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Janardhana Swami Temple

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Address: Beach Road | Near Papnashnam Beach, Varkala, India
Phone Number:
2607575

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BEST TEMPLE VISIT IN THIS AREA. VERY GOOD ARCHITECTURE

Always appreciate a visit to this temple. It's a good place to get out of constant beach scene. Excellent older a architecture and use of building materials. Try to light as many... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Joshua Tree, California
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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Usual chaotic loveliness of an Indian temple but more than the usual demands for money. The very cheap 20 rupees entry is fine but lots of hassle from the moment you take your shoes off to give a little more money: for offerings, donations etc. Small amounts and not too difficult to pass off but all detract from what should... More 

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Glasgow
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beware of a woman with a type of violin. She beckoned us over and we assumed she was official since she was in the temple. She asked our names, sang a song and then demanded money. We later realised she wasn't linked to the temple and it was a bit of a con.

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a very old temple with architecture which dates back to many centuries....The main Idol is Lord Vishnu(Janardhanaswamy)....The history of the temple is also very interesting.Like most of the temples in Kerala the males should remove their shirt as a part of religious practice.....The atmosphere here will give a very good vibe and there is pond down the steep... More 

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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

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

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Thank srimanone
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the temple yesterday at around 5pm - I asked if it was ok to take photographs and a man there said I had to pay 250 rupees to do so..... He then escorted me around the temple and then asked for more money? I walked away from him and never saw him afterwards...... It is a beautiful place... More 

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Thank munday61
Bangalore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Felt very good visiting here. A 2000 years old temple! Must place to visit. Men need to remove shirts inside the temple.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited at dusk, when local Hindus had lit up hundreds of little candles around the temple. We were allowed to watch the ritual (though non-Hindus cannot enter the temple itself). Very special experience.

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of most beautiful temple of Janardhana, papanasam beach is near by.one of greatest experience in varkala

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Thank Nitha B
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

What a temple the culture oozes out of the surroundings . Festivals abound here so beautifully decorated with decorations made from natural materials the music is astounding with natural oil lamps illuminating all around .

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Where religion and tourism come together. From the Varkala helipad, we took an auto and reached the temple. It is a very crowded place on way to the Varkala beach.

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