Varkala Pilgrimage

Hindu Pilgrimage | Lord Krishna

Janardana Swami Temple Entrance (Photo Courtesy: Raji.srinivas)
Janardana Swami Temple (Photo Courtesy: Dev)
Sarkaradevi Temple (Photo Courtesy: Binoyjsdk)

Varkala is a town in the Indian state of Kerala, about 50kms north of Trivandrum and is home of the popular Papanasam Beach. Also, the Samadhi of Kerala's saint Sree Narayana Guru is situated in this town and hence has become a place of pilgrimage. 

Varkala is home to 2000-year-old Sree Janardhana Swamy temple is famous for the Arattu, the annual festival celebrated in March-April.


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