Green initiatives at Mumbai's iconic Siddhivinayak temple

Last Modified: Sat Nov 05 2016 08:35:20 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 20 Kwh
    solar rooftop implementation, comprising 72 panels on top of the five-storey Prathisthalaya temple building is used to power lights and fans on every floor of the two century-old Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati temple at Prabhadevi for the past 4 years.
  • Rs 40,000
    savings per month. A 30% reduction in electricity bill, besides indirect cuts in carbon emissions.
  • 100 Kwh
    solar capacity is being planned to be added across remaining parts of the temple to reduce 100% dependency from the grid in the next two years, according to Narendra Rane, chairman, Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple Trust.
  • 35,00,000 litres
    of rainwater has been harvested by the temple over the last 5 years. This water is reused for non-potable purposes such as washrooms and watering plants at the half-acre temple garden.
  • 25,000 litres
    of waste water is treated every day and reused at washrooms and garden maintenance. Waste water from across the two-and-a-half acre temple premises is treated at sewage treatment plant located at its basement.
  • 3,000 sq-ft
    rooftop from two temple buildings acts as the catchment area, that sends collected rainwater via pipes to an underground well with a capacity of 20,000 litres.
  • 1,200 kg
    of flowers and coconut shells from daily offerings, are recycled to colour laddoos and make tilak for devotees as well as composted to make manure used at the temple garden.