Ganesha is believed to have saved this boy-devotee, Ballala, who was beaten by local villagers and his father for his single-minded devotion to him.
Ganesha is believed to have got back the precious Chintamani Jewel from the greedy Guna for sage Kapila at this spot.
It is believed that Parvati (Lord Shiva’s wife) performed penance to beget Ganesha at this point. This temple stands amidst a cave complex of 18 caves of Buddhist origin.
The temple is covered from all sides by four Minarets and gives feeling of a mosque if seen from a distance. This was done to prevent attacks on the temple during Mughal periods
God Vishnu is supposed to have vanquished the asuras Madhu and Kaitabh after propitiating Ganesha here. This is the only idol of the eight Ashtavinayakas with the trunk
Ganesha is said to reside here in the form of varada Vinayaka, the giver of bounty and success. This is the only temple where devotees are allowed to personally pay their homage