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Sivagiri

Sivagiri Road, Varkala, India
91 470 2602807
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Varkala
Type: Historic Sites
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new mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is one of the easily accessible sights around Varkala and I highly recommend it. The temple is based on the teachings of a holy man who preached one god, one people, a life of love for all man, and service as the highest expression of that love. You'll need to hire an auto rickshaw and plan to climb a... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Really beautiful, fantastic and historical. A place where there is no caste, creed or religious discrimination. Sree Narayana Guru, the founder of Sivagiri Asram is really a great man.

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The temple grounds are covered in sand, which makes walking around a very pleasant experience. Climbing the many! stairs to the samadhi, we arrived just in time for the evening pooja, which was truly beautiful. Devotees, monks . . . joined in unison to chant before we all received our offering. The evening was very still, so extremely hot standing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We had our wedding here and it was such a fantastic experience. We toured the temple briefly before and could have sat for hours listening to the meditation prayers. I am not Indian or Hindu but was made to feel extremely welcome by everyone (the temple - including the inner sanctum - is open to all faiths). The temple itself... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

this place has a wonderful energy, i could have stayed there longlonglong, just enjoying the beautiful, peaceful energy. going to go back there some day.

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Sivakasi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We like the calmness and serenity of the place. Visitors are allowed to take photographs without any restrictions. The mutt is on the small temple and we have to climb few steps to reach the Mutt.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Been here soo many times ..... really peaceful atmosphere ....... very famous as its famous with Sreenarayana Guru ... was attracted by the nature's beauty and the calm ambience at Varkala ...and built a hermitage on top of the Sivagiri hill in 1904, which later turned out to be a major pilgrim centre. Later the Travancore State Government granted Sivagiri... More

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Jamshedpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Rest place of a Philosopher Sri. Narayana Guru. He was asocial worker, he change the thought of upper cast in Kerala. All religions must be development of humans.

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Good place to climb up the hillock and spend your time with the silence around, interrupted only by the birds chirping.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Sree narayana guru preached this,its this ashram ,a perfect spot to be calm and walk up the hill,Sivagiri is little far from the varkala cliff but a must place to visit.

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