Lenyadri is the only place among Astavinayaka places,which is situated
on mountain and in the vicinity of the buddhist cavesLenyadri is situated
on the North-west bank of river Kukadi.
Shree Girijatmaj's Temple and Idol:
Mumbai one can go to Pune, from Pune one can reach Lenyadri in
the following ways:
transport buses are available for Junnar from shivajinagar bus
stand of Pune and from Mumbai Central bus stand of Mumbai.
Lenyadri is at a distance of 5kms from Junnar. Rickshaws, Jeeps,
Buses are available from Junnar bus stand for Lenyadri.
on Pune-Nasik Highway,Lenyadri is at a distance of 94kms from
Out of 18 Buddhist caves on mountain, Girijatmaj vinayak's temple
is in the 8th cave. These
caves are also called as ganesh Caves.The Temple is reached after
climbing 307 steps.The entire temple is carved outof single stone
and is facing south. In front of main mandir, there is huge hall which
is nearly 53 feet long and 51 feet broad and there is not a pillar
in this hall. The hall of the main mandir is just 7 feet high. It
has 6 stone pillars with cows,elephants,etc carved on them.From the
main temple one can view river flowing and the Junnar town spread
near the river.
Girijatmaja's idol faces east. Idol here is not a seperate idol. It
has been carved on a stone wall of the cave. Previously idol as covered
with armour. Now,since the armour is fallen Girijatmaj's idol with
neck turned to left side can be seen.As such only one eye of the idol
can be seen.
|| Shree Girijavarado Girijatmajo Jayati ||
|| Varadvinayak || Mahaganpati
|| Moreshwar || Girijatmaj
|| Siddhivinayak || Chintamani
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