Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple, Trivandrum

Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple, Trivandrum - Address, Phone Number

Address: Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala 695141

Phone: +91-4712607575

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 04:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

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About Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple, Trivandrum

2000 years old, the Sree Janardhan Swamy Temple is a favorite tourist spot for its sheer history. The temple faces the Papanasam beach which adds to its spiritual ambience. The main Idol of the temple is of Vishnu’s avatar- Janardhana Swamy.

Do notice the conical Copper dome and square shaped pavilion with exquisite wooden carvings of the Navgrahas (9 planets).An ancient inscription dating back to 1252 is seen here! The main festival of Arattu in March/ April is a highlight of the temple and is a must-see during the season. The temple is loved for its architecture, design, and layout.

Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple Information

  • Remove footwear before entering the temple.
  • Wearing modest clothes is recommended.

How To reach Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple by Public Transport

  • Bus: Temple Junction Bus Stop at Varkala kallambalam Road.
  • Train: At Varkala Railway station. (Train journey from Trivandrum to Varkala takes 30 minutes)
  • Hire a Taxi/ Cab.

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Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple, Trivandrum Reviews - Write a Review

  • This is one of the ancient temples and has more than 2000 year old. The presiding deity is Lord Maha Vishnu. This is one of the famous pilgrim center, tempts pilgrims with its architectural grandeur. Located very close to Papanasam beach and it upsurges its religious and aesthetic ambiance. Many people come here to perform final rites for their deceased intimates.

  • Traditional and historical temple.Worships both Lord Vishnu and Shiva.There is well kept pond in this temple.A sacred well is another attraction for devotees,which is believed to be a water stream from Rameshwaram temple.

  • 2000 years old temple. Called as south Gaya. You can see people performing rituals for ancestors. Well maintained.

  • Janardhana Swamy Temple, basically a temple of lord Vishnu, also known as Varkala Temple, is about 2000 years old dating back to the 12th century. It is located at Varkala, in the state of Kerala

  • One of the Abhimana sthalangal of Mahavishnu. Presiding Lord is Janardhana swami. Many other dieties are found in the temples. Forigners and non Hindus are allowed insive this Government/Travacore Devasom Board controlled temple. Araat is the main festival held in around April where the lord is taken on procession on elephant.The temple pond has medicinal values. There is a natural freshwater source for drinking , bath and wash opening into the pond . This spring acts as a constant water source for the pond as well as keeping the water clean by its regular uninterupted water flow. Varkala has a excellent beach called Papanasam beach which is considered very holy and Bali Dharpanam day is very auspcious here.The cliff and beach are a fabulos sight attracting tourists from all over the world. Varkala is a big town and Taluq Headquarters with all amenities Hotels , BusTerminal , supermarkets Police Station etc .. The Varkala Railway station connects the international airport at Trivandrum-TRV 50kms away .

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