Ashtavinayak are the 8 revered Vinayak or Lord Ganesha temples spread across the state of Maharashtra and Ashtavinayak yatra is one of the much sought-after pilgrimage journeys for Vinayak devotees countrywide. Ashtavinayak yatra covers the 8 Lord Ganesha temples such as Moreshwar, Maha Ganapati, Chintamani, Girijatmaj, Vigneshwar, Siddhivinayak, Ballaleshwar, and Varadvinayak. If you wish to embark on the holy Ashtavinayak yatra, here follows an ideal tour itinerary for the same. Read on to learn more-
Day 01: Arrive Mumbai-Vinayak Darshan-Pune
Upon your arrival at Mumbai railway station/airport, you’ll be greeted by our tour representative who escorts you the pre-booked hotel. Check in, freshen up and set out for the Ashtavinayak yatra with a pure mind. We start our yatra with a visit to Mahad Ashtavinayak; i.e. the revered Vidya Vinayaka. After Vadra Vinayaka darshan, proceed to the Ashtavinayak temple of Pali; i.e. Ballaleshwar Ganapati and then to the Ashtavinayak of Ranjangaon; i.e. temple of Lord Mahaganapati. Once done, hit the road for Pune which is about 50kms away. On reaching Pune, check into hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 02: More of the Yatra…
Next morning, post breakfast we depart for the Theur temple of Lord Chintamani Ganapati followed by a visit to the Siddhivinayak temple of Siddhatek and next the Mayureshwar Ganapati temple of Moreshwar. Post darshan we return to hotel in Pune for dinner and night stay.
Day 03: Yatra winds up…
We start our day’s tour with a visit to Pune’s Dagdusheth Ganpati Mandir. Though this is not one of the temples in the Ashtavinayak Group, yet it is a famed one and hence thronged by devotees day in and out. After this we visit to Vigneshwar Ganpati Temple of Ozhar followed by Girijatmaj temple of Lenyadri. Post darshan we head to Mumbai. On reaching you are transferred to airport/railway station where our representative sees you off and you proceed for your onward journey back home.