Varkkala Off The Beaten Path

  • golden island
    golden island
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  • sivagiri mutt glowing in the setting sun
    sivagiri mutt glowing in the setting sun
    by pravdr

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  • visit to the golden island

    by pravdr Written May 22, 2005

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    golden island

    a visit to the siva temple at golden island is a must when on a visit to varkala.

    the serene island has some beautiful bird watching sites

    in the picture can be seen the rail bridge going to kollam(quillon)

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  • sivagiri mutt

    by pravdr Updated Sep 12, 2004

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    sivagiri mutt glowing in the setting sun

    set on the picturesque hill of sivagiri is the sharada temple and sivagiri mutt founded by social reformer sri narayana guru(1856-1928). the mutt also has his "samadhi" or the final resting place.the mutt also houses the headquarters of 'Sree Narayana Dharma Sangham'

    The Mutt is also the headquarter of the 'Sree Narayana Dharma Sangham', a religious organisation established by the Guru to propagate his concept of 'One Caste, One Religion, One God'

    yearly " the sivagiri pilgrimage" is conducted between 30 dec and jan1. this is marked by festivities

    Colourful processions, debates and seminars, public meetings, cultural shows, community feasts, group wedding, rituals all mark the celebrations in Sivagiri hills.

    however i would recommend visiting the mutt when there are no festivities. the kind of peace you can experience is amazing especially recommnded in early morning hours and early evening hours to experience the sights and sounds that accompany with every rising and setting day.

    especially a walk from varkala to sivagiri mutt starting early morning is beautiful

    Related to:
    • Religious Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel

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