"I am happy and privileged to come here and pay my tribute to a great man whose message is as vital and essential today as it was when he gave it
(Visitors Diary, Sivagiri Mutt - 25-4-1958)</blockquote>Sivagiri
is a pilgrimage centre in Varkala
where one of its social reformer and sage Sree Narayana Guru
's tomb is located and place where guru was enlightend and got the salvation. The Samadhi
(the final resting place) of the Guru here attracts thousands of devotees every year during the Sivagiri Pilgrimage days 30 December to 1 January.
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 - 30 December to 1 January.
The Sivagiri Mutt is also the headquarters of the Sree Narayana Dharma Sangham
, an organization of his disciples and saints, 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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