On the banks of the Kukdeshwar river, Ozhar is where Lord Vighneshwar resides. Lord Ganesh is known as Vigneshwara or the remover of all obstacles, this he achieved by vanquishing the demon Vighnasura
The temple is situated in the Junnar District Pune. 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. Swayambhu (self-generated) idol with the trunk to the left. Temple faces East and has several idols. There is a beautiful deepamala in the temple.
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.