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Address: Beach Road, Varkala, India
Phone Number: 2607575

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Do spare some time to this 2000 year old wonder standing guard to on this beach town of Varkala. The temple is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu and the presiding deity of this temple... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Do spare some time to this 2000 year old wonder standing guard to on this beach town of Varkala. The temple is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu and the presiding deity of this temple is Sri Janarthana Swami which is another form of Lord Vishnu. The predominately stone structure is typical of Kerala temples with oil lamps shimmering in the... More 

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were curious to visit this temple as we were told that it is 2000 years old. It is very near to Varakala beach, and about 55 kilometers from Trivendrum. We took air-condition bus for Varkala from Trivendrum central Bus stop at 6.10 AM and reached there at about 7.30 AM. Right at the foot steps of the temple, we... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We are the least spiritual people on the planet but a visit here is very moving . The devotion of the pilgrims is humbling. The temple is in a courtyard where there are lots of interesting shrines. Non Hindus are not allowed in the actual temple. Entry is free but 20 rupees to leave shoes but this was efficient .... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

When we went to the temple it was already evening. They were just lighting up the lamps on the walls of the temple. It is so simple and serene. It is on hill top. THere is a road which takes you up to the back of the temple if you have a car. It is around 1/2 kms to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Janardhana temple is enchanting, especially at night when hundreds of oil lamps illuminate the courtyard. Walk and talk quietly and respect the rules and you will experience a wonderful time. It's magic, even if you are not Hindu. A few steps away from the temple there you will find the temple's pond. Before visiting the temple or after it you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Even if it's not your spirituality, you'll enjoy the peace of this very old temple. So many beautiful statues and altars, hundreds of oil lamps. A woman can pray for you, if you want (with some roupies, of course).Walking barefooted around the place, with the indian mixed perfumes and the mantras songs. Near the famous Varkala beach, easy to go... More 

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

FIrst thing you notice is the steps leading to the temple which the devotees ought to climb, for the 'darshan' :). Once inside as any other temples its tranquility and peace and not crowded. There is a huge pond, with clean water nearby (resort staff even advised to take a dip).

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very nice and peaceful temple near the varkala cliff and papanasham beach. The temple has a direct road access also, but it is slightly hard to find, so please ask for directions on the way.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

One thing i noticed first time is prayers by few persons there with veena. You stand there listening to mantras & veenas they play along for you. Nice feel. Temple doesnt have so much of archaeological significance but nice to have a touch of culture of kerala.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Worth a visit if you're in the area. I was told this Vishnu temple is the site of a recent pilgrimage, where over 1M people visited over a 2-day period. Glad I came a week later, it was peaceful and reflective.

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