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Janardhana Temple
The Janardhana Temple is said to be 2000 years old and has a Vishnu shrine. It is said that the original temple was engulfed and destroyed by tidal waves. Years later, a Pandyan king came to the site to do penance to Brahma for a sin he committed. The Lord pardoned the king and in return, asked the king to build another temple at the same site. The story goes that in a dream he was informed of the location of the original idol that was lying deep in the sea. With the help of fishermen, the king reclaimed the idol and reinstalled it in the temple.

The legend also says that Brahma appeared and completed the rituals. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the inner sanctum of the temple, but are allowed to walk around the sanctum and stroll around the huge banyan tree. The festivals of the temple are colorful with noisy parades. Another Hindu ritual to be watched is the vavu bali performed on the beach on the new moon day of the month of Karkkidakam (Malayalam Era).

Sivagiri Mutt
Sivagiri is the headquarters of the Sree Narayana Dharma Sangham Trust. The ashram is devoted to Sree Narayana Guru (1855-1928), whose followers, the Ezhavas, form a large group of Kerala population. 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, a ‘sadya’ is served at the mutt for Rs 10.

Anjengo Fort
Near Varkala is the site of the Dutch East India Company’s main garrison, Anjengo Fort. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the fort protected their powerful position in the state.
 
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