Mahaganapati Temple or Dholya ganapati Temple is situated on bank of krishna stream in Wai, Satara area of Maharashtra. Wai is an old city. Amid Mahabharata time the city was known by the name "Virat nagari' Virat implies expansive and nagari implies city in Hindi. It is likewise called as "a town of sanctuaries" in light of the fact that there are numerous sanctuaries arranged along the ghats of Krishna River. It is otherwise called "Dakshin Kashi" in light of the fact that there are 7 ghats along Krishna River in Wai. Mahaganapati sanctuary is arranged in Ganpati aali ghat in Wai. Before this sanctuary there is Kashi Vishvesh sanctuary.
The huge statue of ganapati is produced using single dark completed stone and from a similar stone the Nandi statue is made in Kashi Vishvesh sanctuary. The sanctuary was worked in 1762 by Shri Ganapatrao Bhikaji Raste. One of the extraordinary highlights of this sanctuary is the 'fish shape' given to the back of the sanctuary. This is done to shield the sanctuary from surges in Krishna River. The fish state of sanctuary back will separate the water flow and will diminish the water weight on the sanctuary and subsequently shielding it from surges. The photography is entirely prohibited inside the sanctuary.