Chintamani - Thevoor


Mayureshwar - Morgaon

Mahaganapati - Ranjangaon

Varadvinayak - Mahad

Chintamani - Thevoor

Girijaatmaja - Lenyadri

Vigneshwara - Ozar

Ballaleshwar - Pali

Siddhi Vinayak - Siddhatek


Chintamani - Thevoor

Chintamani - ThevoorThe Chintamani Vinayak temple at Thevoor is located in the vicinity of Pune.

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

The legend which surrounds this temple centers around the Chintaamani gem. The renowned Sage Kapila was in possession of a gem by the name Chintaamani which was capable of granting  humans one's desires. He was visited by a young prince (son of Gunavati and Abhijita) by name Guna. The sage invoked the powers of the gem and created a sumptuous meal for the prince. The young prince was very enamored by the power of the gem and wanted to posses the gem stone. He made a plan and  stole it from the sage. A hurt Kapila Muni prayed to Vinayaka for help. Vinayaka restored the gem from the prince, however the sage refused to accept it, and began to rever Vinayaka as Chintaamani Vinayaka.

Legend has it that Kapila Muni had received this gem from Shiva after worshipping him with great devotion at Talaiaalankaadu near Thanjavur in Tamilnadu. It is believed that the great sage had walked on his head to reach the shrine and hence the tamil name Talaiaalankaadu (talai ,head)
The Temple: An east facing image of Ganesha, is enshrined in this temple which has interesting features such as gold inlays. This temple is closely associated with the Maratha ruler Madhavrao Peshwa.