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Lord Ganesh worship – Introduction

Lord Ganesh worship – Introduction

Lord Ganesh or Vighneswara (that is destroyer of obstacles) has an envious place in the Hindu religion. Being the destroyer of obstacles he is invoked first (before starting the function itself) in any Hindu ritual…

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Sree Mahaganapati at Ranjangaon

Sree Mahaganapati at Ranjangaon

Legend is associated with the story of Tripurasura – the three demon brothers usually taken as one. Tripurasura was the son of Gritsmada whose story is associated with the legend of Sri Varada Vinayak Temple…

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Sree Vighneswar Vinayak at Ozar

Sree Vighneswar Vinayak at Ozar

Lord Ganesh is worshipped as Vigneswara (Vighna means a sudden obstacle in Sanskrit). Of all the Ashtavinayak Temples this is the most spacious one; rich in hindu temple architectural work. The present temple dates back…

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Sree Girijatmaj Ganesh at Lenyadri

Sree Girijatmaj Ganesh at Lenyadri

The temple is on a hill amidst a complex of thirty Budhist caves; a unique Hindu temple in this way!! The Lord Ganesh shrine is on the eighth cave. Presently, the temple is under the…

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Sree Chintamani Ganesh, Theur

Sree Chintamani Ganesh, Theur

The legend revolves around a special Gem called Chintamani. The sage Kapila had this Gem in his possession which has the capacity to grant one’s wishes. When a young prince called Guna visited the sage,…

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Varad Vinayak (Lord Ganesh),  Mahad

Varad Vinayak (Lord Ganesh), Mahad

The deity of this Ashtavinayak is known as Varad Vinayak – that is the giver of bounty and success. The legend is that Indra, the chief of Devas, enticed Mukunda (wife of a rishi called…

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Ballaleswar (Lord Ganesh)Temple- Pali

Ballaleswar (Lord Ganesh)Temple- Pali

Legend of this Ashtavinayak is associated with the devotion of a boy called Ballala to Lord Ganesh. Ballala was an ardent devotee of Lord Ganesh. One day he organized a special pooja in his village-…

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Sidhivinayak (Lord Ganesh) Temple- Sidhatek

Sidhivinayak (Lord Ganesh) Temple- Sidhatek

It is believed; praying to Sidhivinayak here leads a work to completion. The hill temple is on the banks of river Bhima. The famous saint Moraya Gosavi of Ganapatya sect and Smt. Ahalya Bhai Holkar…

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Moreswar Temple, Moregaon

Moreswar Temple, Moregaon

First among the Ashtavinayak temples. A traditional Ashtavinayak darshan starts and ends at this temple. The Hindu tradition holds that at the time of “pralaya” (final destruction of the world), Lord Ganesh will enter “yoganidra”…

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