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Sivagiri is a one of the pilgrimage centre in Varkala where the social reformer and sage SreeNarayanaGuru's tomb is located.The Sivagiri Mutt, built in 1904, is situated at the top of the Sivagiri hill near Varkala and is the headquarters of the SreeNarayanaDharmaSangham. The concept of 'One Caste, One Religion,One God' is declared by SreeNarayana Guru. The Guru Deva Jayanti, the birthday of the Guru, and the samadhi day are celebrated in August and September respectively every year.Sivagiri, for the first time in India, is a temple with windows and ventilation.The Guru installed a deity who was traditionally symbolic and perfect.Varkala isalso known as the southern Benares. A lover of nature and places with natural beauty NaurayanaGuru built a hermitage on top of the Sivagiri hill and stayed there.All the pilgrims usually wore bright yellow dress, as suggested by Sreenarayana Guru during the festival occasions.Nowadays the Sarada temple and mutt has now become a unique place of pilgrimage.



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