Ashtavinayak Temple

Ashtavinayaka or eight Ganeshas is located in Maharashtra state of India, The Ashtavinayaka yatra or pilgrimage covers the eight holy temples of Ganesha .All the Eight  Ashtavinayak Templs are Swayambhu (self-originated) and Jagrut.There are various names of Lord Ganesh for various places. 

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Temple And Deity

Ganesha is believed to have got back the precious Chinatamani jewel from the greedy Guna for sage Kapila at this spot. However, after bringing back the jewel, sage Kapila put it in Vinayaka's (Ganesha's) neck. Thus the name Chintamani Vinayak. This happened under the Kadamb tree, therefore Theur is known as Kadambanagar in old times. 

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Vidhivat Ashtavinayak Tour From Pune

Ashtavinayak Ganesha Templs are Swayambhu (self-originated).  Located around Pune. Vidhivat Ashtavinayak - As per belief start Ashtavinayak yatra by visiting Moreshwar Ganpati in Moregan. Next visit Siddhivinayaak at siddhitek ,Ballaleshwar at pali,Varadvinayak at Mahad,Chintaamani at thevur,Girijtmak at Lenyadri,Vigneshwar at Ozar,Mahaganpati at Ranjangaon and finally visit Moreshwar at Moregaon. 

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Other Temples

Ballaleshwar Pali

Ganesha is believed to have saved this boy-devotee, Ballala, who was beaten by local villagers and his father for his single-minded devotion to him.

Chintamani Theur

Ganesha is believed to have got back the precious Chintamani Jewel from the greedy Guna for sage Kapila at this spot.

Girijatmaj Lenyadri

It is believed that Parvati (Lord Shiva’s wife) performed penance to beget Ganesha at this point. This temple stands amidst a cave complex of 18 caves of Buddhist origin.

Mahaganpati Ranjangaon

Shiva is believed to have worshipped Ganesha before fighting the demon Tripurasura here.

Moreshwar Temple

The temple is covered from all sides by four Minarets and gives feeling of a mosque if seen from a distance. This was done to prevent attacks on the temple during Mughal periods

Siddhivinayak Siddhtek

God Vishnu is supposed to have vanquished the asuras Madhu and Kaitabh after propitiating Ganesha here. This is the only idol of the eight Ashtavinayakas with the trunk

Varad Vinayak Mahad

Ganesha is said to reside here in the form of varada Vinayaka, the giver of bounty and success. This is the only temple where devotees are allowed to personally pay their homage

Vighneshwar Ozhar

The demon Vighnasur, after being defeated by Lord Ganesha pleaded to show Mercy. Ganesha granted his plea,

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