Sivagiri, Varkala

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#5 of 19 in Historic Sites in Thiruvananthapuram District
Experience the tranquility of Sivagiri, a pilgrimage center which hosts a famed sage’s enlightenment place and tomb. The ‘Samadhi’ (resting place) of Sree Narayana Guru attracts many devotees over the year who come to give their respects to the renowned social reformer. Learn about the story that follows his life and work, and get a glimpse of the house he lived in, as well as his belongings. Enjoy the serene ambience of this Ashram situated on a hill and stroll through its open halls to see the pictures and writings of the guru. No photos are allowed. A visit to Sivagiri represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Varkala vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Sivagiri is a place of historical importance for Keralites. It is also a spiritual centre. This was the place where saint of enlightenment period of Kerala, Sree Narayana Guru lived and worked for a s...  more »
  • My favorite place to visit. Calm atmosphere. Your mind will get clear. Sivagiri is the place with tomb of Sree narayana guru. About 180km from ernakulam.  more »
  • Sivagiri is a pilgrimage centre in Varkala, India where the tomb of the social reformer Sri Narayana Guru is located . The town is also the place where Guru believed himself to have become enlightened...  more »
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  • Visited thrice till now, extremely devotional atmosphere present all-over the area. Wish to visit again and again 👍👍
  • It's very quite and calm historical place, situated in Varkala. Sivagiri Mutt is famous for the historical incidents of Sree Narayana Guru. There's a lot of parking space. Greenish atmosphere is the major highlight.
  • It's a nice place. But it lacks the energy. May be since it's in the hands of corrupt people. Guru would be wondering how things are happening down here. I don't think what he thought is being praticised fully.
  • Very Calm and Green Environment. Best suited for marriage events. They arrange meals for the attending persons. Very good transport option. They are government bus always there to pick up. Autowalas are also very co-operative.There is small restaurant for quick snack and juices.
  • Very calm and naturistic environment. I enjoy usually spending some time here alone.
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