The temple was raised by Jijabai – mother of Maratha king Shivaji in 1636. The temple has two gabharas. The exterior bricks as well as the inside floral designs bear a stamp of Peshwa era. The Mandir remains the center of attraction during the 10 days of Ganapati Festival. (Manache Ganapati-the Ganapati of honour- is a Pune-specific concept. According to it, five Ganapati Mandal namely Kasaba, Jogeshwari, Guruji Talim, Mandai and Kesari Wada are considered as the five Ganapatis of honour).