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Encyclopedia > Sivagiri, Kerala

Sivagiri is a pilgimage centre in Kerala where one of its social reformer and sage Sree Narayana Guru's tomb is located. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (510x768, 59 KB) photohraphed by Pratheepps File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (510x768, 59 KB) photohraphed by Pratheepps File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... , Kerala ( ; Malayalam: കേരളം; ) is a state on the Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ... Narayana Guru Nārāyana Guru (नारायण गुरु,നാരായണ ഗുരു) (1856 - 1928) was a great sage and social reformer of India. ...



The Sivagiri Mutt, built in 1904, is situated at the top of the Sivagiri hill near Varkala. Even decades after the guru breathed his last here in 1928; his samadhi continues to be thronged by thousands of devotees, donned in yellow attire, from different parts of Kerala and outside every year during the Sivagiri Pilgrimage days - 30th December to 1st January. Varkala is a coastal town city and a municipality in Thiruvananthapuram district in the Indian state of Kerala [1]. It is located 51 km north of Thiruvananthapuram city. ... , Kerala ( ; Malayalam: കേരളം; ) is a state on the Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ...


The Sivagiri Mutt is also the headquarters of the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Sangham, a religious organization established by the Guru to propagate his concept of ‘One Caste, One Religion, One God'. The Guru Deva Jayanti, the birthday of the Guru, and the samadhi day are celebrated in August and September respectively every year. Colourful processions, debates and seminars, public meetings, cultural shows, community feasts, group wedding and rituals mark the celebrations.


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