There are eight shrines of Shri. Ganesha, in Maharashtra which are mentioned in various sections of the Puranas and many other Legends. These eight shrines of shree Ganesha are well known as Ashta-Vinayaka. 'Vinayak' is one more name of Ganesha. God Ganesha is loved and worshiped by all Hindus. Lord Ganesh is the protector of his devotees and obstacles remover. Eight self created forms, found sculptured by the nature have been housed in the temples. These 'Swayambhu' effigies are now famous by the famous name "Ashta Vinayak."