Village Pali is at a distance of 30kms from Karjat in Sudhagad taluka
of Raigad district. It is situated between fort Sarasgad and river
Amba flowing on the other side. Among Astavinayakas, Pali's Ballaleshwar
is the only vinayak who is famous by his devotee's name.This place
is very famous and spiritually awakened. Pali comes in Konkan region
and so there is greenery everywhere,coconuts and banana trees are
Mumbai via Panvel & Khopoli,Pali is at a distance of 124kms.
Pune via Lonavala & Khopoli,Pali is at a distance of 111kms.
Regular bus services are available from Mumbai, Pune, Khopoli,
Karjat, & Panvel.
Shree Ballaleshwar's Temple and Idol:
Original wooden temple was renovated & new stone temple was
built in 1760 A.D. Temple complex is tiled and it encircles
two lakes. Shape of the stone is in form of letter 'shree' and faces
east. There are two Sanctums in the temple. Inner Sanctum is quite
big and is 15 feet high. Outer sanctum is 12 feet high and it has
rat idol with Modak in his hands and facing Ganesh. Hall of the
temple is 40 feet long and 20 feet broad and it is very beautiful
with 8 pillars resembling cyprus throne tree. Temple complex has
a big bell made in Europe.
Idol of Vinayaka sitting on stone throne,faces east and its trunk
is left turned.the shiningdiamonds are embedded in the eyes &
naval.The background is of silver where one finds Riddhi and Siddhi
Shri Ballalo Vinayako Jayate ||
|| Varadvinayak || Mahaganpati
|| Moreshwar || Girijatmaj
|| Siddhivinayak || Chintamani
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