Maratha Mandir was founded in 1945 by Babasaheb Gawde, a visionary leader and activist. The institution was initiated when Babasaheb Gawde gave up a promising career in the Police Department of British India and realized the need to nurture talent and to groom people from all castes and classes into competent leaders. Maratha Mandir has various branches working towards the ambition of providing quality education to the people such as Maratha Mandir Thakurdwar High School, Maratha Mandir Night School, Maratha Mandir A. K. Desai High School and many more. Presently, the institution stands witness to creating some of the excellent people entrepreneurs, mavericks, go-getters, dreamers with the desires and aspirations for a better future.
Adjacent to the institute, there is Sir Jivaji Rao Scindia auditorium where all the institute's events, meetings and seminars are held.