Ashtavinayak Temples

Industrial visit to Ashtavinayak Temples circuit is the best religious route for study tour, the entire route offers industries covering almost all type of industries, you can began your industrial tour from Pune (Pune Dairy) followed by darshana at Theur and visit at Yashwant Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana(Theur),next ashtavinayak temple also has two sugar mills around its proximity namely Someshwar and Baramati Malegaon
your next destination i.e. Ranjangaon  houses a Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) Industrial area  in which several manufacturing companies including LG, Whirlpool, Carraro, etc are based.The next destination at ozar and lenyandri offers very unique space projects namely GMRT (Khodad), Vikram Sarabhai Earth Station, you can also visit 4 dams and Champagene India Ltd., an important Wine making factory, the next destination Mahad offers various Chemical plants like Pidlite and Laxmi Organics.and finally at Pali You can do trekking followed by visiting Shri Ashtavinayak Temple.

If you’re looking for a brush with divine, the “Ashtavinayak” temples in the state of Maharashtra dedicated to Lord Ganesh are the places to be.
Devotees throng to these temples in large number because it is believed that a pilgrimage to the Ashtavinayak ensures the pilgrim everlasting bliss. Glorified as ‘Swayambhu’ or self-emanated, each of the eight idols have distinctive features.
Pune, the second largest city of the state, can be used as a base to visit these shrines. These Swayambhu shrines, in order of importance are Morgaon, Siddhatek, Pali, Madh, Theur, Lenyadri, Ozar and Ranjangaon.

Theur
Located on the confluence of the Mula, Muth and Bhima rivers, the temple was built by Madhavrao Peshwa and is dedicated to ‘Chintamani ‘ Ganapati.

Morgaon
Located on the banks of River Karha, Morgaon is the first stop on the Ashtavinayak temple circuit. Built in the typical Mughal style, the main temple faces towards the north and houses the presiding deity of ‘Shri Moreshwar’ Ganapati

Siddhatek
Siddhatek is located on the banks of River Bhima in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. The Siddhatek shrine dedicated to Siddhivinayak Ganapati was built during the Peshwa period

Ranjangaon
The main temple here, built by Madhavrao Peshwa, is dedicated to Maha Ganapati.

Ozar
At the entrance to the temple are two Deep-malas – stone pillar oil lamps, and two huge Dwar Palaks guards and in the sanctum is the idol of Vighneshwar Ganapati.

 

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Industries

  • Whirlpool
  • Pune Dairy
  • Vikram Sarabhai Earth Station
  • Yashwant Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana

And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries

Lenyadri
Located on a hillock, the temple faces south and is carved from the rocks. There are 283 steps leading to the main temple which is dedicated to Girijatmak Ganapati. From the temple one can view the Puspavati River flowing nearby and Junnar town spread below.

Madh
Located in picturesque surroundings, the temple resembling a tiled roofed house and facing the east is dedicated to Varadavinayaka Ganapati. The sanctum is made of stone and surrounded by beautiful stone elephant carvings.

Pali
Set in the picturesque surroundings, the Pali shrine, dedicated to ‘Ballaleshwara’ Ganapati, is located on the periphery of Pali village. Encircled by two lakes, the shrine attracts pilgrims in large numbers. The other places of interest at Pali are Shree Vighneshwar Temple, Shiva Temple at Siddheswari and Sudhagad Fort.

From-To

Distance

Pune-Theur

25 km.

Theur-Moregaon

70 km.

Moregaon-Siddhatek

65 km.

Siddhatek-Rajangaon

92 km.

Rajangaon-Ozar

100 km.

Ozar-Lenyandri

15 km.

Lenyandri-Mahad

134 km.

Mahad-Pali

42 km.

Pali-Pune

111 km.

How would you like to travel?

AIR
The nearest airport is Pune. Pune is a convenient base while visiting the “Ashtavinayak”
RAIL
Morgaon: the nearest railhead is Jejuri (17 km) (Mumbai -Kolhapur section),
Siddhatek: the nearest rail head is Daund on the Mumbai- Solapur section,
Pali and Madh: the nearest rail head is Khopoli on Central Railways,
Theur: the nearest rail head is Loni on Pune Solapur section,
Lenyadri and Ozar: the convenient rail head is Pune,
Ranjangaon: the nearest rail head is Urali (16 km) (on Pune- Daud section).
ROAD
All destinations is well connected by road to major places in Maharashtra, except for Lenyadri where there is a motorable road up to Junnar 70 km from Pune. The distance of 8 km from Junnar to Lenyadri can be covered by rickshaw or tanga. State transport buses ply from Mumbai and Pune to Junnar. There are 321 steps to climb up to the temple; Doli service is also available.

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