Janardhana Swamy Temple Utsavam

The temple which has a history of some 2000 years is located at the entrance of the beach road in Varkala, a major pilgrim spot. The main shrine Lord Janardhana (Vishnu) has four arms in which are placed shanghu (the holy conch shell) chakra (wheel), gada (mace) and kumbham (pot).

Highlights of the festival which falls in March /April are Pallivetta, arattu procession and Kathakali.

Karkidaka vavu too is an important function of the temple.