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Trip Ashtavinayak Yatra - Eight Temples

The term refers to eight Ganeshas. Ashtavinayak yatra trip refers to a pilgrimage to the eight Hindu temples in Maharashtra state of India that house eight distinct idols of Ganesh.

Each of these temples has its own individual legend and history, as distinct from each other as the murtis in each temple. The form of each murti of Ganesh and His trunk are distinct from one another.

No. Temple Location
1 Mayureshwar Temple Morgaon, Pune district
2 Siddhivinayak Temple Siddhatek, Ahmednagar district
3 Ballaleshwar Temple Pali, Raigad district
4 Varad Vinayak Temple Mahad, Raigad district
5 Chintamani Temple Theur, Pune district
6 Girijatmaj Temple Lenyadri, Pune district
7 Vighneshwar Temple Ozar, Pune district
8 Mahaganapati Temple Ranjangaon, Pune district

Traditionally, Moreshwar of Moregaon is the first temple visited by the pilgrims. The temples visited in descending order are Siddhatek, Pali, Mahad, Thevur, Lenyandri, Ozar, Ranjangaon. The pilgrimage is concluded with a second visit to Moregaon.

All these murtis are called Swayambhu effigies, or the self-existent in Sanskrit. This is to indicate that they were not sculpted but they were found formed by nature.

What is the meaning of ashtavinayak?

Ashtavinayak (Marathi: अष्टविनायक) literally means "eight Ganeshas" in Sanskrit. Ganesh is the Hinduism/Hindu deity of unity, prosperity, learning, and removing obstacles. ... The Ashtavinayak yatra or pilgrimage covers the eight ancient holy temples of Ganesh which are situated around Pune.

How can I complete ashtavinayak in 2 days?

Head to Siddhivinayak Temple in Siddhatek on SH67. Chintamani Temple in Theur off SH61 (or Shirur – Satara Road) Mahaganapati Temple in Ranjangaon on SH27 (or Shirdi – Ahmednanagar – Pune Highway)

How can I go to ashtavinayak from Mumbai by car?

In the morning proceed to Ballaleshwar by Mumbai – Goa road from Mumbai to Pali (110 kms – 2.5 hours). First Darshan will be at Ballaleshwar at Pali as it is the nearest temple from Mumbai, From Pali Take Road to Khopoli (40 kms) and visit Varadvinayak at Mahad (10 kms South of Khopoli).

How can I make ashtavinayak Darshan?

According to Hindu Shastra, you will have to visit the Moreshwar temple at Morgaon first and then in sequence visit the temples at Siddhatek, Pali, Mahad, Thevur, Lenyadri, Ozar, Ranjangaon and in last visit the Moreshwar temple again. This will complete your Ashtavinayak Yatra.

How many steps are there in Lenyadri?

There are 2 windows on either side of the entrance. The hall is now treated as a sabha-mandapa ("assembly hall") of the Ganesha temple. 283 steps built (by devotees) in stone masonry over eight flights lead to the entrance. The steps are believed to represent sensual pleasures, which Ganesha has overcome.

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