Religious Sites in Varkala Town

Religious Sites in Varkala Town, India

Religious Sites in Varkala Town

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  • Anand G
    Kochi (Cochin), India1,941 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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  • Helen62Cumberland_BC
    Port Alberni, Canada9 contributions
    One of the most lovely Temples we have seen, although we also loved the Kali Temple too. I love to see local temples, eat local foods as well as hang out with local folk to get the real feel of the area. We love Varkala!
    Written 7 January 2020
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  • Joji J
    Kochi (Cochin), India3,104 contributions
    The St. Sebastian's church, Varkala is under the Latin Arch Diocese of Trivandrum and regular Holy Mass is being conducted here apart from the annual feast of St. Sebastian. The feast is a festival which is attended by thousands of people irrespective of caste, creed and terrain. We went to the church few days back too and the church building & parish hall and other buildings are of architectural excellence and situated in a vast compound. While we were in the church, saw several people offering prayers though it was not the Holy Mass time. The Church has become a pilgrim center attracting people from the nearby towns and there is no caste restriction in visiting the church.
    Written 23 August 2019
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