Janardhana Swami Temple
Janardhana Swami Temple
4.5
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Anand G
Kochi (Cochin), India1,922 contributions
It is one of the best temples I have seen in Kerala. It is located not far from the Papanasam beach. The temple is unique in the sense that the inner part does not have any 'upadavatas'. Just the sanctum of Janardana Swamy and that is all. All upadevatas are located in the outer ring. The deity in standing pose is a 'Pitrdeva' and that is why the temple is famous and popular for annual 'bali'. The large plot is generally silent and has a pious atmosphere. A visit to this temple is really rejuvenating-both for mind and body (soul too can be added if you please) It is a must visit in Varkala.
Written 23 July 2022
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nikunjmundra
Mumbai, India99 contributions
This 2000 years old Heritage Temple is a must visit place in Varkala. Amazing sculpture. You feel a divine feeling standing in front of God.
Written 15 June 2022
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indubala2015
Chennai (Madras), India72 contributions
We went at the time of an annual festival so the crowds were more than we would have liked. The temple is small and beautiful and very ancient. However, the surroundings, thanks to the crowd of visitors were full of trash. I really felt the local authorities should have taken pains to keep the surroundings clean.
Written 15 March 2022
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santosjcaro
64 contributions
Loved the energy of this temple. Different things to see in just one place. Easy to walk around. Spacious enough to walk on your own, well kept.
Written 1 February 2022
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AbiramPonnuswami
Chennai (Madras), India91 contributions
Solo
Located close to the southern part of the Varkala cliff. Very calm and divine. Temple opens early in the morning ( around 5.30 am if I'm not wrong) and closes by 12 pm to open again by 5 pm.
Written 2 November 2021
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Margarin@1
3 contributions
Friends
We were there in the weekend trip to Varkala and the temple is close 1 km from the papanasam beach and 10 min walk from our hotel. It is a very big temple and easily can feel the vibe once we entered inside the compound wall. It was really famous and many people over there. A place worth to visit in Varkala..
Written 19 October 2021
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Arun
2 contributions
Family
Excellent ambiance and a very old temple, a must watch location in varkala. The temple has very unique art works inside.
Written 27 February 2021
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Pramod skandha
Mysuru (Mysore), India65 contributions
Solo
Its very powerful temple and location is very beautiful. Better you can take auto to reach location.
Written 11 June 2020
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Alan F
Melrose, UK57 contributions
We saw the construction work last year 2019. Really nice job on the completion in 2020. Well done.
Great for photos and some nice shops and restaurants close by.
Written 26 May 2020
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dharma s
15 contributions
Couples
5000 years old Krishna temple .It shows Indian temple culture of the past .Very beautiful ancient temple with its architecture
Written 25 April 2020
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Janardhana Swami Temple, Varkala Town

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