Ashtavinayak Temple :Girijadmaj, Lenyadri

Shri Girijadmaj, Lenyadri :

Girijatmaj Vinayak Temple of Lenyadri, one of the Ashtavinayak Temples of Maharashtra, is the sixth Lord Ganesh Temple to be visited on the Ashta Vinayaka Mandir Pilgrimage. Located at Lekhan Hills, Girijatmaj Ashta Vinayaka Temple is the only temple of the Ashtavinayaka which is on a mountain and is built in the locale of Buddhist Cave Temples. Lenyadri is situated on the North-west bank of river Kukadi. Here, Lord Ganesh is worshipped as Girijatmaja. The Lord is believed to be his manifestation as an infant. Girija is another name for Goddess Parvati and Atamaj means ‘Son’. This place is referred as Jirnapur or Lekhan Parbat in Ganesh Puran.

Girijadmaj, Lenyadri: History/Legend

Goddess Parvati went through severe penance in the cave at the Lenyadri mountain to become the mother of Lord Ganesh. Pleased by her penance Gajanan blessed her and promised that he would take birth as her son. On the Chaturthi, fourth day of Bhadrapad Shuddh she created a idol from the dirt wiped from her body. In this idol entered Gajanan. He stood before as her a little boy, who had six arms and three eyes. This boy was called Ganesh, the one who has conquered all the senses. It is believed that Ganesh resided in Lenyadri for fifteen years

Girijadmaj, Lenyadri: How to reach:

By Bus / Road

Lenyadri is about 94 km from Pune, on Pune - Nasik Highway and Junnar is the nearby town, which is 5 km from Lenyadri. State transport buses ply to Junnar from Pune and from Mumbai. From Junnar, rickshaws, jeeps and buses are available to Lenyadri. Palanquins are available for the devotees to reach the temple on hill top.

By Train / Railway Station

Pune Railway Station and Talegaon Railway Station are the nearest railway stations to reach Lenyadri Ashta Vinayak Temple.

By Flight / Air

Pune Lohegaon Airport is the nearest airport to reach Girijatmaj Ashta Vinayak Temple


Girijadmaj, Lenyadri:Contact Details


Girijadmaj, Lenyadri Address

Shree Lenyadri Ganpati Devasthan Trust,
Golegaon, Pune.
Taluka Taluka - Junnar. Dist - PUNE
Pin Code -412210.
Girijadmaj temple Phone No
+91-02132222350 ,
Girijadmaj temple Mobile No
9881058665 / 9371105024
Girijadmaj temple Bhakt Niwas Phone No
+91-02142-241129 /242429
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Girijadmaj Temple Website