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Sivagiri

Sivagiri Road, Varkala, India
91 470 2602807
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Varkala
Type: Historic Sites
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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Kottayam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

A visit to the southern part of kerala would be uncomplete without a visit to sivagiri...sivagiri mutt is a terrific and historically important place in kerala..a must visit...

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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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