Ashtavinayak Yatra

Ashtavinayak Yatra Ashtavinayak Darshan
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Eight Ganesha Pilgrimages Lenyadri - Ashtavinayak Yatra
Ashtavinayak pilgrimage Eight Ganesha temples

The Ashtavinayak pilgrimage is of deep significance. Ashtavinayak literally means ‘Eight Ganeshas’ in Sanskrit. Lord Ganesha is the deity of unity, prosperity and learning. The Lord also removes the obstacles. The Ashtavinayak yatra is basically a holy pilgrimage to the eight Hindu temples in the state of Maharashtra with eight distinct idols of Lord Ganesha in a pre-ascertained sequence. Every temple has its own legend and history associated with it. Also, the form of each Ganesha idol and its trunk is visibly different from the other. After visiting all the eight Ganpatis, the first Ganpati should be visited again in order to complete the yatra.

  • No. of Places to be visited : 8

  • Total Distance : 946 KM

  • Best Season to visit : Nov to Mar


Ashtavinayak Yatra Map

Significance

There are numerous Ganesha temples around the world. But, these eight Ganesha pilgrimages are of utmost significance and auspiciousness than the others. They are worshipped with utmost reverence. The stories of the eight incarnations are ancient and so are the temples. While some of them are built and rebuilt during the time of Madhavrao Peshwa. It is believed that the idols are self-existent. Each of these idol is an incarnation of Lord Ganesha and has its own mythological belief associated to it and each of it conveys a story to us about how and why these idols got their names and existence.

History

    The Gaanpatya sect came into existence during the post Gupt period. The followers of the sect worshipped and paid homage to Lord Ganesha. According to the puranas, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are his parents. Throughout India, there are 21 very important Ganesha sites eight of which belong to Maharashtra. The rise of Marathas also brought development in the Ashtavinayak.

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Itinerary

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    • Pune
    Pune
    Distance Time
    From Moreshwar Temple: 76 KM 1 h 47 min
    From Shree Siddhivinayak Temple: 101 KM 2 h 10 min
    From Ballaleshwar Ganpati Temple: 121 KM 2 h 26 min
    From Varad Vinayak Ganpati Mandir: 86.8 KM 1 h 37 min
    From Shree Chintamani Temple: 27.5 KM 0 h 57 min
    From Girijatmaj Temple: 96.3 KM 2 h 32 min
    From Vighneshwar Temple: 86.8 KM 2 h 20 min
    From Mahaganpati Temple: 51 KM 1 h 23 min
    Shortest Trip Pune-Morgaon-Siddhatek-Pali-Mahad-Theur-Lenyadri-Ozar-Ranjangaon-Moregaon-Pune Minimum Duration19 h 43 min Minimum Distance946 KM
    • Pune
    • 1 Hours 46 Min
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    • 75.8
    • Morgaon
    Moreshwar Temple (Morgaon)
    Distance Time
    From Pune: 66.6 KM 1 h 47 min
    From Shree Siddhivinayak Temple: 66.3 KM 1 h 18 min
    From Ballaleshwar Ganpati Temple: 189 KM 3 h 51 min
    From Varad Vinayak Ganpati Mandir: 155 KM 3 h 2 min
    From Shree Chintamani Temple: 57.9 KM 1 h 5 min
    From Girijatmaj Temple: 164 KM 3 h 22 min
    From Vighneshwar Temple: 140 KM 3 h 3 min
    From Mahaganpati Temple: 70.2 KM 1 h 34 min
    • Morgaon
    • 1 Hours 17 Min
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    • 69.9
    • Siddhatek
    Shree Siddhivinayak Temple (Siddhatek)
    Distance Time
    From Pune: 105 KM 2 h 5 min
    From Moreshwar Temple: 69.9 KM 1 h 17 min
    From Ballaleshwar Ganpati Temple: 224 KM 4 h 25 min
    From Varad Vinayak Ganpati Mandir: 190 KM 3 h 36 min
    From Shree Chintamani Temple: 86.7 KM 1 h 27 min
    From Girijatmaj Temple: 165 KM 3 h 25 min
    From Vighneshwar Temple: 151 KM 3 h 9 min
    From Mahaganpati Temple: 81.2 KM 1 h 43 min
    • Siddhatek
    • 4 Hours 51 Min
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    • Pali
    Ballaleshwar Ganpati Temple (Pali)
    Distance Time
    From Pune: 128 KM 2 h 40 min
    From Moreshwar Temple: 196 KM 4 h 10 min
    From Shree Siddhivinayak Temple: 228 KM 4 h 49 min
    From Varad Vinayak Ganpati Mandir: 44.5 KM 1 h 18 min
    From Shree Chintamani Temple: 147 KM 3 h 29 min
    From Girijatmaj Temple: 184 KM 4 h 17 min
    From Vighneshwar Temple: 174 KM 4 h 4 min
    From Mahaganpati Temple: 163 KM 3 h 38 min
    • Pune
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    • Mahad
    Varad Vinayak Ganpati Mandir(Mahad)
    Distance Time
    From Pune: 85.8 KM 1 h 32 min
    From Moreshwar Temple: 154 KM 3 h 1 min
    From Shree Siddhivinayak Temple: 186 KM 3 h 41 min
    From Ballaleshwar Ganpati Temple: 37.6 KM 1 h
    From Shree Chintamani Temple: 105 KM 2 h 21 min
    From Girijatmaj Temple: 142 KM 3 h 8 min
    From Vighneshwar Temple: 132 KM 2 h 56 min
    From Mahaganpati Temple: 121 KM 2 h 32 min
    • Mahad
    • 2 Hours 26 Min
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    • 105
    • Theur
    Shree Chintamani Temple (Theur)
    Distance Time
    From Pune: 27.2 KM 55 min
    From Moreshwar Temple: 58 KM 1 h 7 min
    From Shree Siddhivinayak Temple: 83.1 KM 1 h 30 min
    From Ballaleshwar Ganpati Temple: 145 KM 3 h 12 min
    From Varad Vinayak Ganpati Mandir: 107 KM 2 h 22 min
    From Girijatmaj Temple: 108 KM 2 h 42 min
    From Vighneshwar Temple: 98 KM 2 h 30 min
    From Mahaganpati Temple: 41.1 KM 0 h 55 min
    • Theur
    • 2 Hours 45 Min
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    • Lenyadri
    Girijatmaj Temple (Lenyadri)
    Distance Time
    From Pune: 97 KM 2 h 28 min
    From Moreshwar Temple: 154 KM 3 h 18 min
    From Shree Siddhivinayak Temple: 165 KM 3 h 25 min
    From Ballaleshwar Ganpati Temple: 177 KM 3 h 55 min
    From Varad Vinayak Ganpati Mandir: 143 KM 3 h 9 min
    From Shree Chintamani Temple: 99.3 KM 2 h 35 min
    From Vighneshwar Temple: 14.4 KM 0 h 28 min
    From Mahaganpati Temple: 85.3 KM 2 h 2 min
    • Lenyadri
    • 0 Hours 28 Min
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    • 14.4
    • Ozar
    Vighneshwar Temple (Ozar)
    Distance Time
    From Pune: 87 KM 2 h 16 min
    From Moreshwar Temple: 143 KM 3 h 2 min
    From Shree Siddhivinayak Temple: 151 KM 3 h 9 min
    From Ballaleshwar Ganpati Temple: 167 KM 3 h 42 min
    From Varad Vinayak Ganpati Mandir: 133 KM 2 h 59 min
    From Shree Chintamani Temple: 89.3 KM 2 h 23 min
    From Girijatmaj Temple: 14.4 KM 0 h 28 min
    From Mahaganpati Temple: 73.8 KM 1 h 46 min
    • Lenyadri
    • 1 Hours 45 Min
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    • 73.4
    • Ranjangaon
    Mahaganpati Temple (Ranjangaon)
    Distance Time
    From Pune: 51.6 KM 1 h 21 min
    From Moreshwar Temple: 69.83 KM 1 h 32 min
    From Shree Siddhivinayak Temple: 80.8 KM 1 h 42 min
    From Ballaleshwar Ganpati Temple: 156 KM 3 h 21 min
    From Varad Vinayak Ganpati Mandir: 122 KM 2 h 36 min
    From Shree Chintamani Temple:: 41.6 KM 56 min
    From Girijatmaj Temple: 84.6 KM 2 h 3 min
    From Mahaganpati Temple: 73.4 KM 1 h 47 min
    • Lenyadri
    • 1 Hours 33 Min
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    • 69.9
    • Morgaon
    • Lenyadri
    • 1 Hours 48 Min
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    • 75.8
    • Pune

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