The Siddhivinayak temple at Siddatek, is one of the Ashtavinayak temples. The linked wikipedia page mentions that

God Vishnu is supposed to have vanquished the asuras Madhu and Kaitabh after propitiating Ganesha here.
This is the only murti of these eight with the trunk positioned to the right.

Similarly, the government website of Siddhivinayak, Siddatek, mentions this legend of Siddhivinayak with a bit more detail and ends with

Lord Vishnu, sage Vyas, sage Bhrushundi, sage Moraya Gosavi, sage Narayan Maharaj were stayed at this holy place. This place is one of the twenty-one places of Lord Ganesha, which mentioned in the purana (mythology).

The question is, in which religious text has the legend of Siddhivinayak (about both Lord Vishnu's conquest of Madhu-Kaitabh) been mentioned and what are the verses which speak about him?

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    It's probably mentioned in either the Ganesha Purana or the Mudgala Purana, but both of those are considered very late texts. – Keshav Srinivasan Jan 1 '18 at 13:17
  • Thanks, I'll try to check in them. Unfortunately an English translation of either of them is not available online. – Bhargav Rao Jan 1 '18 at 13:21
  • This story is referenced in Chapter 18 of Upasanakhanda of Ganesha Purana as per my answer here. (Unfortunately, only parts of the English version of Ganesha Purana are available in the Google Books section. But you can still get to read most of the story) – Arya Jan 2 '18 at 16:04

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