Ashtavinayaka Temples
8 Punya Kshetra of Ganesha

Vinayaka relieve us from all Vignas & should be worshipped first. Parvathi Devi made Ganapathy with turmeric paste to guard her. There are 8 important temples of Ganesha which is considered very sacred.
1.Mayureshwar Temple
First temple to be worshipped, at Morgaon near Pune. Ganesha destroyed asura Sindhu here. Prathishta of Ganesha was done by Brahma Deva

2.Siddhivinayak Temple
Mahavishnu destroyed Asuras, Madhu and Kaitabh, after worshipping & doing Prathista of Ganapathi.
3.Ballaleshwar Pali Temple
Situated at Raigad district. Ganesha saved his devotee, Ballala, who was being beaten by his father, Kalyani Seth. Ganesha is Swayambhu.

4.Varadavinayak Temple
Ganesha is worshipped in the form of Varada Vinayaka, the giver of all wish and success.
5. Chintamani Temple
Ganesha brought back the Chinatamani Jewel from Ganasur for Kapila Maharshi here. Darshan here, one gets satisfaction in life.

6. Girijatmaj Temple
Girija is the other name of Maa Parvati & Atmaja means Son. Girijatmaj is Son of Parvati, referring to Ganesha
7. Vighneshwar Temple
In Ozar, Vigneshwara is worshipped, Remover of Obstacles, who destroyed Vignasura.

8.Mahaganapati Temple.
Ranjangaon temple is the 8th Temple. Mahadev forgets to worship Ganesha before fighting Tripurasur. Later pays respects, & Prathista is done here.

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