OntimeCars car rental is well known for Ashtavinayak Darshan by cab/Taxi service from Mumbai and Pune. Ashtavinayak Darshan is popular pilgrimage which involves visiting the eight holy temples of Lord Ganesh which are located within distances range between 104 and 261 kilometers from Mumbai and 20 and 110 kilometers from Pune. However the actual total distance one has to travel to and fro is about 950 kms from Mumbai and Ashtavinayak Yatra from Pune is about 750 kms, conducted within a period of two or three days. These temples are located in the Maharashta towns or hamlets of Morgaon, Siddhatek, Theur, Ranjangaon, Ozar, Lenyandri, Mahad & Pali.
Ashtavinayaka exactly means “Eight Lord Ganeshas” in Sanskrit. Lord Ganesha is God of knowledge, remover of obstacles, unity, prosperity, learning etc. also called as Vinayaka (Vinayak in Marathi) He is worshipped and will always be remembered at the beginning of any holy rituals, ceremonies, functions etc. The term “AshtaVinayaka” refers to eight Ganeshas.
OntimeCars’s Ashtavinayak Darshan yatra from Mumbai or Pune by car/taxi will take you to a pilgrimage of eight Hindu temples in Maharashtra state of India that house eight distinct idols of Ganesha, in a pre – determined sequence which are situated around Pune.
Ashtavinayaka Yatra from Mumbai
Arrive to Mumbai if you are from outside Mumbai
Our Cab driver will pick you up from Mumbai Railway station or Airport or hotel or home.
In the morning proceed to Ballaleshwar by Mumbai – Goa road from Mumbai to Pali (110 kms – 2.5 hours). First Darshan will be of Ballaleshwar at Pali as it is nearest temple from Mumbai,
From Pali Take Road to Khopoli (40 kms) and visit Varadvinayak at Mahad (10 kms South of Khopoli).
From Mahad take Mumbai-Pune expressway from Khopoli Exit and then reach Pune. Overnight at Pune.
From Pune early morning proceed for Ranjangaon (50 kms – 1 hour). Its on the way of Ahmedanagar Highway.
From Ranjangaon go to Theur which is 40 kms of country Road.
From Theur to nearest Ganpati Temple is Moreshwar at Moregaon village which is about 70 kms from Theur and about 30 kms away from Pune – Solapur Road.
From Moreshwar go to Siddhivinayak at Siddhatek is 90 kms away from Moreshwar and its 33 kms off the Main Solapur highway. In the evening come back to Pune for overnight stay.
In the morning from Pune take route via Chakan to Narayangaon is about 50 kms and from there Lenyadri and Ozhar are both about 15 kms. So First head for Vighneshwar at Ozhar.
From Ozhar to Girijatmaj at Lenyadri is about 15 kms. There is 283 steps to climb to reach lord Ganesha cave temple.
After darshan of Giriraj at Lenyandri come back for Mumbai via Pune – Mumbai Expressway.
Proceed to Morgaon in the morning, the distance is 76 kms from Pune and take 1.5 hrs. after Darshan leave for Theur, the distance is 68 km from Morgaon and take more than 1 hour to reach. On arrival take Darshan and then halt for lunch. After lunch move for Siddhatek, it is around 90 kms from Theur and take 1.5 hours to reach Siddhatek. After having darshan move to Ranjangaon. After Darshan, back to Pune for night halt.
Proceed to Ozhar in the morning, the distance is 90 kms and take 2 hrs to reach there in morning time. After Darshan move to Lenyadri (15 kms and require 15 minutes). On arrival have a Darshan of lord Ganesha and halt for lunch. Then movie to Pali. After Darshan drive to Mahad & then drive back to Pune
Itinerary for Ashtavinayak Temples Tour by Taxi from Mumbai (2 Days / 1 Night)
Early morning Departure from Mumba and after breakfast at Mahad proceed to Varadvinayak Darshan after Darshan move ahead for visit Pali Balaleshwar Darshan enroute Lunch & Ozar Vighneshwar then Lenydri Girijatmaj Darshan overnight stay at Hotel.
Early morning proceeds for Theur Chintamani Darshan then proceed to Siddhtek Siddhivinayak Darshan then Morgaon Mayureshwar Darshan if time permit Prati Balaji Darshan then proceed to Mumbai.
Itinerary for Ashtavinayak Temples Tour by Taxi from Pune (3 Days / 2 Night)
Proceed to Morgaon in the morning, after Darshan leave for Theur. On arrival take Darshan and then halt for lunch. After lunch leave for Siddhatek and then return back to Pune.
Proceed to Ranjangaon in the morning. After Darshan leave for Ozhar on arrival take Darshan and halt for lunch. Then move to Lenyadri. After the climb of 307 steps drive back to pune.
Proceed to Pali in the morning. After Darshan leave for Mahad. On arrival visit temple and halt for lunch. After lunch move back to Pune.
Chintamani Temple Theur – The Chintamani Temple of Theur at 25 kms from Pune is one of Ashtavinayak Temple, a set of eight Lord Ganesha temple visited part of a circuit.
Ranjangaon Mahaganapati Temple – Mahaganapati Temple at Ranjangaon near Pune is one of the eight Ashtavinayak Temples that are visited as part of a circuit.
Moreshwar Temple – Shri Moreshwar Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha at 64 kilometres from Pune city. The temple is the start and ending point of a pilgrimage of eight Ganesha temples called Ashtavinayaka temples.
Lenyadri Ashavinayak Temple – Lenyadri Ashtavinayak Temple is one of the eight Ashtavinayak temples. The temple is set in a cave and and only one of the eight temples that requires climbing some steps to reach.
Ozar Ashtavinayak Temple – Shrivighnahar, Ozhar is home to one of the eight Ashtavinayak Temples. It is visited alongwith Girijatmaj, Lenyadri Ashtavinayak Temple.
Mahad Varad Vinayak Ashtavinayak Temple – One of the eight Ashtavinayak Temples at 6 km from Khopoli. This is well visited over weekends. From the parking area there is a 200-300 meters walk to the temple.
Siddhtek – Siddhtek is home to Siddhivinayak Temple, a Lord Ganesha Temple at 100 kms from Pune and one of the Ashtavinayak Temples.
Ballareshwar Pali – One of the eight Ashtavinayaka temples. Ballaleshwar is the only incarnation of Ganesha that is known by his devotees name.
OntimeCars made Ashtavinayak Darshn itinerary from Mumbai covering about 900-1000 kms so early departure is essential except For those arriving late afternoon it may be required to stay overnight in transit before starting this itinerary.
Note : OntimeCars can customized Ashtavinayak Darshan package on customer demand.
* Temple trust provides lunch from 12 noon to 2 noon at nominal cost of rupees 10.
* Pooja thali is available at shops outside each temple for about 15 to 20 rupees.
* You can stay near temple at Bhakta Nivas at nominal cost. Best Bhakta Nivas is at Ozar. It is besides river and has great view.
* Girijatmaj temple, lenydri is administered by central government which closes at 6.30 in evening. Varadavinayak temple at Mahad is always open. Other temples close at 10 pm.
* Girijatmaj temple, lenydri is in the mountains. It has 350 steps. It takes more than an hour to climb and get down. (total 1 hour 20 minutes).
* To avoid traffic and to reach temples on time. It is better to start your journey early in the morning.
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