The Ashtvinayak temple of Maharashtra is one of the holy pilgrimage site of the Hindus. It comprises of eight temples in all which are scattered in different villages in Maharashtra. All the temples have the idol of Lord Ganesha. The idols at each temple are different from each other. The entire darshan has to be completed in a particular sequence. It is believed that once as you start your journey, the first temple has to be revisited after visiting all the temples as this marks the completion of your darshan of Ashtvinayak. Usually people visit the first four temples on a day and the latter four on the next day.
I was excited about the fact that it will be a fun trip as you get to travel to almost each and every corner of the villages in Maharashtra as the route is quite different and the temples are not so close to each other. You had to cover a lot of distance for every temple, except few. We completed the first four visits to the temple on the first day and the latter four on the next day and we had spent our night in a guest house at Pune. The true taste of the Masala Pav can be enjoyed here as every restaurant and shops in the villages served Masala Pav ,the most. It's like dal roti for the villagers there.