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 […]

Chintamani Temple, Theur (Chintamani Ganpati) | 5th Ashtavinayak Temple

Chintamani Ganpati Temple

Sri Chintamani Temple, Theur (Chintamani Ganpati) is the 5th of Ashtavinayak Temples. According to the local people of Theur, for sage Kapila, Lord Ganesha at this spot is largely believed to have got back the popular and precious Chinatamani jewel from the greedy Guna. Later jewel was put it in Vinayaka’s (Ganesha’s) neck by sage Kapila […]