and Shivparivar Sannadhis. A proper facade was added to change the look of the frontage, and relocation of the staircase took place.

On 6th July 2006, after these changes were made, new sannadhis were performed as no more expansion was possible for scarcity of space.

The main functions performed in this mandir are Sankatahara Chaturthi Pradosham Shravana homam and Abishekam for Lakshminarayan Krithigai, Visakam and Sasti abishekam to Subramania Swami Mandala Puja for Dharma Sasta Gita Jnana Yajna- Lecture on Bhagavad Gita by Sri. Shankar Narayan every Sunday.


The Ganesh Mandir at Mayur Vihas is open for visitors on all days of the week. However, the winter and summer timings are different to visit this temple.

Summer timings from March to October are from 6 am to 10:30 am, and from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Winter timings last from November to February. One can visit from 6:30 am to 11 am and from 5 pm to 8:30 pm.

How to Reach

As the Delhi metro connects Mayur Vihar to the rest of Delhi today, it has become convenient for thousands of devotees to offer their prayers to their beloved gods.

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