Ashtavinayak Darshan:

The Sanskrit meaning of Ashtavinayaka is "Eight Ganeshas".  Son of God Shiva and Goddess Parvati, Ganesha is a powerful Hindu deity who is worshipped everywhere in India. He is also considered as the deity of unity, and he helps in clearing obstacles of life, he also helps in learning and boosting prosperity. In Maharashtra, Ashtavinayaka Yatra is considered as one of the most important pilgrimages. With Ashtavinayak darshan packages you can cover the eight sacred temples of Lord Ganesha located around Pune.

Best time to visit Ashtavinayak:

If you plan your Ashtavinayak visit in winter from November to February, you can enjoy your trip to the fullest because the weather is pleasant and you can enjoy visiting the temples even more. Booking Ashtavinayak tour package during winter you will get a great experience.

Best places to visit in Ashtavinayak:

  • Moreshwar Temple: The Moreshwar temple or Mayureshwar temple comes first in the Ashtavinayak tour from Pune. The temple was built in 1347 by Alauddin Hasan.
  • Siddhivinayak Temple: Shri Siddhivanayak temple located in Siddhitek is another beautiful and popular temple. As per the folklore, the temple was constructed by Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore.
  • Ballaleshwar Temple: Ballaleshwar temple is located in Pali which has a story attached to its existence. Dedicated to the loyal devotee of Ganesha, Ballala, the temple has a key highlight of two lakes on both sides.
  • Varadvinayak Temple: Ashtavinayak tour from Mumbai also has this beautiful temple known as Varadvinayak Temple located in Mahad. The highlight of the temple is the four elephant idols on each side of the temple also the dome of the temple is excellently carved giving it a rich architecture.
  • Chintamani Temple: Located in Theur this Ashtavinayak Ganpati is famous for being “the bejewelled Ganesh”. Family deity of Peshwa Madhav Rao I, the temple gives a rich history.
  • Girijatmaj Temple: Situated in Lenyadri, this is a beautiful temple with great mythological importance in the region.
  • Shri Vigneshwar Vinayak Temple: Situated in Oza, the temple was build around 1785 C.E., and its highlights include a 20feet long main hall with inner hall length of 10 feet.
  • Mahaganapati Temple: Mahaganapati temple located in Ranjangaon has a rich history attached to Peshwa Madhav Rao.


How to reach Ashtavinayak:

There are options like Ashtavinayak darshan package from Mumbai and Ashtavinayak darshan package from Pune you can plan your visit according to your own choice and make the best out of the trip.

By Air:

The nearest airport to Ashtavinayak is located in Pune which is well connected to the other parts of India with frequent flights.

By Rail:

You can also go in for a train journey. The town, in which the Ashtavinayak temple is located, is well connected with railway from many important railway stations.  

By Road:

To reach Ashtavinayak temple, you can take a road trip as well. There are frequent buses from major bus terminals of Maharashtra to Ashtavinayak. You can also take Ashtavinayak tour from Mumbai by car package or Ashtavinayak tour from Pune by car package to reach Ashtavinayak