Ashtavinayaka means “eight Ganeshas” in Sanskrit. Ganesh is the deity of unity, prosperity & learning which removes obstacles. Visiting the temples of Ashtavinayaka refers to a pilgrimage to the eight Ganesh temples in Maharashtra state of India that house eight distinct idols of Ganesha, in a pre-ascertained sequence. This trip covers the eight ancient holy temples of Ganesha which are situated around Pune. Each of these temples has its own individual legend and history, as distinct from each other as the murtis in each temple.
Lata Tours & Travels offer Ashtavinayak tour package that covers eight ancient holy temples of Ganesha which are situated around Mumbai. They are Moreshwar, Mahaganpati, Chintamani, Girijatmaj, Vigneshwar, Siddhivinayak, Ballaleshwar and VaradVinayak.
Everybody should visit the Ashtavinayak in Maharashtra at least once in a life time. According to Shastra, first you have to visit Moreshwar of Moregaon. Then visit Siddhatek Siddhivinayak, Pali Ballaleshwar, Mahad Varadvinayak, Theur Chintamani, Girijatmaj, Ozar Vigneshwar, Ranjangaon Maha Ganapati and then again Moregaon will end you Ashtavinayak Yatra. Vinayak is another name for Ganesh, the god loved and worshiped by Hindus all over India. Lord Ganesha is the protector of his devotees. Eight (Astha) naturally-formed sculpted stone statues have been housed in old temples at the places where these statues were first found. The Ashtavinayak temples are within the range of 20 to 110 Km of each other.
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