Varkala Janardhana Temple
Varkala Janrdhanaswami Temple is popular not only as a pilgrim centre but it also allures everyone with its architectural splendour. The temple faces Papanasam beach and the proximity to the sea adds to its spiritual as well as aesthetic aura. A flight of broad steps lead to the Janardhana temple and on the way, you will be greeted by a high entrance arch with tiled roof. An old banyan tree stands on the temple ground and idols of several serpent gods and goddesses are also installed here.
Location : Varkala Janardhana Temple Varkala, Kerala 695141 Thiruvananthapuram
Gods : Lord Vishnu
Landmark : Nearest railway station: Varkala, about 3 km, is the nearest railway station. Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 55 km
The main festival of the temple Arattu, falls in March/April and it attracts a lot of visitors. Karkidaka vavu too is an important function and the priests of this temple help the devotees perform homage to their ancestors during that day.