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Janardhanaswamy Temple

NH 47 | Near Papnashnam Beach, Varkala, India
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Varkala
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Must Visit in Varkala. It is a 2000 year old temple and speaks volumes about the culturally rich life of our ancestors and the wonderful science of temple architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Janardhana Swami Temple which lies in the direction of Varkala beach is a famous religious site here. This holy shrine is believed to be constructed nearly 2000 years ago. An interesting mythology is behind the construction of this temple. According to this, the Janardhana Swami Temple was built by a Pandyan ruler after Lord Brahma forgave a sin committed by... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Had been to this temple multiple times. This vishnu temple is around 2000 years old. The papanasam beach is very near to this temple. This temple is famous for the "bali tharpanam"(Offering obeisances to the departed souls and forefathers)

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Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Very conservative and nice to see that the traditions are well maintained.One of the very few locations where you can offer prayers for the souls of those who aren't with us any more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

If you are planning to visit varkala, then janardhana temple is a must watch. Its an ancient hindu temple following religious rituals.Good architecture. Neat surroundings. But what attracted me is the peaceful and calm atmosphere which gives me an elated bliss. Spending some time here really drains all your stress. Do not miss this place.

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

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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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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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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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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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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