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Pilgrimages and Temples of Sri Ganesha


Ashta Vinayakas (Refer to Sloka):

Morgaon Mayureshwar temple, Pune district, Maharashtra 1. Morgaon - Mayureshwar (Pune district, Maharashtra): An Ashta Vinayaka Temple (AV-1).
- Sri Ganesha killed demon Sindhu riding on a Mayura (Peacock).
2. Siddhatek - Siddhi Vinayak (Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra): An Ashta Vinayaka Temple (AV-2).
- Sri Ganesha blessed Lord Vishnu to be successful in the battle against demons Madhu and Kaitabha.
3. Pali - Ballaleshwar (Raigad district, Maharashtra): An Ashta Vinayaka Temple (AV-3).
- Sri Ganesha saved His boy-devotee Ballala when he was severely beaten up by his father for being engrossed in His worship.
4. Mahad - Varad Vinayak (Raigad district, Maharashtra): An Ashta Vinayaka Temple (AV-4).
- Sri Ganesha blessed sage Grutsamad when the sage meditated on Him and underwent a long penance.
5. Theur - Chintamani Vinayak (Pune district, Maharashtra): An Ashta Vinayaka Temple (AV-5).
- Sri Ganesha killed Gana in a battle and returned the Chintamani jewel to sage Kapila.
6. Lenyadri - Girijatmak (Pune district, Maharashtra): An Ashta Vinayaka Temple (AV-6).
- Sri Ganesha granted the boon to Devi Parvati to be born as her son.
7. Ozar - Vigneshwar (Pune district, Maharashtra): An Ashta Vinayaka Temple (AV-7).
- Sri Ganesha defeated demon Vignashura and checked his atrocities.
8. Ranjangaon - Mahaganapati (Pune district, Maharashtra): An Ashta Vinayaka Temple (AV-8).
- Sri Ganesha blessed Lord Shiva to be successful in the battle against demon Tripura.

Other Ganesha Pilgrimages:

• Ganapatipule (Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra)
• Sri Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati of Titwala (Thane district, Maharashtra)


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