Chimajiappa, the younger
brother of Peshwa made a golden top of the temple after he defeated
the Portuguese in a war. The renovation of the temple was done between
1958 to 1968 and was brought to its original glory. The temple is also
known as Vighneshwar.
The main temple
has two halls One with idol of Dhundiraj and the other has an idol of
rat in running position made in white marble.
It is believed that after
visiting this place God takes away your problems. The temple is surrounded
by a long stone wall which acts as compound. The idol of a running mouse
inside the temple is a delight to see. The eyes of Lord Ganesh is
made of diamond which gives the real look to God.
The best time to visit
here is during Tripuri pournima, it is a 4 day festival.
You can visit these place
through S.T. buses available from Pune, Mumbai, Nasik, to Narayangaon from
here another S.T. bus to Ozar.