This temple is situated on the beautiful Lekhan Hills, located along the Kukdi River. These hills are situated on the Pune -Nashik highway about 150-km from Pune. In Ganesh Puran (a festival) this place is called as Jirnapur or Lekhan Parbat.
The Girijaatmaja Vinayak is one of the Astha Vinayak shrines of Maharashtra. This is the only Ashtavinayak temple to be located on a mountain and set in a Buddhist cave-temple.
The Girijatmaj Vinayak refers to the Ganesh as the son of Parvati. Girija is an extra name for Parvati and Atamaj means son.