Janardana Swami Temple, one of the religious locales of Varkala, is accepted to have been developed around 2,000 years prior. Situated toward Papasnanam shoreline, this place of worship is viewed as heavenly. A vast ringer, showed at the sanctuary, was cleaned up from the disaster area of a Dutch dealer vessel.
As indicated by legend, it is trusted that the sanctuary was built by a Pandyan ruler, when he was absolved by Lord Brahma for a conferred sin. It is said that Lord Brahma came in the fantasy of the ruler and enlightened him concerning the area of the icon, which was submerged somewhere down in the ocean. The ruler took out the icon with the assistance of anglers and revered it into the sanctuary.
History specialists express that the first sanctuary was demolished by tsunamis, while the present structure was worked by the Pandyan lord on an indistinguishable site from the first sanctuary. Vavu Bali is an acclaimed celebration celebrated at the sanctuary amid new moon day in the long stretch of Karkkidakam, a month in the Malayalam logbook.