Dapoli is home to some very revered and rare temples of Konkan. Famed a the 'Parashuram Bhumi' Dapoli houses a temple complex of Parashuram at Ade. Durga devi temple in Harnai probably is the most visited temple in Dapoli apart from the Kadyavarcha Ganpati temple located in Anjarle. Keshavraj and Vyaghreshwar temples located in Asud is also worth a visit.
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. The idol of the diety "Ujwya Sondecha Ganpati" is a rarity with its trunk turned towards its right side. The temple is located in Anjarle ahead of Harnai about 25 kms from Dapoli at a vantage point offering panoramic view of the surroundings.
Temples in Dapoli
The most imprtant temples in Dapoli are
Durga Devi Temple
Keshavraj Vishnu Temple
Located 8 km from Dapoli in Asud, amidst lush green surroundings is Keshavraj temple, a temple dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. One needs to do a little trek to reach the temple.
Durga Devi Temple - Harnai
The Durga Devi temple is located right at the start of the way to the Maharshi Karve - Harnai beach, five minutes from the beach. The Durga Devi temple was built way back in the 18th century with Durga Devi as the presiding diety. The temple has a pyramid-like roof of terracotta tiles, along with a pond and a hanging temple bell to the left of the main entrance. Durga devi temple is a must visit especially if you are staying in Harnai.
Shree Bhargavram Temple - Ade
One of the two Parashuram temples in Konkan, the other being the one in Chiplun, Shree Bhargavram temple is an ancient temple complex from the time of Peshwas. Shree Bhargavram Temple temple complex is located between Kelshi and Ade