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Janardhana Swami Temple

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Address: Beach Road | Near Papnashnam Beach, Varkala, India
Phone Number: 2607575
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Historic Beauty!

I visited this temple during my visit with my family to Varkala and the pace was so peaceful. This is a very oild historic temple , said to be around 2000 years old. The location... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I visited this temple during my visit with my family to Varkala and the pace was so peaceful. This is a very oild historic temple , said to be around 2000 years old. The location is very peaceful and you feel really at peace spending some time here. Worth a visit!

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Alappuzha, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very interesting temple n godd feel it was.from palm tree i stayed 2 km away. Rikshaw cost rs 100. May be it was tourist price.

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Janardana temple is a must visit place in Varkala. Localites told that this is a 2000 years old temple.Very peaceful atmosphere and one should spend some time there to enjoy the historic beauty

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Couple of times, we have been to Varkala Janardhana Swami Temple. This is a very old temple with Lord Mahavishnu as the main deity and having more than 2000 years of history. As per Hindu belief this is one of the main places to offer final rites for the departed souls and ancestors/ forefathers. Easily accessible and is on the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Always wanted to visit this temple. My first trip was great :). For those prefer not to climb a steep steps, can use the other entrance at the back. The main deity Janarthanar is facing the Sree Padmanatha swamy in Trivandrum (that is what i read). But the crowd here are much easy going and less crowd on non-peak seasons.... More 

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Thrissur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

janardana temple. must visit place in Varkala. heard that is 2000 years old.peaceful atmosphere. best place for those who have historic interest

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

It is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Kerala. Admission inside the temple is restricted to people from Hindu faith only. The main deity is Lord Vishnu or Janardana Swamy. It is one of the temple every hindu is supposed to visit atleast once in his lifetime.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The landlord of the place we were staying recommended us to visit that temple. I felt very uncomfortable visiting it. There was an awkward atmosphere of uneasiness, people were staring at us with a hostile look in their face,

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Vishnu temple and the Swami temple ar just opposite to each other and on the way to the beach. So, you are not losing any time. the temples are not crowded apart from festival season. one should visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This temple is said to be one of the oldest temples in Trivandrum. The Deity is Lord Janardana Swami, also known as Varkala temple. It is about 25 to 30 Kms from Trivandrum. This is also called as Dakshin Kasi and located very close to the Papanasam beach. It is also said to be one of the 108 Divya Desam... More 

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