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Address: Sivagiri Road | 3 Km from Varkala, Varkala, India
Phone Number: 91 470 2602807

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Varkala Sivagiri - Serene & Divine

We have been here a few times. Established by Sree Narayana Guru, Sivagiri Mutt has now become a large pilgrim center. Guru's tomb also situated here on the top of the Sivagiri... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
RENJITH R
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have been here a few times. Established by Sree Narayana Guru, Sivagiri Mutt has now become a large pilgrim center. Guru's tomb also situated here on the top of the Sivagiri hills. Better to visit sometime around 10 am. We can participate in poojas and if you have the Guru Pooja done, the lunch will be provided as prasadam... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A pilgrimage centre in varkala, which also has the final resting place of Sree narayana guru swamy. Considered as the most divine place for Ezhava community in Kerala.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

In Sivigri we met Guru Prasad and ask him to teach us how to meditate. He spoke perfect English, and gladly and calmly told us about the place, about Sri Naranaya, about meditation. he also gave us some helpfull advices and sat with us for a meditation lesson. It was a Great Experience, both interesting and spiritual. since than I... More 

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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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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

me and my friend nithin went there on last friday planned to visit to kollam ashtamudi on our way we change our route to sivagiri when we entered the mutt i feel some positive vibration just feel me to walk near the house sree narayana guru lived we sit there and discussed many things on that time i understand i... 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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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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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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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Sivagiri Mutt, established by Sree Narayana Guru, the great social reformer and sage of Kerala, is about 50 km from the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram. The place is characterised by its serene beauty. It is a hillock, at the top of which is the samadhi of Guru. At the bottom, there is Sarada Mutt. From there, you can go by car... 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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