Janardhanaswamy Temple, Varkala

    
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Situated 25 km north of Thiruvananthapuram in Varkala, the ancient Janardhanaswamy Temple is a renowned Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple, dating back 2000 years, attracts thousands of devotees to its annual Arattu festival. Known as Southern Kasi (Benares), Varkala is also home to a leading pilgrim center in Kerala, with its hilltop temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Hanuman. While non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the inner sanctum, they are welcome to explore the temple surroundings and experience the confluence of various cultures at Varkala sands.

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