Shri Girijatmaj Ganpati Temple, Lenyadri

Girijatmaj Ganpati - Lenyadri

 Info, History, Routs, Story, Temple Timing, Bhakta Niwas and Location details of Girijatmaj Ganpati Temple, Lenyadri

  • Address: Lenyadri Ganpati Road, At Post Golegaon, Taluka Junnar, District Pune, Maharashtra, 410502
  • Phone/Mobile No.: 08600073925/09881058665
  • Girijatmaj Ganpati Bhakta Niwas: At Post – Golegaon, Taluka – Junnar, Dist. – Pune. Register No. A. 833 (Pune). Mob. No. 08600073925/09881058665
  • Locality/village: Lenyadri
  • Taluka: Junnar
  • District: Pune
  • State: Maharashtra
  • Country: India
  • Pin Code: 410502
  • Entry Fees: 25 Per Person. (Sep-2018 Dated Cost)
  • Palakhi: Palakhi takes 700 Rs. Per person. 30 min. to climb. (Sep-2018 Dated Cost)
  • Total Steps: 307 - 315 steps. 10 to 15 min. to climb.
  • Nearest City: Pune, Narayangaon, Nashik(Nasik)
  • Shopping: Available
  • Season To Visit: All (Best Season To Visit: After August Month)
  • Languages: Marathi, Hindi and English
  • Girijatmaj Ganpati Temple Timings: 7:00 AM to 09:00 PM Every Day
  • Photography: Not Allowed in the temple and Ganesh Murti
  • Vehicle Parking: 20 to 30 Rs (As per vehicle)
  • Official Website: Official Websiteof Girijatmaj Ganpati Lenyadri

श्री गिरिजात्मजा गणेशा लेण्यांद्री - अष्टविनायक

Girija's (Parvati's) Atmaj (son) is Girijatmaj. Girijatmaj Ashtavinayak Temple is the only temple of the Ashtavinayak which is on a mountain and is built in the locale of Buddhist Cave. Girijatmaj Ashtavinayak – Lenyadri Ganpati temple is the sixth Lord Ganesha Temple to be visited on the Ashtavinayak Mandir Pilgrimage. These caves are also known as Ganesh Gufa. Here, Lord Ganesh is worshipped as Girijatmaj. The Lord is believed to be his manifestation as an infant. Girija is another name for Goddess Parvati and 'Atamaj' means 'Son'.

The temple is carved out of a single stone hill, which has 307 - 315 steps. It is approached after climbing 307 - 315 steps, Out of 18 Buddhist caves in the mountain, Girijatmaj Ganpati Temple is in the 8th cave. These are called Ganesh-leni as well. This cave is very cool in every weather and this temple/caves very clean. Outside the caves cool water falling from the mountain. So many monkeys play and fun here with peoples. After the rainy season the caves looking very beautiful and green mountain. The temple features a wide hall with no supporting pillars. The temple hall is 53 feet long, 51 feet wide and 7 feet in height.

Lenyadri is situated on the North-west bank of river Kukadi. The current name 'Lenyadri' literally means 'mountain cave'. It is derived from 'Lena' in Marathi meaning 'cave' and 'adri' in Sanskrit meaning 'mountain' or 'stone'. The name 'Lenyadri' appears in the Hindu scripture Ganesha Purana as well as in a Sthala Purana, in association to the Ganesha legend. It is also called Jeerapur and Lekhan parvat ('Lekhan Mountain'). There is no electric bulb in the temple. The temple is constructed such that during the day it is always lighted up by the sun-rays!

  • Locality/village: Lenyadri
  • Taluka: Junnar
  • District: Pune
  • State: Maharashtra
  • Country: India
  • Pin Code: 410502

The temple celebrates the usual festivals associated with Ganesha: Ganesh Jayanti and Ganesh Chaturthi. At the time of Ganesh Jayanti, the temple decorated with flowers and lightings. Millions of peoples are visiting here for Ganesh Darshan in Ganesh Jayanti. In the events or Ganesh Jayati days, lots of small shops here for shopping and the sweet Prashad (Pedha) of Ganesha.

A nice place to hang around with family or friends. The location is well maintained. You will get a very good view from the top. Best time to visit is during monsoon. One of the most ancient attractive place. very silent and clean peaceful. good stay and dine facility.

It is believed that Parvati (Lord Shiva's wife) performed penance to beget Ganesha at this point. Girija's (Parvati's) Atmaj (son) is Girijatmaj.Girijatmaj Ashtavinayak Temple is the only temple of the Ashtavinayak which is on a mountain and is built in the locale of Buddhist Cave. Girijatmaj Ashtavinayak – Lenyadri Ganpati temple is the sixth Lord Ganesha Temple to be visited on the Ashtavinayak Mandir Pilgrimage. These caves are also known as Ganesh Gufa.

 Lenyadri Girijatmaj Ganpati Temple By Road:
Girijatmaj Ashtavinayak is in Pune District. The Vighneshwara Ganpati Temple Ozar-Lenyadri distance is 15.1 km. Pune-Lenyadri distance is 96.0 km (2 hr 45 min) via NH60 Highway. There are many buses that travel on a regular basis to the Vigneshwara Temple Ozar to Lenyadri.

 Lenyadri Girijatmaj Ganpati Temple by Train:
Pune and Talegaon are the two nearest Railway Stations, and after that, another option is Kalyan Railway Station.The Pune station connects to major Indian cities.

 Lenyadri Girijatmaj Ganpati Temple by Air:
Pune Lohegaon Airport, around 10-12 km from Pune, is the nearest airport. This airport is connected to all the domestic airports in India.

*By Car/Bike/Bus

  • Lenyadri to Ozar Distance: 31 min (15.1 km) via Narayangaon - Junnar - Ozar Road, Fastest route, The usual traffic
  • Lenyadri to Ranjangaon Distance: 2 hr 3 min (73.2 km) via Narayangaon - Junnar Road, Fastest route, The usual traffic
  • Lenyadri to Theur Distance: 2 hr 57 min (97.9 km) via NH60 Highway, Fastest route, The usual traffic, This route has tolls.
  • Lenyadri to Siddhatek Distance: 4 hr 8 min (165 km) via MH SH 51 (State Highway) and MH SH 50 (State Highway), Fastest route, This route has tolls.
  • Lenyadri to Morgaon Distance: 3 hr 35 min (143 km) via Shirur - Satara Road, Fastest route, The usual traffic
  • Lenyadri to Pali Distance: 4 hr 19 min (179 km) via NH60 Highway and Bengaluru - Mumbai Highway/Mumbai Highway/Mumbai - Pune Highway/Mumbai - Pune Expressway, Fastest route, The usual traffic, This route has tolls.
  • Lenyadri to Mahad Distance: 3 hr 24 min (145 km) via NH60 Highway and Bengaluru - Mumbai Highway/Mumbai Highway/Mumbai - Pune Highway/Mumbai - Pune Expressway. Fastest route, The usual traffic, This route has tolls.

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