Pen is an important city and taluka place in Raigad district of Maharashtra. Pen is famous for Ganapati idols. It is also known as the cultural center of Raigad district. The Ganpati idols made at Pen are world-famous. It is also known as the cultural center of Raigad district. “Pene” means staying. The town may have got the name Pen as a place of residence for soldiers, merchant ships, and passersby. Pen was also a very famous place as a port in history. In the 8th to 10th centuries, Pen was under the rule of the Shilahar kings & Yadav kings. This village was famous as a large trading place and prosperous city.