Timings of the Temple:
- Ballaleshwar temple is opened at 5 am and the devotees can start worshiping from 5:30 am onwards.
- Kakad aarti and Panchopachari Puja are done by the priest at 5:00 am.
- Shodopachari Puja is conducted before 12:00 Pm in the afternoon.
- Panchamriti Puja is conducted after sun set and Dhoop Aarti is conducted at night.
Architectural Style: Shrikari
Sanctum: Lord Ganesha
Date Built: 1770
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How to Reach:
- By Air: The nearest airport is Pune and Mumbai Airport (110 km).
- By Rail: The nearest railway station is Nagothane station (15 km).
- By Road: There are many public and private vehecals available to reach Ashtvinayak Temple in Maharashtra.
Top Attractions to Visit Near the Temple:
- Shani Shingnapur Temple: Shani Shingnapur, 160 km from Pune, marks an important place in Maharashtra's pilgrimage tour. In this temple, God Shani is worshiped in form of black stone is his "swayambhu" form; standing tall on an open platform. A ‘trishul’ as well the statue of ‘Nandi’ (bull) further flanks the main idol of Shani. Two small images, one of Shiva and the other of Hanuman, complete the tableau.
- Grishneshwar Temple Verul: One of the incredible India's great 12th ‘jyotirlinga, Grishneshwar is an ancient temple, sacred to Lord Shiva. Ghrushneshwar temple is the last among India's revered Dwadash (twelve) Jyotirlinga shrines of the Hindu. Built somewhere in the 18th century.
- Shirdi Sai Baba Temple: Shri Satchidanand Sadguru Sainath Maharaj, affectionately known as ‘Saibaba’, Shirdi is a popular attraction in the pilgrimage circuit tour of Maharashtra. Hardly 83 kilometers from the city of Ahmednagar, has Shirdi drawn people from all walks of life, who believe that their requests will be granted by the saint.
About the Temple:
Shri Ballaleshwar Pali Ganpati temple is one of the eight major temples of Lord Ganesha which constitutes the divine Ashtavinayak temples. Among Ganesha temples, Ballaleshwar is the only incarnation of Ganesha that is known by his devotee’s name. It is located in the village of Pali which is at a distance of 30 km from Karjat in the Raigad district. It is situated between fort Sarasgad and the river Amba. The deity is said to be famous for quick response to the prayers. The Idol of Vinayaka sitting on a stone throne, faces east & its trunk is turned left. The idol has two diamonds in his eyes and one in the navel. The background is of silver where one finds Riddhi & Siddhi waving Chamaras.