Ballaleshwar - Pali


Mayureshwar - Morgaon

Mahaganapati - Ranjangaon

Varadvinayak - Mahad

Chintamani - Thevoor

Girijaatmaja - Lenyadri

Vigneshwara - Ozar

Ballaleshwar - Pali

Siddhi Vinayak - Siddhatek


Ballaleshwar - Pali

Ballaleshwar - PaliThe Ballaleshwar Vinayak temple at Pali is located at a distance of about 160 km from Pune.

Palicha Shri Ballaleshwara is considered to be one of the Ashta Vinayak shrines of Maharashtra, celebrating eight instances of the legends related to Ganesha.

The Legend of this temple has it that a in the days of yore, a merchant by name Kalyan had a pious young son by name Ballal, who was a fervent devotee of Vinayaka. Under his influence, Ballal's peers, resorted to worship and prayer, much to the chagrin of their fathers, who lodged a complaint against the lad Ballal with his father Kalyan. The enraged merchant ¬†on hearing these complaints from people beat up the boy and locked him up.]

The lad turned to to prayer again with even more sincerity and devotion. His prayers were soon rewarded as Lord Ganapati  please with his prayers soon appeared in front of him, relieved him of his distress and took up abode permanently at Pali with the name Ballal Vinayak.

The Temple: An east facing image of Ganesha flanked by his consorts Siddhi and Riddhi is enshrined in this majestic fort like temple temple. The sun's rays fall on the image of Ganesha during Dakshinayana (July - December).