Ashtavinayak Temples near Pune | Eight Holy Ganesh Temples in Maharashtra

Ashtavinayaka temples are eight popular Lord Ganesha temples in Maharashtra. ‘Ashtavinayaka’ means eight Ganesha in Sanskrit. The term ‘Ashtavinayaka Yatra’ refers to the pilgrimage or yatra to eight ancient holy Ganapati temples in and around Pune. These Ashtavinayaka temples have eight distinct forms of Ganesh idols. The form of trunk of each Ganesha idol is […]

Ballaleshwar Temple, Pali | 3rd Ashtavinayak Temple

Ballaleshwar Ganpati Temple in Pali

Ballaleshwar Temple in Pali, Raigad district is the 3rd of Ashtavinayak Temples near Pune, Maharashtra. According to Historians and Hindu religious scholars, Lord Ganesha is largely believed to have immediately saved a boy-devotee named Ballala who was badly beaten by his father named Kalyani-seth and local villagers. The only reason was his single-minded devotion towards Ganesha. In […]

Ballaleshwar Vinayak Temple, Pali in Maharashtra

Ballaleshwar Vinayak Temple Pali Ashtavinayak

Ballaleshwar Temple in Pali is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is one of the Asthavinayak Temples in Maharashtra. This temple is famous by the name of his devotee and the lord here is dressed up as a brahmin. Legend of Ballaleshwar According to legend, there lived a young boy by the name Ballal in Pali […]