The term Ashtavinayak means ‘Eight Ganeshas’. There are a total of 8 temples in the Ashtavinayak Darshan. Six of them are in the Pune district and two of them are in the Raigad district. These eight temples house the ‘swayambhu’ or ‘self-formed’ idols of Lord Ganesh, hence the importance and high reverence attached to this octet. This darshan is considered to be very sacred and holy, and it is said that everyone must take the tour at least once in their life. Each of these temples has its own individual legend and history, as distinct from each other as the murtis in each 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.
“If we can learn anything from Lord Ganesha, it is: Be sincere and care no one in the line of duty.”
The Ashtavinayak pilgrimage is considered to be a milestone in every devotee’s life. 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. Most of the time, this darshan is taken by elderly people or people in a group, so if you are planning to start the pilgrimage from Pune, then booking a cab from Kesarinandan Travels for Ashtavinayak Darshan from Pune can be quite beneficial, as the cars provided by them are quite spacious and comfortable for a bunch of people to fit in.
Ashtavinayak yatra Shortest route from Pune
- The Chintamani Temple, Theur
- The Moreshwar Temple, Moregaon
- The Siddhivinayak Temple, Siddhatek
- The Mahaganapati Temple, Ranjangaon
- The Vighnahar Temple, Ozar
- The Girijatmaj Temple, Lenyandri
- The Ballaleshwar Temple, Pali
- The Varadavinayak Temple, Mahad
We, at Kesarinandan Travels, provide exclusive Ashtavinayak Tour Packages from Pune for our customers. 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. As the darshan takes minimum two days to cover up all the eight temples, staying hydrated and healthy is very important. 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.
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