Kanyakumari Temple, Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari Temple

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About Kanyakumari Temple

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 4.30 AM - 8.15 PM , Saturday: 4.30 AM - 8.15 PM , Sunday: 4.30 AM - 8.15 PM , Public Holidays: 4.30 AM - 8.15 PM

Kanyakumari Temple or the Kanyakumari Bhagavathiamman Temple is a chief attraction of Kanyakumari and is dedicated to the virgin Goddess Kanyakumari, an incarnation of Goddess Parvathi.

Goddess Kanyakumari is the presiding deity of Kanyakumari. As per legends, the marriage between Goddess Kanyakumari and Lord Shiva did not take place, as a result of which the Goddess determined to remain a virgin. It is believed that the rice and cereals which were meant for the marriage were left uncooked and they turned to stones. The stones resembling cereals can be seen even today.

The Kumari Amman Temple of Kanyakumari has a peculiar architectural style which is an amalgamation of the architectural styles of different eras. Kumari Amman Temple was originally built by the kings of the Pandya Dynasty in the 8th century. It was later renovated by the Chola, Vijayanagara and Nayaka rulers.

The Kumari Amman Temple of Kanyakumari has three corridors and a sanctum sanctorum. The Navarathri Mandapam, a famous section of the temple, is situated in the external corridor of the temple. The Navarathri Mandapam is adorned with paintings and carvings which reflect the architectural brilliance of Kumari Amman Temple.

In the sanctum sanctorum of the temple there is the idol of the goddess who faces east. Kumari Amman Temple also encloses an 18th century shrine which worships the footprints of Goddess Kanyakumari.  

The main festivals of the Kumari Amman Temple are the Car Festival and the Navarathri Festival. The Car Festival is held during Vaikasi, i.e. May-June and the Navarathri Festival is held during September – October.

What travellers are saying about Kanyakumari Temple

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  • Very Good 16
  • Good 11
  • Average 1
  • Below Average 1
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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66 traveller reviews for Kanyakumari Temple

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Akanksha bhuvan Bhushan

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  • Akanksha bhuvan Bhushan
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 photos
  • 16 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  7152 readers

"A must visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 15, 2017
Temple is very near by located to New Cape Hotel, It dedicates to Mata Kanyakumari, its a must visit and local shopping can also be done. Kanyakumari Beach is located next to it.
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Bappaditya dhar

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  • Bappaditya dhar
  • 8 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1594 readers

"Beautiful temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 16, 2017
Q to travel by boat was too bad experience. Place was awesome! The ambience with all around water, blue ocean amazing! Lots of photography can be done. You can do meditation or move with your partner in romantic way.
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  • 4 votes

Abhinav Kumar

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  • Abhinav Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 290 photos
  • 171 Reviews
  •  166 helpful votes
  •  101050 readers

"Sri Kanyakumari Devasthanam"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 28, 2016
This is situated on the same island where Vivekananda Rock memorial exist. Once you climb the stairs you will find two temples from south side the temple with stairs is Vivekananda Rock memorial and the temple without stairs is Devi Kanyakumari Temple. People do come here to worship so please do arrange your essential pooja material before planning to go there.
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Jaison Netto

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  • Jaison Netto
  • Lives in Kochi
  • 168 photos
  • 80 Reviews
  •  51 helpful votes
  •  296625 readers

"Beautiful temple on a nice spot"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 11, 2016
It's a very good looking temple when we see it as an island from the beach. We need to take ferry to reach there. The construction is simple and attractive. It's a must visit place if you are visiting Kanyakumari.
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Vinay shah

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  • Vinay shah
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3201 readers

"A nice temple"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jun 2, 2016
Temple is very old, goddess nose ring is of diamond which was shining in deepam light. For men's, upper clothes are not allowed in the temple (shirt, t-shirt, Baniyan). We visited temple on 23rd May at that time there was no rush. Maximum stay at Kanyakumari is for 2 days.
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Benjamin repic

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  • Benjamin repic
  • 10 Reviews
  •  8188 readers

"Excellent temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 15, 2016
Beautiful temple at the beach where triveni sangam of three seas can be seen. Historical value for the place. Kanyakumari is named after the goddess in this temple - Kumari Amman. The temple is situated right at the edge of the ocean, where it is said that the 3 seas (Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Arabian sea) meet and a person can see 3 different color water. The complex is big but well-maintained.
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Murali Krishna

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  • Murali Krishna
  • Lives in Kanyakumari
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  3776 readers

"Pleasant visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Mar 30, 2016
This place is located in Kanyakumari district which will be on the way from Tamilnadu to Kerala. This place is situated in the sea as an island and boat rides are available to get to this island for just 30/- each. This place is named as Kanyakumari firstly for a reason that as Parvathi Devi made meditation here to marry god Shiva but later this place was visited by Vivekananda and made meditation here for 3days and so then from then this place is called as Vivekananda Memorial for meditation. There is a hall here for the visitors for meditation which should be reached by stepping few steps. The entry ticket for this hall is just 40/- each and the atmosphere here is very Breezy and pleasant so I recommend everyone to visit this memorial hall and have peace of mind and great experience in your life.
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  • 3 votes

Manish Bansal

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  • Manish Bansal
  • Lives in Panchkula
  • 2 photos
  • 26 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  13344 readers

"One of the famous and renowned temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2016
Kanyakumari temple is one of the famous and renowned temple when people undertake the journey to Kanyakumari. This temple belongs to Goddess Durga. Must visit place for each and everyone.
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Dhanesh Kumar

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  • Dhanesh Kumar
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 5 photos
  • 50 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  34015 readers

"Major place of attraction"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Mar 26, 2016
Kanyakumari Temple is a major place of attraction for the visitors. We had Darshans here and enjoyed the stay in Temple. Though the Temple management is of above average quality but had a good feel.
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Ganga singh

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  • Ganga singh
  • Lives in Nainital
  • 2 Reviews
  •  4716 readers

"Worth sightseeing place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 14, 2015
It was worth sightseeing in addition to visit of Kanyakumari Temple and Vivekananda Rock. Beach is not so attracting compared to other places of beaches. Some of the hotels are really good. Sunrise and Sunset view are really worth to see. I would recommend everyone to visit once in a life time.
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