Siddhivinayak temple to get Maharashtrian style makeover costing Rs 1 crore
One of the most popular places of worship in Maharashtra, Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak temple is set to get a major revamp which will cost Rs 1 crore.
In order to give it the ‘Maharashtrian temple’ look, thirty-six new intricately designed pillars will be installed on the temple façade. The project will also involve some internal changes.
Art director Nitin Desai has been roped in for the project, who has already put up two sample pillars in order to get feedback from the worshippers. The temple has already issued a tender for Rs 54 lakh for the makeover.
A top officer of the Siddhivinayak trust was quoted saying, “Most temples in Maharashtra had a distinct rock-cut architecture, and that the trust wanted a similar look for the temple.Other temples in the state typically have carved pillars on the outer side and we wanted to get a similar look.”
Also, depending on the response of public, the trust will finalise the colours of the pillars. At present, one of the pillars is brown and the other is white.