Papanasam Beach

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Varkala Beach, otherwise called Papanasam beach is a beach in Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram district,in south india, famous for the natural spring. The word Papanasam means wash away sins. A dip in the Papanasham sea is considered as blessed and a plunge in the waters of Papanasam Beach washes away all the transgressions throughout one's life.
Varkala is the main place in southern Kerala where cliffs are discovered neighboring the Arabian Sea. A striking characteristic here is the long extend of red laterite cliffs bordering the sunny shore. A natural spring begins from this cliff. This natural spring is acknowledged to have medicinal and remedial properties.
The cliff-top is a perfect spot to watch the  sunset.  It has a few spots of visitor hobbies like a delightful sunny shore, a 2000-year-old Vishnu Temple and the Ashramam - Sivagiri Mutt a little separation from the shore It is believed that Saint Narada threw his valkalam (a loin fabric a product of the bark of a tree) and it landed at this beautiful town and henceforth, the spot came to be known as Varkala.  
Two-thousand year old Janardana Swami Temple which is a paramount Vaishnavaite hallowed place in India is placed near the Papanasam beach. This sanctuary is frequently referred to as Dakshin Kashi (Benares of the South). The temple has an antiquated bell removed from a wreck, gave by the captain of the Dutch vessel which sank close Varkala without bringing on any setbacks.
The Sivagiri Mutt, established by the great Hindu reformer and savant Sree Narayana Guru (1856 - 1928) is an alternate significant point of interest here. The Samadhi (the last resting spot) of the Guru here pulls in many devotees consistently throughout the Sivagiri Pilgrimage days. The hill-top mausoleum of Sree Narayana Guru is a standout amongst the most acclaimed landmarks in Kerala.
The sunny shore is a sanctuary for sun-bathing and swimming. There are many Resorts and Ayurvedic massage resorts, which is cheap rated and affordable by the travelers and tourists.



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