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The Ashtavinayaka is difficult to define. The word literally means “eight Ganeshas” in Sanskrit, and denotes the eight distinct Ganesh idols that are housed in various very sacred and important temples in towns all over the state of Maharashtra. Each temple is unique in its own way, each idol with its own legends and myths. Learning about these myths and stories is just as fascinating as actually visiting each of these temples. Visit these temples with the Ashtavinayak tour from Nashik.
Visiting all eight Ganapati’s in the Ashtavinayak route means you are well on your way to achieving true spirituality! The idols in each of these eight temples are called “Swayambhu” effigies, meaning they were found formed naturally, and not sculpted intentionally!
The most important of the eight temples is the one in Morgaon. Popularly called the Mayureshwar Ganpati temple, this shrine to God is said to have constructed during the Bahmani reign and is situated in the center of the village as are most ancient temples. To prevent attacks on the temple from Mughal rulers, the people of the village constructed four minarets around the temple to disguise it as a mosque. The unique thing about this temple is the Nandi perched just outside the temple entrance—usually we find Nandi in front of Shiva temples only, but this temple is unique!
Siddhivinayak temple in Siddhatek is also just as unique in its own way. It is the only temple out of the eight in which the Ganesh idol has its trunk positioned to the right instead of the left side. This uniquely right-trunked Ganesha is said to be very strict in his beliefs and expectations of devotees, and so, to complete one pradakshina of the temple, you will have to make a round trip of the hillock that the temple sits on—this will take you about 30 minutes to complete! Visit these temples with the Ashtavinayak tour from Nashik.
Ballaleshwar Ganpati rests in Pali, where stories say that Lord Ganesh saved a young boy named Ballala from being beaten to death by the villagers—the God was summoned simply by the boy’s devotions and desperate prayers. The idol that is the center of this temple is somehow very similar to the shape of the mountain which lies behind the temple.
These are only four of the eight most important Ganapati temples in India—there is nothing more fulfilling than visiting these temples on the Ashtavinayak tour from Nashik and letting yourself be stunned by the sheer depth and magnitude of the Hindu religion and faith.
- Seek the blessing of Lord Ganesha
- Visit the 8 most renowned Ganesha temples
- Spend some time in serenity
- Gain a new spiritual insight by visiting these temples
- Get mesmerized by the stunning architecture
Other Benefits (On Arrival)
The start of your journey to discover the depths of spirituality.
We will depart early in the morning at 5:00 am to start the tour around this holy city. We will visit the Shree Varad Vinayak temple in Mahad to receive darshan. After this, we will have breakfast and proceed to Pali to visit Shri Ballaleshwar temple. We will then have a hearty lunch and then head over to Ranjangaon to see the Shree Mahaganpati temple and receive blessings from the God Ganapati. Finally, we will retire to the hotel to stay overnight.
Other Benefits (On Arrival)
Each temple offers a different facet of the glittering gem of belief.
On day three we will visit Shree Chintamani temple in the town of Theur to receive darshan, after which we continue on our temple pilgrimage to Siddhatek, where the temple of Shree Siddhivinayak is located. After this, we head on to Morgaon to receive the blessings of the Shree Mayureshwar God. We will then have a sumptuous lunch at Kishor Wagh Bhadaji. After eating, we will proceed to Khandoba to visit the Jejuri temple. Following this is a visit to Tirupati Balaji Temple in Narayanpur. At the end of this eventful day, we will retire to the hotel to rest for the night.
Other Benefits (On Arrival)
Explore every side of India’s beliefs and cultures.
On the last day of your tour, we will first visit the Shree Vigneshwar temple in Ozar. After this, we will head to Lenyadri to visit the Shree Girijatmaj Ganpati temple. We will then have a hearty meal for lunch and proceed back to Mumbai, the end of this wonderful, illuminating tour.
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FAQs for Maharashtra
Why should I go on the Ashtavinayak tour?
The Ashtavinayak tour will take you to more than eight towns in the span of three days. Each temple is more spiritual and rejuvenating than the last, and is sure to show you a side of history and religion you did not think existed.
What should I wear on the Ashtavinayak tour?
As you will be visiting temples, it is best to dress in traditional Indian clothes. Make sure to dress decently and respectfully so you do not offend any sensibilities!
What is the best time to go on this tour?
Maharashtra in general is a very hot state. The best time to go on the temple tour would be at a time when temperatures are pleasant, and Maharashtra experiences the best temperatures between the months of September and February. The Ganesh Chaturthi festival is celebrated in the month of September, so if possible, do make sure to be a part of the celebrations!
Are there any restrictions at the temples?
Some temples may not allow photography, but most temples in Maharashtra are quite lenient in these matters. No temple will allow wearing footwear or indecent clothing inside the premises. You are also expected to be quiet and respectful to the other devotees.
How long does it take to see all eight temples?
You can visit all the temples within three to four days, but if you really want to spend time at each temple and savour everything in the place, you can easily spend two weeks on the Ashtavinayak tour! Make sure you plan your vacation in such a way that you have plenty of time for rest, travel and refreshments. Do not rush yourself, have a happy pilgrimage. Visit these temples with the Ashtavinayak tour from Nashik.
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