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Mahad Ganpati Temple Facts – Timings

Mahad Ganpati temple is also known as Mahad Varad Vinayak Temple or Mahad Ashtavinayak Temple. The temple is open daily from 5:30 AM to 9:00 PM. The temple is only closed during government restrictions, eclipse or due to some natural calamity. 

Mahad Ganpati is one among the eight most popular Ganesh temples in Maharashtra and is part of the eight Ashtavinayak temples.

The present temple was built in 1725 CE by Subhedar Ramji Mahadev Biwalkwar.

The temple is located at Mahad village in Raigad District and is around 63 km from Mumbai and 85 km from Pune. This shrine is located off the Mumbai-Panvel-Khopoli road and is 6 km before Khopoli.

The most important festivals observed in the temple are Magh Ganesh Jayanti and Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Bhadrapad month.

The murti of Mahad Ganpati appeared on its own and it was not created by human beings.

The murti was discovered in 1690 from a nearby lake by one Paundkar, who was an ardent devotee of Ganpati.

Mahad Ganpati faces east and the trunk turns left.

Mahad Ganpati is worshipped along with his consorts Riddhi and Siddhi.

There is a Nandadeep in the temple which has been burning continuously for more than 100 years.