The term ‘Ashtavinayak’ literally translates to ‘Eight Ganeshas.’ The Ashtavinayak tour is incredibly popular among Indians, and it is said that everyone must take the tour at least once in their life. The tour consists of going to eight temples, six in the Pune district and two in the Raigad district, in one stretch. Each temple consists of an effigy of Lord Ganesha, and has a distinct story behind it. There is also a specific order to the tour, which starts with the Moreshwar of Moregaon and ends with the same temple. The temples are beautiful and carry the theme of nature, with some idols resembling nearby mountains as well. The specific order, in which the temples should be visited, is:
- Moreshwar Temple at Morgaon.
- Siddhivinayak Temple at Siddhatek.
- Ballaleshwar Temple at Pali.
- Varadavinayak Temple at Mahad.
- Chintamani Temple at Theur.
- Girijatmaj Temple at Lenyadri.
- Vighnahar Temple at Ozar.
- Mahaganapati Temple at Ranjangaon.
Going on the Ashtavinayak Tour is said to be extremely beneficial and calming for devotees. Many devotees also go for the Ashtavinayak darshan before taking any big decision in their life, or before they begin a new stage in their life. Taking the tour as a group strengthens bonds, and is said to imbibe a spiritual feeling in everyone. This tour is also incredibly popular among the elderly, so availing the services of a car rental for Ashtavinayak darshan is a good option, as a spacious car can be chosen, for them to be comfortable.
Since the trip takes hours to complete, it is important to stay hydrated and eat regularly. There are various dhabas on the way to each temple, serving delicious food. Each temple also has a small local market, where devotees can buy various items for the darshan, as well as souvenirs to take back.
The best time to go for the Ashtavinayak Darshan, Pune is during the retreating monsoon and winter months, i.e. November to January. The summer heat can get quite harsh, but it is possible for people to go during the spring and summer months as well.
Booking a cab for Ashtavinayak darshan is ideal, as it is vital to know the story behind each idol, as well as the distinct qualities that each temple and effigy has. Pune Tours provides Ashtainayak Darshan at the best car rental price in Pune. Our drivers are knowledgeable, and give you all the information and details you need about each temple. They also know the perfect routes that need to be used, to reach each temple fast and efficiently. You can choose from our wide range of Hatchbacks, Sedans, and SUVs, that can be chosen according to the size of your group and preference of car. Each car is well maintained and in good condition as well. Pune Tours, being the best car hire for Ashtavinayak darshan, aims to give customers the best darshan possible, and leave them feeling spiritual and calm.