01 Nights / 02 Days
Duration: 01 Nights / 02 Days (Stay 01 Nights at Pune or nearby place)
About Ashtavinayak Yatra
Ashtavinayak means "eight Ganesh" in Sanskrit. Ganesh is the deity of unity, prosperity & learning which removes obstacles. Visiting the temples of Ashtavinayak refers to a pilgrimage to the eight Ganesh temples in the Maharashtra state of India that house eight distinct idols of Ganesha, in a pre-ascertained sequence. This trip covers the eight ancient holy temples of Ganesha which are situated around Pune. Each of these temples has its own individual legend and history, as distinct from each other as the murtis in each Ashtavinayak temple.
1) Maureshwar at Morgaon- in Pune District - 64 km from Pune city
2) Siddhivinayak at Siddhatek- in Ahmednagar District - 107km from Pune city
3) Ballaleshwar at Pali - in Raigad District - 123km from Pune City
4) Vardhavinayak at Mahad- in Raigad District - 139km from Pune City
5) Chintamani Temple at Theur -in Pune District - 27km from Pune City
6) Girijatmak Temple at Lenyadri- in Pune District - 97 km from Pune City
7) Vigneshwar Temple at Ozar-in Pune District -88km from Pune City
8) Mahaganapati at Rajangaon in Pune District -86km from Pune City
Each of these temples has its own history. As per the Hindu Shastra, you have to start Yatra starting from Maureshwar Temple of Moragon then other temples showed in sequence as above, But if you are starting Yatra from Mumbai then you can start yatra from Vardvinayak Temple Mahad.
Day wise Itinerary:
Day 01 : Pune-Moregaon-Theur-Sidhatek-Ranjangaon
Arrive at Pune Airport / Railway Station early in the morning. Then proceed to Morgaon.
is along the Karha river in the Morgaon village. A temple that looks like a tiny fort from a distance is situated in the Baramati Taluka of Pune district in Maharashtra. This region is also known as the Bhuswananda. Shaped as a peacock, this region has in the past seen an abundance of peacocks & is therefore known as Morgaon (Mor - peacock).
Chintamani Temple at Theur
After Moreshwar darshan Proceed to Theur. At Theur in the Haveli Taluka of Pune district in Maharashtra is the temple dedicated to Chintamani Vinayak. The village is along the river Mulamutha. Ganesh as Chintamani is a God who brings peace of mind & drives away all perplexities of the mind. It is believed that Brahma the creator once felt Atharva that is restive. To still his mind he called upon Lord Ganesha. The place where Brahma achieved the quietude he was looking for is known as the Sthavar region or as Theur and then halt for lunch. After lunch leave for Siddhatek.
Siddhivinayak at Siddhatek
This is a remote little village along the river Bhima in the Ahmednagar district & Karjat tehsil in Maharashtra. The Siddhivinayak at Siddhtek is considered an especially powerful deity. It is believed that it was here on the Siddhtek Mountain, that Vishnu acquired Siddhi. After Siddhatek proceeds to Ranjangaon.
The Maha Ganpati is the most powerful representation of Lord Ganesh. Maha Ganpati is depicted as having eight, ten, or twelve arms. It is after invoking this form of Ganpati that Shiva vanquished the demon Tripurasur and so he is also known as Tripurarivade Mahaganpati. Night stay at Pune hotel.
Day 02 : Ozar-Lenyadri-Pali-Mahad
After Breakfast proceeds to Ozar. On the banks of the Kukdeshwar river,
Vighnasehwar Temple Ozhar
Ozhar is where Lord Vighneshwar resides. Lord Ganesh is known as Vigneshwara or the remover of all obstacles, this he achieved by vanquishing the demon Vighnasura.After darshan leave for Lenyandri.
Girijatmak Temple Lenyadri
Lenyadri, is to the North of Pune, along the Kukdi river. The Ganesh Puran calls this place as Jirnapur or Lekhan Parbat. Girijatmaj Vinayak refers to the Ganesha as the son of Parvati. Girija is another name for Parvati & Atamaj means son. This is the only temple of the Ashtavinayak which is on a mountain & is set in a Buddhist cave temple. After darshan takes a halt for lunch. Then proceed to Pali.
Ballaleshwar Temple Pali Dist Raigad
Among the Ashtavinayakas, Ballaleshvara at Pali is the only Ganesh who is famous by the name of his devotee and who is dressed up as a brahmin. Village Pali is situated in the Sudhagad taluka in the district of Raigad. This place is nestled between the fort Sarasgad & River Amba. After Darshan drive to Mahad.
Vardhavinayak Temple Mahad Dist Raigad
Mahad is a pretty village set in the hilly region of Konkan in the Raigad district & the Khalapur Taluka of Maharashtra. Ganesha as Varad Vinayak fulfills all desires & grants all boons. This region was known as Bhadrak or Madhak in ancient times. A Nanda deep has been lit in this temple which has been continuously lit since 1892.
After darshan transfer to Mumbai /Pune Airport / Railway Station with memorable experiences of Gagangiri Tours & Travels. (MTDC Approved Travel Agency)
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