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Janardhanaswamy Temple, Varkala

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Janardhanaswamy Temple is an ancient Hindu shrine in Varkala. This temple is said to be more than 2000 years old! According to folklore, Lord Vishnu appeared in Varkala in the form of a very fragile old man in front of Lord Brahma, the creator. He came to remind Lord Brahma about his job of creation instead of performing the yagya. In order to apologize, Lord Brahma constructed a temple and dedicated to him.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) This temple is known for providing moksha to the departed souls. It is said that if a small puja is conducted for the departed soul, it attains moksha
2) The celebration of the festival of Arattu. It is a 10-day long festival that includes prayers and dance processions in the praise of Lord Janardhanaswamy

 

Best Time To Visit:-
Although the shrine can be visited throughout the year, the best time is considered during the months of March-April. It is the time when Arattu festival is celebrated with a great enthusiasm.

 

Reaching There:-
Janardhanaswamy Temple is a famous landmark in the town of Varkala. The Vaishnavite sect from the different directions of the country never misses paying a visit to this shrine.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Varkala Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Trivandrum International Airport

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