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Places covered: Mahad, Pali, Ranjangaon, Theur, Siddhtek, Morgaon, Ozar, Lenyadri
Duration: 2Nights/ 3Days
Category: Pilgrimage Tour Package
Arrive Mumbai airport/railway station and drive to Mahad- a pretty village set in the hilly region of Konkan. Ganesha is said to reside here in the form of Varada Vinayaka, the giver of bounty and success. Thereafter proceed to Pali- the only Ganesha temple which is famous by the name of his devotee and who is dressed up as a brahmin. Continue visiting Ranjangaon Shri Mahaganpati temple- most powerful representation of Lord Ganesha. This temple bears a distinct resemblance to the architecture reminiscent of the 9th and 10th Centuries and is constructed in such a way that the rays of the Sun fall directly on the idol. Return to Pune and overnight stay the hotel.
Today, proceed to Theur Shri Chintamani Ashtavinayak temple where Ganesha believed to have got back the precious Chintamani Jewel from the greedy Guna for sage Kapila. Then proceed to Siddhatek. This is the only idol of the eight Ashtavinayakas with the trunk positioned to its right. Thereafter visit Moreshwara temple which is covered from all sides by four minarets and look like a mosque from a distance. There is a Nandi seated in front of the temple entrance, which is unique, as Nandi is normally seen in front of only Shiva temples. Return to Pune and overnight stay the hotel.
Today morning drive to Ozar. Visit Shri Vigneshwara temple which is situated on the banks of the Kukdeshwar river. Among Ashtavinayak temples, this is the only temple with golden dome and pinnacle. Then visit Lenyadri Shri Girijatmajavinayaka temple. This temple stands amidst a cave complex of 18 caves of Buddhist origin on a mountain peak. After the darshan, you drive back to Pune airport/railway station for your onward journey.