Ashtavinayak literally means "eight Ganeshas" in Sanskrit. Ganesh is the Hinduism/Hindu deity of unity, prosperity & learning and removes obstacles. The term refers to eight Ganeshas. Ashtavinayaka yatra trip refers to a pilgrimage to the eight Hindu temples in Maharashtra state of India that house eight distinct idols of Ganesh, in a pre-ascertained sequence. The Ashtavinayak yatra or pilgrimage covers the eight ancient holy temples of Ganesh 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.
Day 01 Mumbai - Ozar - Lenyadri - Ranjangaon - Pune:
Report to coach as per given reporting schedule. Proceed to Ozar (Vigneshwar) -Swayambhu (Self-generated) idol with the trunk to the left. The temple faces the east and has several idols. Also visit Lenyadri (Girijatma) the temple on the hill, which has 283 steps, the hill is full of caves. Later proceed to Ranjangaon (Mahaganapati)-The temple faces the east. The idol is portrayed, seated on a lotus, flanked by his consorts Siddhi & Riddhi. Mahaganpati is believed to have eight, ten or twelve hands.
Day 02 Pune - Prati balaji - Jejuri - Morgaon - Siddhatek - Theur - Pune:
Early morning proceed to Prati balaji Temple. Proceed to Visit Jejuri - Khandoba Temple. Further proceed to Morgaon (Mayureshwar) - The temple faces the north, Swayambhu (Self-generated) idol with the serpent above the head. The temple has eight Ganesha idols in eight corners. Also visit Siddhatek (Siddhi-Vinayak) Swayambhu (Self-generated) idol; with the trunk to the right. The temple faces the north and has the idols of other gods like Vishnu, Shiva and Parvati. Visit Theur (Chintamani)-The temple faces the north,Swayambhu (Self-generated) idol with the trunk to the left. Evening back to Pune.
Day 03 Departure from Mahad - Pali - Mumbai:
Proceed to Mahad (Varad Vinayak)- Swayambhu (Self-generated) idol with the trunk of the left. Further proceed to Pali (Ballaleshwar)- The Idol of Vinayaka sits on a stone throne, facing east with its trunk turned left and sitting against a background of silver which displays Riddhi and siddhi waving chamaras. Drive back to your home town. Tour Concludes.
Proposed hotels are -
NOORYA HOMETEL or Similar