Religious Places India
Ashtavinayak:(अष्टविनायक) literally means “Eight Ganeshas” in sanskrit. Ganesh is the hindudeity of unity, prosperity & learning and removes obstacles. The term refers to eight Ganeshas. Ashtavinayaka yatra trip refers to a pilgrimage to the eight temples in India that house eight distinct idols of Ganesh, in a pre-ascertained sequence.
A Jyotirlinga or Jyotirlingam, is a devotional representation of the Supreme God Shiva. Jyoti means ‘radiance’ and lingam the ‘Image or Sign’ of Shiva; Jyotir Lingam thus means the Radiant Sign of The Almighty Shiva. There are twelve traditional Jyotirlinga shrines in India.