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Sivagiri Varkala Reviews

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A Very Peaceful Hermitage in nature’s beauty and calm ambience Feb 10, 2014
Travel about 3 km from Varkala town and you will reach one of the most popular pilgrim destinations of Kerala – Sivagiri Mutt. It is also the headquarters of the Sree Narayana Dharma Sangham, an organization of the great reformer Sree Narayana Guru’s disciples and followers. This place is open to all human beings - that is the greatest thing! There are no discriminations here in the name of Caste or Creed or Colour here.

The Mutt campus sprawls over an area of 200 acres and you will surely be attracted by the distinctive multi-tiered white terraces of the mutt, once you enter there. Situated at an elevated plateau, the mutt is considered sacred. It is here that the social reformer and sage Sree Narayana Guru breathed his last in 1928. The Samadhi or the final resting place of the Guru is situated on a hillock here and it attracts thousands of pilgrims. There is also the Guru’s residence and it displays his personal belongings. You can also see a Sharada temple here. The main idol, Goddess Saraswati, here was consecrated by the Guru himself.
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