Ashtavinayaka (Marathi: अष्टविनायक) literally means "Eight Ganeshas"
in Sanskrit. Ganesha is the Hinduism/Hindu deity of obstacles,
unity, prosperity and learning. The term refers to eight Ganeshas.
Ashtavinayaka yatratrip refers to a pilgrimage to the eight Hindu
temples in Maharashtra state of India that house eight distinct
idols of Ganesha, in a pre-ascertained sequence. The Ashtavinayaka
yatra or pilgrimage covers the eight ancient holy temples of Ganesha
which are situated around Pune. Each of these temples has its own
individual legend and history, as distinct from each other as the
murtis in each temple. The form of each murti of Ganesha and His
trunk are distinct from one another. However, there are other
temples of eight Ganesha in various other parts of Maharashtra; the
ones around Puna are more well known than the former.
The eight temples :