Our Temple History


As stated in the Puranas, the image created by Goddess Parvathi of Lord Ganesha differs from the image he resides in today.

Goddess Parvathi created Lord Ganesha using clay from the earth to be the guard of her palace. Tasked with the duty of not letting anyone into her palace, Lord Ganesha went as far as depriving Lord Shiva access to the palace. Infuriated by such an act, Lord Shiva beheaded the young lord unknowning of his origins. Adhering to the word of Goddess Parvathi, Lord Shiva set about looking for the first creation he would come across to create another head in its image for Lord Ganesha. This is the story of how Lord Ganesha was reborn with the head of an elephant.

Lord Ganesha initially had fundamental godly powers; however, with the rebirth of an elephant head he had immense strength, the power to remove obstacles with his trunk. For the goodness of the world, Lord Ganesha broke off his own tusk. Such a sight can be seen on the God in his auspicious form. There are two parts to the Sri Sithi Vinayagar Thevasthanam that resides in the Borough of Harrow.

At the very beginning the joint efforts of five devotees, Mr. P. Thanabalasingam, Mr. M. Mohanadas, Mr. K. Gengatharan, Mr. V. Sriranjan and Mr. S. Arunan blessed by Lord Ganesha in 2001. The first pooja was held in North Harrow at the St. Johns Ambulance Hall using the pictures of Lord Ganesha, Lord Murugan and Goddess Amman. Every Tuesday and Friday evenings poojas were held for the three gods.

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