Ashtavinayaka – A journey of Faith. Vinayaka is a common Name for Ganesha that appears in the puranas and Buddhist Tantras. This name is reflected in the naming of the Eight Famous Ganesha Temples in Maharashtra known as Asthvinayak. Asthvinayak literally means ‘ Eight Ganeshas’ in Sanskrit.The Ashvinayaka yatra refers to a pilgrimage to the eight temples that house the Eight distinct idols of Ganesha, in Pre- ascertained Sequence. The form of each idol and its trunk are very distinct from each other.