Sivagiri, Varkala

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#5 of 14 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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  • Temple of serenity and inner silence. All allowed to walk in the yard, only have to remove your shoes. Inside the log can only be believers, but we did not. Really enjoyed just walking around and watching. Pleasant in all respects. Reached easily on any tuk-tuk ride from anywhere in the city. We walked in one direction, the other rode. And both paths are full of impressions. Be sure to visit!
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  • Mutt of Guru Narayana. If u r a devotee must visit. Golden sharathambal temple here to be worshipped. Localits who r devotee of Shri Narayana guru respect this mutt. One veda padasala available. U can...  more »
  • Beautiful temples and memorials.A place of great historical importance.Spirituality unites everybody,everything.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Pilgrim place... Good environment for meditation.... calm n quiet place... weddings n receptions also conducting there
  • Sivagiri is a pilgrimage centre in Varkala, India where the tomb of the social reformer Sri.Narayana Guru. The town is also the place where Guru believed himself to have become enlightened. His tomb attracts thousands of devotees every year during the Sivagiri Pilgrimage days, from 30 December to 1 January. The Sivagiri Mutt, built in 1904, is situated at the top of the Sivagiri hill near Varkala Thiruvanathapuram. This is also the headquarters of the Sree Narayana Dharma Sangham, an organisation of his disciples and saints, established by the Guru to propagate his concept of "One Caste, One Religion, One God". The Guru Deva Jayanti, the birthday of the Guru, and the samadhi day are celebrated in August and September respectively every year. Colourful processions, debates and seminars, public meetings, cultural shows, community feasts, group wedding and rituals mark the celebrations.
  • One of the important Pilgrimage destination,offers Vedic classes,yoga instructor courses etc Located in Trivandrum district of Kerala State , Although you can visit sivagiri all around the year the Main pilgrimage dates are 30th December ,31st December and 01st January every year. If you planning to stay at Sivagiri for few days then better to avoid those pilgrimage season as those days will be crowded.
  • Calm and quite place. It's a pilgrim of sreenarayana guru. It's sreenarayana Samadhi. Place is near to varkala.

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