Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi at Sivagiri, Varkala is one of the famous Pilgrim Centers in Kerala, India. Millions of followers are visiting the Samadhi Mandapam every year. The memorial of Sree Narayana Gurudevan became a reality after twenty-five years of Guru’s Samadhi, M.P Moothedath, got the luck of constructing the Mandapam before that so many devotees came with the design of a memorial tower. Govindan who was in charge of the construction of the mandapam (the manager of M.P Moothedath).
Moothedath and Govindan got recognition and appraisals from various parts and Moothedath was awarded the stamp of honor namely Sree Narayana Bhakttothamsam in recognition of his marvelous services. And Govindan also equally honored.
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; Gurudevan's samadhi continues to be gathering by millions of devotees, donned in yellow attire, from different parts of Kerala and other parts of India.
The Sivagiri Mutt is also the head office of the Sree Narayana Dharma Sangham, an association of his disciples and saints, established by GURU.
Sivagiri Samadhi of Sree Narayana Guru at Varkala developed as a well know religious pilgrim center billions of pilgrimages are coming to pay homage to the Samadhi of the Great Gurudevan each year to Varkala, which is about 51kms away from Thiruvananthapuram by road and also connected by rail.
This is the place where Sree Narayana Guru's tomb is located and place where guru was enlightened and got the salvation. The Samadhi (the final resting place) of the Guru here attracts millions of devotees every year during the Sivagiri Pilgrimage days 30th December to 1st January.
This place, in due course, developed into the site of the Sarada Temple, and guru established an architecture was simple and different. The opening of this temple was uniquely marked by the inspirational ceremony of the guest of hymns in praise of the mother Sarada. The Narayana Guru himself wrote, “Janani-Navaratna Manjari” (nine Gems in praise of the mother).