The Panch Jyotirlinga of Maharashtra with Ashtavinayaka Darshan tour is a popular pilgrimage journey that combines visits to the five revered Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and the eight Ashtavinayaka temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha in the state of Maharashtra, India. This comprehensive tour allows devotees to seek blessings from both Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha, two prominent deities in Hindu mythology. Let’s explore the highlights of this spiritual journey:
Panch Jyotirlinga (Five Jyotirlingas) in Maharashtra:
Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga: Located in the Sahyadri hills near Pune, the Bhimashankar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is known for its beautiful architecture and serene surroundings. It is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva took the form of the Ardhanarishwara (half-man, half-woman) to defeat the demon Tripurasura.
Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga: Situated in Trimbak near Nashik, Trimbakeshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed to be the place where the sacred river Godavari originates. The temple’s unique architecture and spiritual ambiance attract devotees from far and wide.
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga: Located in the village of Verul near Ellora, the Grishneshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the ancient temples in the region and is known for its intricate carvings and spiritual significance. The temple holds a special place in the hearts of devotees.
Aundha Nagnath Jyotirlinga: Situated in Aundha Nagnath in the Hingoli district of Maharashtra, Aundha Nagnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed to be the first of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. The temple’s architecture and historical importance attract devotees seeking spiritual solace.
Parli Vaijnath Jyotirlinga: Located in Parli near Beed, the Vaijnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva appeared to answer the prayers of the great sage Vindhya. The temple’s architecture and serene atmosphere make it a significant pilgrimage site.
Ashtavinayaka (Eight Ashtavinayaka) Temples in Maharashtra:
The Ashtavinayaka temples are a collection of eight temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity. These temples are spread across different regions of Maharashtra and are believed to be powerful centers of Lord Ganesha’s divine energy. The eight temples are:
The Ashtavinayaka temples are known for their unique architecture, mythological significance, and the spiritual blessings they offer to devotees.
Booking and Availability:
The Panch Jyotirlinga of Maharashtra with Ashtavinayaka Darshan tour can be organized through various travel agencies including us. It is advisable to book in advance, especially during peak pilgrimage seasons and festivals, to secure the desired dates and accommodations.
Embarking on the Panch Jyotirlinga of Maharashtra with Ashtavinayaka Darshan tour provides devotees with a comprehensive spiritual journey, allowing them to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage, ancient temples, and scenic landscapes of Maharashtra, while deepening one’s devotion and spiritual connection.
What to Expect
You have the opportunity of visiting Shirdi Sai Baba temple and Shani Singhnapur. You can add a day and extend your sightseeing day excursion of Ajanta caves (Every MONDAY closed). Do visit to Biwi Ka Maqbara which is also known as “poor’s man taj” and Panchakki of Aurangabad.
Upon arrival at the Airport or Railway station or Bus Stand in the morning meet and transfer to the hotel after quick wash n change proceeds for Ashtavinayak Temples. Begin with Shree Chintamani Vinayak Temple-Theur then proceed to Shree Mayureshwar Ganapati Temple of Morgaon afterwards visit Shree Siddhivinayak Ashtavinayak of Siddhatek continue your darshan and visit Shree Ranjangaon Ganpati of Ranjangaon. By late evening return to the Pune for an overnight stay.
Accommodation: Hotel Crystal Court/Similar
After breakfast proceed to Shree Varad Vinayak Ganpati darshan and later proceed to Shree Balleshwar Ashtavinayak Temple of Pali. By evening return back to the hotel in Pune.
Accommodation: Hotel Crystal Court/Similar
The morning after early breakfast leaves for Parli Vaijnath Jyotirlinga of Parli Vaijnanth. Upon arrival hotel check-in. Proceed for Parli Vaijnath Darshan. Overnight stay at Parli Vaijnath hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel Anusaya Palace/Similar
After breakfast option of visiting Parli Vaijnath Jyotirlinga darshan and leave for Aundha Nagnath Jyotirlinga Darshan and drive to Aurangabad. Upon arrival check into the hotel and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Hotel Atharva/Similar
After breakfast leave for Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Darshan also visit to Ellora Caves and the famous Kailasa Temple continue your journey and reach Shani Shingnapur darshan and proceed to Shirdi Sai Baba Darshan (VIP PASS recommended). After darshan you will be transferred to Nashik. Upon arrival hotel check-in and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Hotel Pooja International/Similar
Early morning Leave for Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga continue your drive to Shree Girijatmaj Ganpati Darshan of Lenyadri and then Shree Vigneshwara Ganpati Darshan of Ozar continue your drive to reach Bhimashankar upon arrival hotel check in. Overnight stay at hotel in Bhimashankar.
Accommodation: Hotel Natraj Holiday Resort/Similar (NON AC Room)
In the morning visit Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga darshan and thereafter you will be dropped by Pune junction or Airport for a further connecting journey.
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