Janardana Swami Temple is a 2000-year-old sanctuary arranged in Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram. It is otherwise called Varkala Temple. Janardana Swami is a type of Lord Vishnu. It is an extremely understood sanctuary in Kerala around 10.9 km west of Kallambalam on NH 66 close ocean, 25 km north of Thiruvananthapuram city, 13 km south of popular backwater goal Paravur and 2 km from Varkala Sivagiri railroad station,14 km north west of greatest town Attingal. It is arranged close to the Arabian ocean shore.It is alluded to as Dakshin Kashi Benares of the south.
The sanctuary is found near the Papanasam shoreline, which is considered to have therapeutic properties since the waters wash the close-by restorative plants. It is additionally a vital Ayurveda treatment focus. The sanctuary has an antiquated ringer expelled from a wreck, gave by the chief of the Dutch vessel which sank close Varkala without bringing on any losses. Varkala, an ocean side town, otherwise called Janardanapuram, is a holy explorer focus arranged in Thiruvananthapruam districtKerala and is celebrated for its old sanctuary of Vishnu, who is prominently called as Janardana.
In Sri Maha Bhavatham, specify is made that Balarama, the senior sibling of Sri Krishna, went to this sanctuary amid this journey to the Kanyakumari sanctuary and a couple of different sanctuaries in the south. It is otherwise called 'Gaya of the South'. Varkala has numerous attractions particular to the place and draws several explorers and guests all the year round.