Ashtavinayak Darshan with PuneTours
Pune tours offers Ashtavinayak Darshan in its semi-luxury Tata Winger Bus hire, this tour package is well thought and designed by experts, here is a short snapshot of the tour of the eight Ganesha temples as a Ashtavinayak Darshan Tour.
Day One -: We Start from Pune. on the way refreshments, move to Morgaon After Darshan proceed to Siddhatek then on the way we break for Lunch, Later continue the Journey to Theur. After that travel to Ranjangaon, post evening tea, proceed to Ozar for night stay at Hotel.
Day Two -: Travel starts early morning for Lenyadri Darshan, post breakfast, we move to Mahad on the way we break for Lunch. After lunch proceed to Pali, After evening tea, travel back to Pune.
Brief Information About Ashtavinayak Temples
Mayureshwar Ganpati, Morgaon
Popularly called as Moreshwar temple, it is about 65 km away from Pune on the banks of Karha River in the village Morgaon. The idol is three-eyed, seated with his trunk turned towards the left indicating success.
Siddhivinyak Ganpati, Siddhatek
Siddhivinayak’s Temple is located in the town of Siddhatek, 100 km from Pune. The place was made by Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore. The Ganesh idol of Shree Siddhivinayak is set in a metal casing. You can discover a Shiva-panchayatana and a holy place to Goddess Shivai in this place
Chintamani Ganpati, Theur
It is known to be one of the bigger and increasingly popular of the eight loved temples, it is situated in the town of Theur, 25 km from Pune. The corridor has a dark stone drinking fountain in it. Alongside the central place of worship committed to Ganesha, there are 3 little temples in the sanctuary complex devoted to Shiva, Vishnu-Lakshmi and Hanuman. Ganesha is venerated by the name ‘Chintamani’ in this sanctuary as it is accepted he gives redemption from stresses.
The sanctuary of Maha Ganpati is extremely near the centre of the town Ranjangaon. The sanctuary was raised during the rule of the Peshwas. The sanctuary was worked by Sardar Kine. Peshwa Madhavrao had built the Garbhagriha, the sanctum to house the swayambhoo statue
Situated in the town of Ranjhangoan, a short distance from Pune, the Maha Ganpati is the most dominant portrayal of Lord Ganesha. It is accepted that subsequent to conjuring this type of Ganpati, Shiva vanquished the evil spirit Tripurasur. The idol has ten trunks and twenty hands.
Vighneshwar Ganpati, Ozar
It is situated on the banks of Kukadi River, 95 km far from Pune simply off the Pune-Nashik Highway, in the town of Ozhar. The sanctuary is encased on all sides by high stone dividers, and its pinnacle is made of gold. The idol faces the east and has its trunk towards the left. Riddhi and Siddhi flank the idol of Ganesha.
Girijatmaj Ganpati, Lenyadri
The Temple is arranged inside the Buddhist caves in on a mountain that are likewise called – Ganesh Caves. About 97 km from Pune, you need to climb 307 stages to make it to the temple. The whole temple is cut out of single stone and faces south. The idol here is certainly not a different then the others but however has been cut on a stone mass of the cavern and just one eye of the symbol can be seen. ‘Girijatmaj’ actually implies Ganesha the child of Girija (Parvati).
Varadvinayak Ganpati, Mahad
It is situated in Mahad town in Raigad, 146 km from Pune. The icon faces east and has his trunk gone to one side. The icon was found in the lake connecting the shrine and thus, shows an endured look. An oil lantern, called Nandadeep, is believed to have been lit since 1892.
Ballaleshwar Ganpati, Pali
Situated in Pali town in Raigad area around 120 km from Pune, the sanctuary is likewise well known by the name Ballal. It is accepted that Ganesh showed up before his enthusiast named Ballal as a Brahman. Ballaleshwar is the main manifestation of Lord Ganesha which is known by a lover’s name.