This is one of the places in Maharashtra which is well known for Ashtavinayak (Eight Ganesh). Ganesha of Mahad is known as “Varad Vinayak”. It is easier to go to this place as it is only a half kilometer from Khalapur which is on Mumbai–Pune expressway. This place is always crowded but you will see more rush on Tuesday and Chaturthi. Motorway is up to the ganesh temple so nuisance of walking or climbing is not here.
There is lake on one side of the Ganesh temple. The surrounding of the temple is beautiful and you will feel as if it is a visit to a village for away from any city. Idol of Varadvinayk majestic and pleasant. Devotees experience peace and satisfaction.
1/2 k.m. from Khalapur on Mumbai-Pune highway.