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Dakshina Kasi (Varkala)

The varkala (papanasam beach) is more famous than the temple. Although the name for the beach is... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2019
Hyderabad, India

The place is very good to visit. The best time is in the morning and the rituals followed are very... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2019
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Beach Road | near Papnashnam Beach, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141, India
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Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

My friend & I entered this mandir with peaceful intentions & to follow custom. The counter we went to for information & help wanted to take 600 rupees for 'filming' without showing this on their board. We chose 'photography' for 250 & got a receipt,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

The varkala (papanasam beach) is more famous than the temple. Although the name for the beach is due to the temple. There is a old story which talks about a pandya king who had been cursed with "Brahma Hatya Dosha", the ministers were worried and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

The place is very good to visit. The best time is in the morning and the rituals followed are very good

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

Amazing temple, what a privilege to be able to visit a place like this. I felt a sense of peace as I wandered around in the morning. I would definitely visit again. This is a must see destination.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 9, 2019

This is one of the oldest temples in Kerala and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Before going to the beach, we went to have a darshan. The temple is not crowded. It would be good to visit in the early morning and then proceed to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

Janardhanswamy Temple Varkala an ancient temple dating back to around 2000 years. It is located very close to the Varkala Beach in Thiruvananthapuram. The temple dedicated to Janardan Swami who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu._The traditional Kerala Temple architecture with a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2019

A visit to the picturesque Varkala beach near Trivandrum is never complete without a visit to the Sri Janardana Swamy Temple on the cliff. Accessible by Road, the temple has a tranquil atmosphere, giving a panoramic view of the sea on the western side and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

I went to Janardhanaswami Temple. It is an ancient temple dating back to 2000 years. Varkala has been a Hindu pilgrimage site since the 12th Century. The Janardhana Temple was built during this period and many Hindus still visit the place till day, for this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

This is very ancient temple of Lord Vishnu who is known as Janardana..10 minutes walk from the Beach.. Temple is located on the Hilltop.. There are two entrances for the temple.. You have to climb around 60 steps to go through the main entrance.. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Always appreciate a visit to this temple. It's a good place to get out of constant beach scene. Excellent older architecture and use of building materials. Try to light as many candles as you can,leave donation of course. Enjoy

Date of experience: January 2019
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July 23, 2019|
Response from RamanaMurthy_NV | Reviewed this property |
Normally it will not happen.. Temple authorities assist you.
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Not for the temple compound. To enter the sanctum sanctorum, there is a dress code