Ashtavinayak Temple : Chintamani, Theur
Shree Chintamani Temple, Theur :
The temple is located at a distance of 25 km from Pune in a small village named Theur. Morya Gosavi went under meditation and attained siddhi. Morya Gosavi’s son constructed this temple to commemorate the event.
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.
Chintamani, Theur: History/Legend
The legend revolves around a special Gem called Chintamani.
The sage Kapila had this Gem in his possession which has the capacity to grant one’s wishes.
When a young prince called Guna visited the sage, kapila exhibited the power of this Gem to the prince; he even arranged a sumptuous meal to the prince by praying to the Gem.
Seeing the power of the gem, the jealous and greedy prince managed to take possession of the Gem. Bereaved, Sage Kapila prayed to Lord Gansh to get it back.
Pleased by the devotion of the sage, Lord Ganesh brought the gem back. But the sage refused to take back it. Instead he put that on Lord Ganesh’s neck. Thus the deity here came to be known as Chinthamani Vinayak.
Chintamani, Theur: How to reach:
In Haveli Taluka of District Pune, Theur is at
the distance of 25 km from Pune.
Theur is situted on the confluence of the Mula,
Mutha & Bhima rivers
On ones way to Khandala from Mumbai one passes the Borghat. Theyur lies just
after the Borghat.
On Pune Solapur highway, after Hadapsar and Loni,
at a distance of 3kms. From Loni a small road to the left leads to Theur.
One can get buses for Theyoor from the Sarasbaug
and Poolgate bus depots in Pune.
Chintamani, Theur::Contact Details