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 […]

Girijatmaj Temple, Lenyadri (Girijatmaj Ganesha) | 6th Ashtavinayak Temple

Girijatmaj Ganpati Temple in Lenyadri

Girijatmaj Temple, Lenyadri (Girijatmaj Ganesha Temple) is the 6th of Ashtavinayak Temples. According to the Hindu religious scholars and historians, it is largely believed that Shiva’s wife, Parvati suddenly performed at this point penance in order to beget Ganesha. It is to be noted that Girija’s (Parvati’s) Atmaj (son) is Girijatmaj. In a cave complex of […]