Sunday, October 18, 2009

Varkala sea side Resort, Trivandrum

Varkala is a famous sea-side resort and pilgrim center, about 48 kms. north off Trivandrum, famous throughout India for its ancient temple dedicated to Janardana (Lord Vishnu). An inscription says that the temple was renovated in AD 1252. It is believed that the temple is more than 2000 years old.

Here is one of the most panoramic beaches of India. High cliffs order the beach. Mineral water springs gushing out from these cliffs are well known for their curative properly. Regular bath here is considered to be a remedy for skin diseases. The sea is shallow. After a sea bath, one can take a fresh water wash at these springs. The beach is called Papanasam, the destroyer of sins. The sea and the springs are considered to be holy theerthams.

No comments: