Shri Ballaleshwar Pali Ganpati temple is one of the eight major temples of Lord Ganesha which constitutes the divine Ashtavinayak temples in Maharashtra.Shri Ballaleshwar Pali Ganpati temple is located in the village of Pali
Shri Chintamani Ashtavinayak : Ganesha is believed to have got back the precious Chintamani Jewel from the greedy Guna for sage Kapila at this spot. However, after bringing back the jewel, sage Kapila put it in Lord Ganesha’s neck naming him
Shri Girijatmajavinayaka Ashtavinayak 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. This temple
Shri Mahaganpati Ashtavinayak Shiva is believed to have worshipped Ganesha before fighting the demon Tripurasura here. Constructed so that the rays of the Sun fall directly on the idol during the southward
Shri Moreshwara Ashtavinayak : 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.
Shri Siddhivinayaka Ashtavinayak : 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
Shri Varadvinayak Ashtavinayak : 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 and respects to the idol.