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“Very attractive place....”
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Sivagiri
Ranked #5 of 22 things to do in Varkala
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“Very attractive place....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

I like sivagiri temple and the surroudings.......very pecefull,and temple is situvated on thé top if the hill......

Visited November 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

Beautiful place, Guru who touched my heart. Excellent Kerelean lunch served.

Visited January 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

Very beautiful place, nice chance to take some photos. When my friends visited, school was just getting out and there were lots of children who wanted to have their photo taken, ask my friends names, etc.

Visited December 2011
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“Sivagiri is a pilgrimage centre in Varkala”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2010

Sivagiri is a pilgrimage centre in Varkala, India where one of its social reformer and sage Sree Narayana Guru's tomb is located and place where guru was enlightend 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.

The Sivagiri Mutt, built in 1904, is situated at the top of the Sivagiri hill near Varkala. Even decades after the guru breathed his last here in 1928; his samadhi continues to be thronged by thousands of devotees, donned in yellow attire, from different parts of Kerala and outside every year during the Sivagiri Pilgrimage days - 30 December to 1 January.

The Sivagiri Mutt is also the headquarters of the Sree Narayana Dharma Sangham, an organization 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.
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