About 90-100 years back, a cow herder called Hapo, who was employed by King Soundhekar of Bandiwade, found a 1 foot stone Ganesha idol in the forest. He consecrated it in a mandapa made of coconut branches.
Even today, a Gudi is erected here every Anant Chaturthi.
The first chief Minister of Goa, the late Shri. Dayanand Bandodkar, was inspired to build a new temple here. He had the Idol, which was made of metal alloy, consecrated on April 24, 1966.
It is a good specimen of Indian Temple architecture, synthetizing both the ancient and modern forms.