This Mutt is a religious site, founded by Sree Narayana Guru
(1856 – 1952), the famous philosopher and social reformer
of modern Kerala.Sivagiri is the headquarters of the Sree
Narayana Dharma Sangham Trust.This mutt is situated at an
elavation, 3 km. east of the Janardhana temple. The ashram
is devoted to Sree Narayana Guru (1855-1928), whose followers
are the Ezhavas. Guru preached the doctrine, 'one caste, one
religion, one god for humanity' and attracted a large following
among the lower castes. Thousands of followers visit the Mutt
each year. Every afternoon, ‘sadhya’ is served
at the mutt for Rs 10. The Sivagiri Gurusamathi, Sivagiri
Sarada Mutt & Sivagiri Vaidika Madom are the main buidings.
Beach (Varkala Beach):
16 kms away this Internationally renowned Beach Resort has
been a favourite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. Kovalam
consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The Southernmost,
known as the Lighthouse beach, is the most popular Kovalam
offers accommodation options to suit all budgets.
Janardhana Swamy Temple:
Sree Janardhana Swamy temple is a pilgrim centre for Hindus
who visit this temple in huge numbers. This temple is built
on a hill top that has become a sobriquet for the region.
Non-Hindus, however, are not permitted entrance in the inner
sanctum but can hang around in the temple.
Anjengo Fort is the main garrison of the Dutch East India
Company and is situated very close to Varkala town. This fort
still reminisces the powerful position the East India Company
in the state.
Varkala also has long a tunnel, the construction of which
began in 1867 and completed 1880. Popularly known as 'Varkala
Turuthu', this tunnel was built under the supervision of Divan
Sheshaya Sasthri and was extensively used for ferrying of
Situated near the Varkala beach, this is an excellent destination
for relaxation and rejuvenation of the body.