Ashtavinayak Temple :Mahaganapati - Ranjangaon
Shree Mahaganapati - Ranjangaon :
|| Shree Tripurarivarado Mahaganpati Vijayate ||
The Maha Ganpati is the most powerful representation of Lord Ganesh. Maha Ganpati is depicted as having eight, ten or twelve arms. It is after invoking this form of Ganpati that Shiva vanquished the demon Tripurasur and so he is also known as Tripurarivade Mahaganpati.
Mahaganapati - Ranjangaon: History/Legend
Legend has it that a demon by name Tripurasura,caused suffering to all beings in the heaven and on earth.On hearing the pleas of the Gods, Shiva intervened but he realized that he could not defeat the demon. Later on listening to Narad Muni's advice, Shiva salutedGanesha and then shot a single arrow which destroyed the demon and Tripura citadels.
Shiva, the slayer of the Tripura citadels is enshrined at Bhimashankaram nearby. In South India,legend is commonly known as Ganesha broke the axle of Shiva's chariot since Shiva headed to battle the demon Tripurasura without saluting Ganesha
Upon realizing his act of negligence, Shiva saluted his son Ganesha, and then proceded to battle against the powerful demon and achieved the victory.
Mahaganapati - Ranjangaon: How to reach:
Ranjangaon is situated on Pune-Ahmednagar Highway. As such all state transport
buses going from Pune to Ahmednagar halts at Ranjangaon.
On Pune-Ahmednagar Highway via Pune-Koregaon &
Shikrapur, Ranjangaon is at a distance of 50 kms. from Pune.
Regular state transport buses ply from
Shivajinagar bus stand of Pune.
While coming from Siddhatek to Ranjangaon you will come across Srigonda sugar
Mahaganapati - Ranjangaon:Contact Details