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Address: Sivagiri Road, Varkala, India
Phone Number: 91 470 2602807

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Where the Concept of 'One Caste, One Religion, One God'...

Sivagiri is a pilgrimage centre in Varkala, India where one of its social reformer and sage Sree Narayana Guru's tomb is located and place where guru was enlightened and got the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Sivagiri is a pilgrimage centre in Varkala, India where one of its social reformer and sage Sree Narayana Guru's tomb is located and place where guru was enlightened and got the salvation. The Samadhi (the final resting place) of the Guru here attracts thousands of devotees every year during the Sivagiri Pilgrimage days 30 December to 1 January. Please dont... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I went during the annual Sivagiri festival and was astounded to see the turn out! There were thousands and thousands of people wearing yellow, and more were coming! The journey towards the temple is pretty nice and the surrounding areas are also beautiful and green. Because of the thronging crowd, I couldn't make it all the way to the temple... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Nice spiritual place to walk and discover; and very interesting Guru's history. Worth visiting while coming back from Golden Island.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great place for worship, meditate & rejuvenate your mind and soul..no doubt at all in this.Mahathma Gandhi's, Tagore's &Deshbandhu CF Andrew's word about Shivagiri &Guru will be worth reading before visiting this place.This is the place where novel, revolutionary, well forecasted preaching's like ONE CAST,ONE RELIGION,ONE GOD FOR MAN evolved. After praying in the Mahasamadhi, I use to visit Guru's... More 

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Trivandrum
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Shivagiri Mutt which is a highly popular ashram in South India is also situated here. The great social reformer and philosopher Sree Narayana Guru established this ashram. Both the tomb and 'samadhi' of the founder can be found here and thus drags a lot of people to the place. It was in 1904 when the ashram was constructed and the... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Sivagiri hills and temple is one of the must visit pilgrimage centre for Hindus, they use to conduct weddings in presense of guru worshippers

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Sree Narayana Guru was voted by Keralites as the greatest son of the state in 2000 in the turn of the millenium. He was a social reformer and helped restored faith of people in the Hindu religion which was dogged by casteism and complex religious customs which alinenated average and especially lower caste Hindus. So if you are interested in... More 

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Pune, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I did not find this place too great , if you are short of time you can give it a miss. Nothing as such to enjoy here , if you are spiritual or want a peaceful place then you might consider this spot.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Must visit while in Varkala. This is a sprawling spiritual centre established by Sri Narayana Guru . One can visit and spend some quiet moments meditating in the Guru's Samadhi Temple

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Kollam, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Its an historical place the total area is calm and quiet and we can enjoy the silence. You can see how a human should be and live according to the beliefs of his principles. It would be hard for elderly people to climb up the stairs.

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