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Sivagiri, Varkala

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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. Put Sivagiri into our Varkala vacation builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A few minutes with a tuc-tuc and arrive in this enchanted place. Dedicated to a holy man who lived between the end of 800 and 900, consists of various structures, including the room where the holy man, where are kept scarce furnishings which used and walking sticks. For every tree they put up signs bearing his teachings. Not a place for tourists, we were the only non-Indians. Peace and quiet reign supreme, certainly worth a visit.
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  • This is a short tuk tuk ride from Varkala and is well worth visiting. The saint advocated the abolishing of the caste system and there are many interesting signs in the trees advising the followers no...  more »
  • It's a divine place and can be visited alone as well as with family. It's like a temple and one of my favourite places  more »
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  • Sivagiri hills is known for the Maha samadhi ( Tomb) of the greatest philosopher and guide to the Mankind. The great sage Sreenarayana Guru transformed the under privileged by giving the treasure of knowledge and wisdom. He is the great philosopher and reformer who thought about oneness among the mankind ever first in the world. Pranam to Sreenarayana Gueudevan.
  • It is a famous pilgrimage center and tourist place. The Mahasamdhi mandiram (Rest Place of Sree Narayana Guru) is the great attraction here and it has now become a unique place of pilgrimage.
  • Great pilgrimage center to visit,Its consists of the Maha samadhi of great sage Shri Narayana Guru.Its a calm place.
  • Sivagiri is a pilgrimage centre in Varkala, India. Where one of its social reformer and sageSree Narayana Guru's tomb is located and place where guru was enlightened and got the salvation. The Samadhi ( the final resting place ) of the Guru here attracts thousands of devotees every year during the Sivagiri Pilgrimage days 30 December to 1 January.
  • Situated at the top of the Sivagiri hill. It is also the headquarters of the Sree Narayana Dharma Sangham