Sivagiri, VarkalaCurrently Open
- Address: Sivagiri Rd, Varkala, Kerala 695145, India
- Phone: +91-4702602807
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
About Sivagiri, Varkala
If you want to switch off from the hustle and bustle of your normal life and want to be at peace, then Sivagiri is the right place. Dedicated to Shree Narayan Guru, Sivagiri Ashram also has open halls for meditation. Many foreigners visit this ashram, every year in huge numbers. Moreover, if you’re bored of eating the same mainstream hotel meals, you can try out on some soul food which is served in the ashram. You can get this lunch for a nominal price. Also, the ashram is situated on a hillock and hence it also assures a breathtaking view. Beautiful locales, great atmosphere and a perfect setting to meditate, Sivagiri ashram just offers you that!
- Remove your footwear before entering the ashram.
- Dress modestly.
- Don’t talk loudly as there is a meditation centre in the ashram.
How To reach Sivagiri by Public Transport
- Buses from the Sivagiri Junction Bus Stop, hired taxis and buses.
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Sivagiri, Varkala Reviews
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 Sree 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.
In 1904 he decided to settle down in a place to continue his spiritual practices. He chose Sivagiri at Varkala, twenty miles north of Thiruvananthapuram. He started a Sanskrit school in Varkala and poor boys and orphans were given free education regardless of their caste. Temples were built at different places - Thrissur, Kannur, Anchuthengu, Tellicherry, Calicut, and Mangalore. It was in the year 1912 that he built the Sharada Devi Temple at Sivagiri.
This is the place where Sree Narayana Guru Swami, the revolutionist who made a twist in formation of State from the state of an asylum of lunatics to the God's own country, breath his last and his worldly body was cremated. He reformed the thought of a downtrodden and untouchable community and raised them to the mainstream of the world. He inculcated confidence and wiped out ignorance and fear from the root. Hence he became GURU and even elevated to GOD. Guru's bodily remains are cremated and thus the place itself became a place of worship. Ideal occasion is just before sivagiri theerthatanam. Best time is Nirmalya pooja at 5 a m., Then deeparadhana at 6 p.m. Pooja will be there from 5 a m to 11.30 a m and 5 p m to 7.30 p m . Taking ₹50/- ticket for Gurupooja from Devasam Counter, meals for the day is also offered. You can book rooms in nearby guesthouse of mutt in advance. Neat and tidy rooms for cheaper rent are available. Contact number 82815 66870.