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Janardhana Swami Temple

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Address: Beach Road | Near Papnashnam Beach, Varkala, India
Phone Number: 2607575

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A very old Lord Vishnu temple enroute to the Varkala beach. Follows strict rules for removing Shirt etc for Darshan.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had planned for a day visit to Varkala beach and our cab driver took us to lot of places in Varkala. After spending about 2 to 3 hours in the Varkala beach, we visited the Janardhana Swamy temple. This temple is walk-able distance from the beach. We had to wait till 4:30 PM for the temple to open. Not... More 

Thank Satyaprem
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A very old Lord Vishnu temple enroute to the Varkala beach. Follows strict rules for removing Shirt etc for Darshan.

Thank sandeep306
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I will not say it is must visit place. But if you like old places and old temple then must visit. But if not then this is upon you. In varkala not so places are there to visit. So you can visit. It is good to see old religious places. I like old buildings. Thats why i visited.

Thank Ankit D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Varkala Janardhana Swamy(lord Vishnu) temple is a 2000year-old temple.It is situated one of the hill-tops near Varkala papanasam beach.

1 Thank Rajeshpayyavoor
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This temple situated near the Varkala beach, is very famous and 2000 years old, there is about 200 steps to go up and the temple looks very nice with different roopam of diety,..we had narasimha alankara when we visited the same... don't miss the afternoon payasam that you get after all the pooja... great place to visit on the kollam... More 

Thank MuthuRanganathan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Very well maintained temple with traditions like entry without shirt for males still followed like most temples in Kerala. Mahavishnu temple a must see for all Vishnu followers. Serene and clean. Evenings devotees will be allowed to light lamps on all the walls of the temple where there are wall mounted lamp provision. Strongly recommended.

Thank Evschakravarty
Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Easy to find following very clear signs, one not to miss when in Varkala. Thousands of years of history, puts everything into perspective, a jewel of Keralan architecture, awesome.

Thank GommezA
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Janardhana Swami temple is considered to be more than thousand years old. The temple is on the way to the papanasam beach. You can reach the temple by climbing nearly 50 steps. The main attractions are the pond and the well at the foot of the steps. Water oozes out from the steps and moves to the pond via an... More 

1 Thank Karthik G
Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Well maintained ancient temple. spacious and well designed temple and the management has been careful to preserve the aesthetics, without spoiling it with modernity.

Thank Vividsmyle
Kottayam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This 2000 year old temple is a major attraction in varkala.its situated very near to varkala beach.one can visit either morning or evening.non Hindus are not allowed to go inside.

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