Ashtavinayak Yatra covers
eight holy shrines of Shri Ganpati Temples in Maharashtra.
Ashtavinayak yatra starts from Mayureshwar of Morgaon after
blessing here go to Siddhatek & have darshan of Siddhivinayak,
after this comes Ballaleshwar of Pali, Varadvinayak of Mahad
is on the fourth place. Then come to Theur & have darshan
of Shree Chintamani & get rid of all your Chintas (worries).
Then come out, of Pune & go to Girijatmaj on Mountain
lenyadri near Junnar & then have darshan of Vighneshwar
of ozar. After this go to Ranjangaon & have darshan of
Mahaganapati & then again come to Morgaon & complete
Though the Ashtavinayaka
temples are all very ancient & find mention in Ganesha
& Mudgala Purana. Still, devotees will be surprised to
see the construction of these Shrines to be of recent origin.
The reason is that most of these Kshetras (shrines) were re-built
& renovated during the period of Peshwas, who were his
ardent devotees.Shri.Morya Gosavi an ardent devotee of Ganesha
was also instrumental in this work.A Pilgrimage to the Ashtavinayak
or eight important Ganapati shrines ensures the Pilgrm eyer
lasting bliss As such everbody wishes to go for this pilgrimage
atleast once in their life time.