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Ashtavinayak: Pilgrim tour to the eight Ganapati Temples in Maharashtra
 

Everybody should visit the Ashtavinayak in Maharashtra at least once in a life time. Ashta Vinayak Temples are within the range of only 20 to 110 km. The detailed itinerary  mentioned in this website covers Ballaleshvara Pali,Varad Vinayak Mahad,Maha Ganpati Ranjangaon,Chintamani Theur,Siddhivinayak Siddhtek,Moreshwar Morgaon,Vigneshwara Ozar,Girijatmaj Lenyadri, the eight pillars of the Yatra.

Ballaleshvara at Pali Varad Vinayak at Mahad Maha Ganpati Ranjangaon Chintamani at Theur
 
Ballaleshvara at Pali Varad Vinayak at Mahad Maha Ganpati Ranjangaon Chintamani at Theur
 
Siddhivinayak at Siddhtek Moreshwar at Morgaon Vigneshwara at Ozar Girijatmaj at Lenyadri
Siddhivinayak at Siddhtek Moreshwar at Morgaon Vigneshwara at Ozar Girijatmaj at Lenyadri

Detailed Itinerary

Duration : 3 Days Tour
Destination : Mumbai-Ashtavinayak with Pune halt- Mumbai
 
DAY 01: Arrive Mumbai

Arrive at Mumbai Railway station or Airport.

Proceed to Mahad: Mahad is a pretty village set in the hilly region of Konkan in the Raigarh district and the Khalapur Taluka of Maharastra. Ganesh as Varad Vinayak fulfills all desires and grants all boons. This region was known as Bhadrak or Madhak in ancient times. A nandadeep has been lit in this temple which has been continuously lit since the 1892

Proceed to Pali: Among the Ashtavinayakas, Ballaleshvara at Pali is the only Ganesha 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 and River Amba

Proceed 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 hault at Pune hotel.

DAY 02:

Proceed to Theur: At Theyoor 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 god who brings peace of mind and drives away all perplexities of the mind.It is believed that Brahma the creator once felt tharva that is restive. To still his mind he called upon Lord Ganesh. The place where Brahma achieved the quietude he was looking for is known as the Sthavar region or as Theur.

Proceed to Siddhtek: This is a remote little village along the river Bhima in the Ahmednagar district and 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.

Proceed to Morgaon: The Mayureshwar or Moreshwar temple 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 and is therefore known as Morgaon (Mor - peacock).

Night hault at Pune hotel.

DAY 03:

Proceed to Ozar: On the banks of the Kukdeshwar river, 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

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 Ganesh as the son of Parvati. Girija is another name for Parvati and Atamaj means son. This is the only temple of the Ashtavinayak which is on a mountain and is set in a Buddhist cave-temple

Return back to Mumbai. Drop to Railway station / Airport / Any other point.

Cost per couple till 31st March 2014
Per Couple Per Extra Person above 5 years
Rs. Rs.
23,500/- 1,300/=

Hotels in Pune - Hotel Shreyas / Hotel Deccan Park or similar.

Price Inclusions

Cost Includes:
  • Travel by Air-Conditioned Tavera / Tata Indigo for a couple or family
  • Accommodation in air-conditioned rooms at Pune with all taxes
Cost Does not include:
  • Meals during the entire duration of the trip.
  • Entrance fees at any point.
  • Guide charges
  • Extra charges as levied by the hotels for early check in (before 12 noon) or Late check out (after 12 noon)
  • Service tax as applicable.

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