Ashtavinayaka yatra or visiting the Eight Ganesha temples is considered to be the most sacred pilgrimage. This religious journey covers all the eight ancient holy temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha and situated around Mumbai and Pune. These eight temples are Siddhivinayak Temple, Moreshwar Temple, Girijatmaj Temple, Ballaleshwar Temple, Varadavinayak Temple, Vighnahar Temple, Chintamani Temple and Maha Ganpati Temple. It will take 4 days to cover all of these eight Ganesh temples near Pune. In the end, you must have Darshan of Morgoan Mayureshwar to complete the Holy Yatra.
Follow the Below Mentioned Temple Order quickly and easily Darshan.
|Pune||Morgaon Shri Mayureshwar||67 km|
|Morgaon Shri Mayureshwar||Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Mandir||57.8 km|
|Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Mandir||Pali Shri Ballaleshwar Ashtvinayak Temple||250 km|
|Pali Shri Ballaleshwar Ashtvinayak Temple||Mahad Sri Varad Vinayak||38 km|
|Mahad Sri Varad Vinayak||Theur Shree Chintamani Vinayaka Temple||109 km|
|Theur Shree Chintamani Vinayaka Temple||Shree Lenyadri Ganapati Devasthan / Lenyadri Girijamata||101 km|
|Lenyadri Girijamata||Ozar Vigneshwar||15.1 km|
|Ozar Vigneshwar||Ranjangoan Mahaganapati Mandir||66.4 km|
|Ranjangaon Mahaganapati Mandir||Morgaon Shri Mayureshwar||70 km|
Ashtavinayak Temples Timings:
|Ashtavinayak Temple Name||Temple Timings|
|Morgaon Shri Mayureshwar||5:00 AM to 10:00 PM|
|Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Mandir||5:00 AM to 9:30 PM|
|Pali Shri Ballaleshwar Ashtvinayak Temple||5:30 AM to 10:00 PM|
|Mahad Sri Varad Vinayak Temple||5:30 AM to 8:30 PM|
|Theur Shree Chintamani Vinayaka Temple||5:00 AM to 8:30 PM|
|Lenyadri Girijatmaj / Shree Lenyadri Ganapati Devasthan||5:30 AM to 8:00 PM|
|Ozar Vigneshwar Mandir||5:00 AM to 10:00 PM|
|Ranjangaon Mahaganapati Mandir||5:00 AM to 10:00 PM|
About Ashtvinayak Temples:
1) Shri Ballaleshwar Ashtvinayak Temple, Pali :
This Ballaleshwar temple is the only Ganesh temple, famous by the name of its devotee and who is dressed as a Brahmin. The temple is located at the tip of Pali, near the Mumbai-Pune highway, about 14.2 km before Nagothane on the Mumbai-Goa highway.
2) Shree Chintamani Vinayaka Temple, Theur :
Ganesh as Chintamani is a God who brings peace of mind and drives away all the perplexities of the mind. Here, Ganesha would have recovered the precious Chintamani Jewel from the greedy Guna from the sage Kapila. Here, the Ganesh idol has a left trunk with carbuncle and diamonds as eyes.
3) Shri Mayureshwar Temple, Morgaon :
This Moreshwar temple is located along the Karha river in the village of Morgaon. It is the most important of the eight temples of Ashtavinayak and has four doors.
Here, it is believed that Ganesha, riding a peacock in the shape of Mayureshwara, killed the demon Sindhu. This idol has the trunk turned to the left and a cobra swung over it to protect it.
4) Sri Varad Vinayak Temple, Mahad:
Ganesh as Varad Vinayak fulfills all dreams and wishes and also grants all boons. A Nanda deep has been lit in this temple, which has been lit continuously since 1982.
This temple is located 5.1 kilometers from the Pune-Mumbai highway near Khopoli (86.4 km from Pune) and is, therefore, closer to the city of Mumbai.
5) Vigneshwar Temple, Ozhar:
Ozhar Lord Ganesha is known as Vigneshwara or the remover of all the obstacles which he accomplished by defeating the demon Vighnasura.
6) Mahaganapati Temple, Ranjangoan :
The Mahaganapati in Ranjangoan is one of the most powerful representations of Lord Ganesh. Here, it is believed that Shiva worshiped Ganesha before fighting the Tripurasura demon. The Ganesha idol faces east, seated cross-legged and with a broad forehead, the trunk pointed to the left.
7) Girijatmaj / Shree Lenyadri Ganapati Devasthan, Lenyadri:
Girijatmaj Vinayak refers to Ganesh as the son of Parvati Devi. Girija is another name for Parvati Devi and Atamaj means son. It is the only temple of Ashtavinayaka built on a mountain and located in a Buddhist cave temple.
8) Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, Siddtek:
The Siddhivinayak at Siddtek is considered a very powerful deity. It is believed that it was here on Siddhtek Mountain, that Vishnu acquired Siddhi.
The temple is located on the Pune-Solapur highway, about 27.5 km from the town of Srigonda, Ahmadnagar. The temple is located right next to the Bhima river.
How to reach Ashtavinayak Temples?
Pune International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport are the nearest Airports to Ashtavinayak Temples.
Pune railway station and Mumbai railway station are the nearest railway stations to Ashtavinayak Temples.
The temple can be easily reached by Bus from Pune and other cities.