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Lattitude: 8.731918, Longitude: 76.709916

Janardhanaswamy Temple, Varkala

One of the most celebrated pilgrim centres in South Kerala is the Janardhanaswamy Temple at Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Situated near the iconic Varkala beach, it is much sought after by pilgrims when they come here to perform final rites for the deceased.

This Lord Janardhana (Vishnu) temple welcomes you with vibrantly painted idols of Hanuman, Garuda, Lord Shiva, and other gods and goddesses. The circular sanctum sanctorum is topped by a conical dome of copper sheets. The square-shaped mandapam or pavilion has wooden carvings of Nava graham (nine planets) on the ceiling.

An ancient inscription, dated 1252 CE, has been found in the temple premises. It is seen engraved on the lower part of the mandapam in front of the temple.  

Vishnu Temples

Janardhanaswamy Temple, Varkala

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