Kadyavarcha Ganpati - Anjarle

Built in 1150 and later renovated during 1768 to 1780 Kadyavarcha Ganpati or Ganesh temple built atop a hill invokes deep religious fervour amongst its devotees and is a popular temple in the region. The idol of the diety "Ujwya Sondecha Ganpati" is a rarity with its trunk turned towards its right side.

Anjarle is located about 40 kms away from Bankot ferry wharf where one reaches after crossinf Bagmandala creek. The route to Anjarle passes via Kelshi and is about 15 kms from Kelshi. A visit ti Anjarle from Harhareshwar is a one whole day trip and can be coupled with a visit to the Mahalaxmi mandir in Kelshi.

Kadyavarcha Ganpati mandir - Anjarle

Kadyavarcha Ganpati Anjarle

The ganpati temple situated on the cliff near the sea, hence called Kadyavarcha Ganpati. Built sometime in 1150 renovated in 1768 amd 1780 and again in the 1900s. This is as a Ujwya Sondecha Ganpati (right-trunked Ganpati). The idol is also said to be a jagrut daiwat who responds to the pleas of its supplicants.

Kadyavarcha Ganpati mandir has a stone staircase on the right to reach the top of the temple, which has a commanding view of the surrounding coconut and betel nut trees, the nearby Suvarnadurg Fort, the Arabian sea and surrounding hills. Beside the Ganesh temple there is a smaller temple dedicated to Shiva.