Prince Rukmaganda once rejected the advances of Mukunda, wife of Rishi Vachaknavi. Lord Indra, who took the form of Rukmaganda came to Mukunda and they had a son named Gritsamav. When Gritsamav learned of the circumstances of his birth, he cursed his mother. Mukunda, in turn, cursed Gritsamav, that a cruel demon will be born to him. Gritsamav, departed to the Pushpak forest where he meditated to Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha was pleased by Gritsamav's penance and offered him a boon that his son will be defeated by only Shiva. Gritsamav urged Ganesha to stay there permanently and installed a Ganesha idol there.
This Temple is part of famous Ashtavinayak Yatra
The shrine of Varadvinayak faces east and the Lord sits with his trunk to the left. He is flanked by Riddhi and Siddhi. The perpetual oil lamp is said to be glowing unceasingly since 1892. The four sides of the temple are decked with four elephant sculptures. The dome of the temple shines bright with a golden tip. The Varadvinayak Temple also has idols of Mooshika(mouse), Navagrahas and Shivalinga. A holy pond is situated on the west side of the temple.
Pic courtesy templesinraigad.blogspot.com
The Varadvinayak Temple performs Sahastravartan and Ekadashan rituals on behalf of devotees. Holy ash and Prasad are then sent by post.
Darsan Dresscode: Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire while visiting Varadvinayak Temple.
Picturesque scenery and pleasant climate has made Mahad a popular tourist destination. A sparsely populated village, Mahad is a peaceful locale for people to meditate.
Language Spoken: Marathi, Hindi
Village Mahad, Khalapur Taluk, Khopoli, Raigad, Maharashtra 410202Contact Number : +91 2192266912
Varadvinayak Temple can be reached by-
By road - Regular state transport and private buses are available from Mumbai and Pune to Mahad. Two and fro trip by taxis are also available from these cities to Mahad.
By rail - Khopoli and Karjat stations are on Mumbai-Pune railway line rom where regular buses ply to Mahad.
By air - Mumbai and Pune airport are well connected to the major cities of India. From there, Mahad can be reached by road or rail.
|Place Name||Jan - March||April - June||July - Sept||Oct - Dec|
Shri Varadvinayak is worshipped thrice a day, morning, noon and evening. In this Ashta Vinayak Temple, devotees can enter the Garbagriha and pay their homage and respects to the idol personally
Devotees who pay INR 31,000 are allowed to worship at the Varadvinayak Temple and perform pooja to the deity for an entire day every year without any disturbances.
Varadvinayak Temple timings - 6.00 AM to 9.00 PM
Flowers, Garlands, Modak are the main offerings made to Shree Varadvinayak.
January - Magha Chaturthi (Jan/Feb)
September - Ganesh Chathurthi
October - Vijayadashami
For most Hindus, praying at temples far and near, is not just for a fleeting sense of gratification but an eternal drive of their devotional self. We worship the divine presence in our idols and the reverberating essence of holiness in our temples. The unflinching faith of the devotees have turned many of our religious places into sanctums of all powerful energy. Pilgrimaide is first of its kind platform in the world to provide its users with comprehensive, consistent and consolidated access to information on various pilgrim destinations. This is our humble attempt, as we compile data to help the devotees travel to and connect with the shrines across the country. We hope our services will help guide the devotees in their spiritual quest. For any queries or suggestions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Thanks to Pilgrimaide for putting together complete information of temples located across length and breadth of India; what I like is the details. It is a perfect guide to plan a pilgrimage. Looking forward to see e-commerce modules soon; one stop before the journey towards holiness!
Perfect assortment of all puja requirements!...no need to go looking fr each minor thing, reached in time and good condition too... Highly recommended for upcoming festival
Pilgrimaide Ganesh Pooja Kit :- Nice package, Nice Ganesh Pooja kit.
Very nicely packed. has all the necessary requirements for Ganesh Pooja. will be using it for Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja
Sabarimala Irumudi kettu Kit :- Great quality product. Nice eco friendly packing. Paper covers are used for packing all solid items. Liquid items such as honey is in small glass bottle (not plastic bottle). A big step towards plastic free pilgrimage at Sabarimala. very useful for swamies who goes to Sabarimala from outside Kerala. Only item that we need to buy extra is coconut and ghee.