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SRI JANARDHANA SWAMY TEMPLE

Varkala, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, India

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God

Lord Janardhana is the main deity of this temple, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The idol including the lotus shaped platform is six feet in height and Lord is self manifested. The main shrine Lord Janardhana (Vishnu) has four arms in which are placed shanghu (the holy conch shell) chakra (wheel), gada (mace) and kumbham (pot).

Goddess

Goddess Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi are the consorts of Lord Vishnu.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit the temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.

Weather

Highest - April to June (38°C during day and 35°C during night)Average - May (32°C during the day and 25°C during night)Lowest - December to February (26°C during day and 21°C during night)Monsoon season - July to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smoking and drinking is prohibited in this temple.
  • Chewing betel leaves, tobacco, gutka and spitting inside temple is strictly prohibited.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Kallambalam Bus Station
11.3 KM 0479-2445249
Varkala Railway Station
3 KM 139
Trivandrum International Airport
55 KM 0471-2702600

Architecture

Sri Janardhana Swamy Temple is facing in East direction and constructed in Kerala style of architecture. King Rama Varma from Travancore installed the flag post, temple has a pond known as Chakra Threetham. The Sanctum sanctorum surmounted by a conical dome of copper sheets, The main sanctorum is in circular shape. The mandapa or pavilion is square in shape and it has wooden carvings of Navagrahas (nine planets) on the ceiling. There is a hall in which the bali peetha is situated and this too is an important feature of the temple architecture. There are some inscriptions which indicate that the renovation of the temple had been carried out at different periods of history. One of the inscriptions says that the temple was renovated by Umayamma Rani, who ruled this region in the later 17th century. The traditional Kerala Temple architecture with a dome made of copper sheets, beautifully carved Navagrahas on the wood and the copper plated roof is a treat to the eyes.

Religious Significance

Once when the sage Narada was singing Lord Vishnu was so mesmerized by the song that he followed Narada’s voice unobserved and reached Brahmaloka. When Lord Brahma saw Vishnu he at once fell to his feet. But Vishnu realizing that he was at Brahmaloka did not see Brahma at his feet and left at once. The Devas who came there saw Brahma at the feet of Narada and laughed at him. Lord Brahma in anger cursed that the Devas shall be born as humans and suffer the mortal sufferings. Sage Narada told the Devas to do penance at Varkala to Lord Vishnu and attain immortality again. This place where they did their penance thus became the Janardhana Swamy temple. It is mentioned in Brahmanda Purana and Skanda Purana about the Lord manifestation. The current idol was found by a Pandyan king in the nearby sea. The king had a dream which directed him to go to the sea the next day and stand next to the crumbling temple from where he would see a huge amount of flowers floating in the waters. On searching around that spot, he would be able to find an idol, he was also given the instruction to make a golden hand and attach it to the idol which was done.

History

This temple was built in 13th century by King Marthanda Varma and renovated in 17th century. Umayamma Rani and Pandya kings are the contributors of this temple.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 04:00 AM - 12:00 PM 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

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Airports

Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
MGBS 35 KM
CBS 28 KM
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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