Sivagiri is a pilgrimage centre in Varkala where one of its social reformer and sage Sree Narayana Guru’s tomb is situated and place where guru was enlightened and got the salvation. The Samadhi of the Guru here attracts thousands of devotees every year during the Shivagiri Pilgrimage.
The Shivagiri Mutt, built in 1904, is situated at the peak of the Shivagiri hill near Varkala. Even after his death 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 Shivagiri Pilgrimage. Colourful processions, debates and seminars, public meetings, cultural shows, community feasts, group wedding and rituals mark the celebrations.