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ASHTA VINAYAKA-PANCHA JYOTHIRLINGA DARSHAN - 10D


Tour Code           AJD 10
Ex       Bengaluru
Distance 4300 Kms
Duration   By Train 10 Days / By Flight 9 Days 
Vehicle Used       By Bus
Accommodation  Twin sharing basis Standard rooms
States Visited     Maharashtra
Places Visited    Pune, Narayanpur, Mahad, Pali, Bhimashankar, Lenyadri, Ojhar, Nashik, Traimbakeshwar, Shirdi, Shani Shignapur, Ellora, Grishneshwar, Aurangabad, Aunda Naganath, Parli Vaidyanath, Pandharapur, Morgaon, Theur, Siddhatek, Ranjangaon.


Departure dates:
    APR 6.APR 20. MAY 18. AUG 3.AUG 31. SEP 14.SEP 28. OCT 5.OCT 26. NOV 9.NOV 23. DEC 7.DEC 21. JAN 4.JAN 18. FEB 1.FEB 15. MAR 1.MAR 15.

COST :In Rs...
Adult
Twin Sharing
23500*
Adult
Single Sharing
31725
Child
(2-11 Years)
17625
Child
(2-11 Y)
11750*
Without Bed & Seat
Advance
Amount
5000*

NOTE :
  • For Infants 2-24 months(2 Years) Please send enquiry.
  • Charges for children mentioned applies only if they accompanied by 2 adults. If the child is accompanied by single adult full amount will be charged.
  • Children 2-11 Years will be charged 75% of the tour Cost with full-seat, without extra bed.
DAY 1   BENGALURU / HUBLI - PUNE
  Dep from Yehwantpur / Hubli railway station.
DAY 2     PUNE - NARAYANAPUR -MORGAON
  Morning reach Pune, transfer to hotel. Afternoon dep to Narayanpura Tirupati Balaji Mandir, Mogaon - Mayureshwar ( Ashta Vinayaka ) Darshan. Free day, night stay at Pune.
DAY 3     PUNE - BHIMASHANKAR - LENYADRI - OJHAR - NASHIK
  Morning dep to Bhimashankar Jyothirlinga darshan, Lenyadri - Girijatmaka Vinayaka Darshan, Ojhar Vighnahara Vinayaka . Night halt at Nashik.
DAY 4     NASIK - TRIAMBAKESHWAR - SHIRDI
  Morning have darshan of Traiambakeshwar jyothirlinga at Nashik. Mukthidam, Kalaram Mandir, Panchavati.etc. Afternoon  Saibaba DarshanNight halt at Shirdi.
DAY 5     SHIRDI - SHANI SHIGHNAPUR - ELLORA GRISHNESHWAR - AURANGABAD
  Morning, In Shani Shighnapur - Shanishwar darshan, Ellora Grishneshwar – Jyotirlinga darshan. Night halt at Aurangabad.
DAY 6     AURANGABAD - AUNDHA -PARLI
  Morning departure to have darshan of Aundha Naganath and Parli Vaidyanath Jyothirlingas. Night halt at Parli.
DAY 7     PARLI -PANDARAPUR
  Morning departure to Pandharapur. Evening Panduranga darshan. Night halt at Pandarapur.
DAY 8     PANDHARAPUR - RANJANGAON - SIDDHATEK -THEUR - PUNE
  Morning dep for Ashata vinayaka darshan. Ranjangaon Mahaganapati DarshanIn Siddhatek - Siddhi Vianayaka darshan, Chintamani Vinayak at Theur. in . Night halt at Pune.
DAY 9     PUNE - MAHAD - PALI - PUNE
  After breakfast visit Varada Vinayak at Mahad & Pali Ballaleshwar Temples.
DAY 10     PUNE - HUBLI - BENGALURU
  Morning dep Bengaluru by Train.Night reach Hubli.
DAY 11     BENGALURU
  Morning reach Bengaluru
Ashtavinayaka : literally means "eight Ganeshas" in Sanskrit. Ganesha is the Hindu deity of obstacles, unity, prosperity and learning. The term refers to eight Ganeshas. Ashtavinayaka yatra refers to a pilgrimage to the eight Hindu temples in Maharashtra state of India that house eight distinct idols of Ganesha, in a pre-ascertained sequence.
Mahad : is a pretty village set in the hilly region of Konkan in the Raigarh district and the Khalapur Taluka of Maharastra.Lord Ganesha as Varad Vinayak fulfills all desires and grants all boons. This region was known as Bhadrak or Madhak in ancient times. A nandadeep has been lit in this Ashtavinayak temple which has been continuously lit since the 1892. This temple also has the idol of Mushika, Navagraha Devtas and Shivalinga. There are 4 elephant idols guarding the 4 sides of the temple. In this Ashta Vinayak Temple devotees can enter the Garbagriha and pay their homage and respects to the idol personally. Devotees visit the Varadvinayak shrine throughout the year. During festivals like the Magha Chaturthi huge crowds can be seen in this temple.
Pali : Among the Ashtavinayakas, Ballaleshvara at Pali is the only Ganesha who is famous by the name of his devotee and who is dressed up as a brahmin. Village Pali is situated between fort Sarasgad & river Amba flowing on the other side. On being pleased by devotion of Ballal, Shri Ganesh remained in the stone worshipped by Ballal & hence is called as Ballaleshwar of Pali. Village Pali is situated in the Sudhagad taluka in the district of Raigad.
Lenyadri ( Girijatmaka Vinayaka) : Lenyadri is situated to the North of Pune, along the Kukdi river. The Ganesh Puran calls this place as Jirnapur or Lekhan Parbat. Girijatmaj Vinayak refers to the Ganesh as the son of Parvati. Girija is another name for Parvati and Atamaj means son. This is the only temple of the Ashtavinayak which is on a mountain and is set in a Buddhist cave-temple.
Ojahar : Vighneshwara's temple is situated on the banks of river Kukadi. Lord Ganesha is known as Vigneshwara ( the remover of all obstacles), this he achieved by vanquishing the demon Vighnasura . Among Ashtavinayak Kshetra Vighneshwara Temple is the only temple with golden dome and pinnacle.
Moragaon : The Mayureshwar or Moreshwar temple is along the Karha river in the Morgaon village . A temple that looks like a tiny fort from a distance, it is situated in the Baramati Taluka of Pune district in Maharashtra. The idol of Mayureshwar is in the garbhagriha, the sanctum in which only the head priest is permitted entry. The deity is three eyed, seated, and his trunk is turned towards the left. The eyes and the navel of the deity are studded with precious diamonds. On the head are seen the fangs of Nagaraj. The deity is flanked by brass idols of Siddhi and Buddhi who are considered the consorts of Ganesh. In front of the deity stand a mouse and a peacock. The original idol is actually much smaller than it seems but continuous anointing of the idol with sindoor has resulted in the idol seeming much larger than it actually is. It is believed that this layer of sindoor peels off on its own every 100 or 150 years, revealing the actual idol.
Theur : At Theyoor in the Haveli Taluka of Pune district in Maharashtra is the Ashtavinayak temple dedicated to Chintamani Vinayak. The village is along the river Mulamutha. Lord Ganesha as Chintamani is god who brings peace of mind and drives away all perplexities of the mind. It is believed that Brahma the creator once felt tharva that is restive. To still his mind he called upon Lord Ganesh. The place where Brahma achieved the quietude he was looking for is known as the Sthavar region or as Theur.
Siddhtek : is a remote little village along the river Bhima in the Ahmednagar district and Karjat tehsil in Maharashtra. The Siddhivinayak Ashtavinayak Temple at Siddhtek is considered an especially powerful deity. It is believed that it was here on the Siddhtek Mountain, that Vishnu acquired Siddhi.
Ranjangaon : The Maha Ganpati at Ashtavinayak is the most powerful representation of Lord Ganesha. Maha Ganpati is depicted as having eight, ten or twelve arms. It is after invoking this form of Ganpati that Shiva vanquished the demon Tripurasur and so he is also known as Tripurarivade Mahaganpati.
Bhimashankar (jyothirlinga) : Bhimashankar is an ancient shrine, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. The traquality of the surrounding, the dense forests surrounding the high ranges of Sahyadri Ranges are an abode for rare species of flora and fauna. Situated at the extreme end of the Sahyadri Ranges, this place gives a wonderful view of the world around the rivers, and hill stations. Bhimashankar is the source of the Bhima River, which flows southeast and merges with the Krishna River. With endless stretches of virgin forests, lofty peaks that seem to reach out to the heavens, and the whispering waters of the Bhima River, Bhimashankar is definitely one of God's choicest creations. One can see within the temple precincts there is a small shrine dedicated to Lord Shani Mahatma (also called Shaneeswara). The image of Nandi Lord Shiva's vahanam is installed, just at the entrance of the temple. There is a shrine for Siva Ganams, Shaakini and Daakini who assisted Shiva in the battle against the demon. Kaushika Maha Muni is said to have done 'Tapas' (penance) there. The place where he bathed is called Mokshakund thirtham, which is located behind the Bhimashankara temple.
Trambakeshwar : is one of the holiest and sacred place for Hindu pilgrims and is revered as a one of the 12 Jyotirlingaas shrines of Lord Shiva. It is located at the source of the Godavari River, the longest river in peninsular India. The Godavari River, which is considered sacred within Hinduism, originates from Bramhagiri mountains and meets the sea near Rajahmundry. Kusavarta, a kund is considered the symbolic origin of the river Godavari, and revered by Hindus as a sacred bathing place. The current temple was built by Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao. Trimbakeshwar is a religious center having one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is its three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra. The entire black stone temple is known for its appealing architecture and sculpture and is at the foothills of a mountain called Brahmagiri.
Grushneshwar : is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana . Grishneshwar is believed as the Last or 12th (twelfth) Jyotirlinga on the earth. This pilgrimage site is located at a village called Verul which lies at a distance of 11 km from Daulatabad and 30 km from Aurangabad. It lies at a close proximity to the Ellora caves. Ahilyabhai Holkar constructed the Grishneshwar Temple, who also re-constructed the Kasi Viswanatha temple at Banaras and the Vishnu Paada temple at Gaya.
Aundha Nagnath Temple : is an ancient Shiva temple, considered to be one of the Jyotirlinga, located at Aundha Nagnath in Hingoli district of Maharashtra. It is an important place of pilgrimage. The present temple is said to have been built by Yadavas of devagiri and dates to 13th century. The first temple is said to be from time of Mahabharata and is believed to have been constructed by Yudhishthira, eldest of Pandava, when they were expelled for 14 years from Hastinapur. It has been stated that this temple building was of seven-storyed before it was sacked by Aurangzeb. It was called ‘Darukavanam’, or the forest of Daruka. Daruka was a demon, who, in spite of being a devotee of Lord Shiva, troubled the hermits who resided in the forest and made their lives miserable. The hermits prayed to Lord Shiva who himself destroyed the demon. Before he died, Daruka repented for his actions and asked that he and his misdeeds be remembered forever, as a warning to others, and thus Shiva agreed to stay on in the forest, which henceforth was called ‘Darukavanam’.
Parli Vaidyanath : Baidyanath shrine is revered as one of the twelve Jyotirlingams of Shiva. Devotees of Lord Shiva believe that by sincere worship of Vaijnath Jyotirlinga a person is relieved of all worries and miseries in life. It is also said that by worshipping in the shrine a person attains Moksha and all types of happiness. This village is located on the slopes of Meru or Naganarayana Mountain. Parali is an ancient village located near three rivers, Brahma, Venu and Saraswati, because of the presence of one of the twelve JyotirLingas of Shankara, it has become famous. This village is also known as Kantipur, Madhyarekha Vaijayanti or Jayanti.
Pandarapur : is an important pilgrimage city on the banks of Bhim? river in Sol?pur district, Maharashtra, India. Bhima river is called as "Chandrabhaga" near Pandharpur, as it flows like half moon shape. The city is named after a great merchant, Pundalik, who achieved self-realization here. Pandharpur, also known as Pandhari, hosts the renowned Vitthal temple on the banks of Bhim?. "Vithoba", "P?ndurang", and "Pandharin?th" are the popular alternate names of the deity, Viththal, who is regarded in Hinduism as a form of Lord Krishna, who, in turn, is considered as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Rakhum?i or Rukmini is Viththal's consort in the temple.
Shirdi : is popularly known as the home of popular guru Shirdi Sai Baba. It is one of the richest temple organizations. Shri Saibaba of Shirdi lived between 1838 and 1918, whose real name, birthplace and date of birth are not known. An Indian spiritual guru and a fakir, Shri Saibaba in Shirdi was regarded with great reverence by both Hindu and Muslim followers. Lord Sai lived in a mosque and after death his body was cremated in a temple. Sri Shirdi Sai philosophy ingrained 'Shraddha' meaning faith and 'Saburi' meaning compassion. According to god Sai, Shraddha and Saburi were the supreme attributes to reach the state of godliness.
Shanishignapur: It is a village in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Situated in Nevasa taluka in Ahmednagar district, the village is known for its popular temple of Shani, the Hindu god of the planet (graha) Saturn. Shingnapur is 35 km from Ahmednagar city.
Shingnapur : is also famous for the fact that no house in the village has doors, only door frames. Despite this, no theft is reported in the village. Villagers never keep their valuables under lock and key. Villagers believe that the temple is a "jagrut devasthan" (lit. "alive temple"), meaning that the god here is very powerful. They believe that god Shani punishes anyone attempting theft. The deity here is "Swayambhu" (Sanskrit: self-evolved deity) that is self emerged from earth in form of black but imposing stone. Though no one knows the exact period, it is believed that the Swayambhu Shanaishwara statue was found from times immemorial by shepherds of the then local hamlet. It is believed to be in existence at least since Kali yuga.
Ellora : The Ellora caves, locally known as ‘Verul Leni’ is located on the Aurangabad-Chalisgaon road at a distance of 30 km north-northwest of Aurangabad, the district headquarters. The name Ellora itself inspires everyone as it represents one of the largest rock-hewn monastic-temple complexes in the entire world. Ellora is also world famous for the largest single monolithic excavation in the world, the great Kailasa (Cave 16). The visit to these caves is enjoyed maximum during monsoon, when every stream is filled with rainwater, and the entire environ is lush green. The monsoon is not only a season of rains in this part, the local visitors are attracted to visit these ideal locations to have a glimpse of the mother nature in full bloom. It is regarded as World Heritage site. 

Depending upon the interest in ancient art. & time a visitor has at his disposal three to four hours, then the Cave nos. 10 (Visvakarma Cave), 16 (Kailasa), 21 (Ramesvara) and 32 & 34 (Jaina group of caves) should not be missed. Thus, by visiting these caves, one can have a glimpse of the representative art of Buddhism, Brahmanism and Jainism. If a visitor has an entire day at his disposal, the Cave nos. 2, 5, 10 & 12 of the Buddhist group; Cave nos. 14, 15, 16, 21 & 29 of the Brahmanical group and Caves 32 to 34 of the Jaina group should be visited. 

INCLUSION

  • Second sleeper Train Tickets for Bangalore-Pune-  Bangalore.
  • Deluxe bus  for Sight seeing.
  • Guidance from experienced Tour Escort
  • Accommodation on twin sharing a/c standard rooms 
  • Vegetarian Food by our cooking Staff ( Tea/coffee/ Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)

 

EXCLUSION

  • Special Pujas & darshans.
  • Entry Tickets , Boating, Camera Charges
  • Government Service Tax as applicable ( GST 5%)
  • Food during the train journey
  • Laundry
  • Telephone calls
  • Mineral water
  • Any other expense incurred other than which are mentioned in Tour cost includes list.