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Janardhanaswamy Temple

NH 47 | Near Papnashnam Beach, Varkala, India
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Varkala
Type: Religious Sites
Most recent review
- Sep 22, 2014
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Vienna, Austria
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141 reviews 141 reviews
55 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

The temple is perched high and you have to climb a few steps to get there which is certainly worth it. Its got a unique charm, very serene environment and some great architecture. Do not miss if you practice Hinduism.

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Rajapalayam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The LORD's grace was effective. Being a Saturday,felt very closeness to the LORD. The feeling of Goodness was reduced because of the not a cleanly kept place

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MUMBAI
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A lovely temple just half a km away from the Gateway Taj is not to be missed. Thte construction dates some centuries ago and there are many stories about its construction too. Do attend the evening aarti sung in traditional fervour by the locals.

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Somerville, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Beautiful old temple with amazing stone carvings and the colorful carved roofs that are common in south India. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Everyone welcome to wander round and see/experience pooja - check out the times to make sure you don't miss. Very old and very beautiful temple.

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you have been to a Hindu temple, this place is about average. Hindus and non-Hindus alike are welcome.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Holy place. People say that this temple is 2000 years old. Please be here at 7:00PM everyday to see the rituals which is followed till date from day one. Feel blessed.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The traditional temple rituals in temples are continued to invoke devotion and awaken spirituality . Temple festivals are colorful

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Mumbai
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Visited in connection with my 10th wedding anniversary..very calm & peaceful place.A must see place while you are in varkala...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Loved the peace and tranquility of the temple. The temple complex is well structured and a moment in prayer makes you feel at one with the almighty. Although, language is a massive barrier and a non-Malayalam has to basically observe other people and follow suit. Even the notice board for donations and purchase items are in Malayalam.

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