Kanyakumari Temple, Kanyakumari
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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.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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Ganga singh

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

"Worth sightseeing place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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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Vinay Kumar

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  • Vinay Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1142 readers

"Beside a beach and a spiritual location"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 26, 2015
I just want to say Wow. It was an awesome temple with beach I liked it and it wont take much time to visit temple means hardly 15 mins it will take. It is the main source to the Kanyakumari
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Gulmi Chakraborty

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  • Gulmi Chakraborty
  • Lives in Siliguri
  • 11 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1418 readers

"Highly disappointed visit"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Oct 25, 2015
For those who have no prior idea (just like I had none before the visit). The pandits are simply gonna rob you at every single chance. They stuffed items forcefully and then demanded money. Premises are also not well-maintained. Have been to many religious places. But the pandits here were disgusting. Otherwise, the architecture beautifully reflects dravidian culture and houses very rich works on stone in vibrant colours.
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Kishore Pj

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  • Kishore Pj
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 11 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  744 readers

"Mind blowing sightseeing"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 15, 2015
Sunset, sunrise and endless beaches were all really relaxing. Boat journey to the Vivekanandapuram is an excellent experience and you have to wait for a long time in the queue.
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Hari das

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  • Hari das
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 3 Reviews
  •  665 readers

"Very attractive sights"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 15, 2015
Very attractive sights. We have no ideas about the tour points. If you arrange a small booklet about the points with distance, and also that can be an advertise for your hotel.
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Kiran Bavimani

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  • Kiran Bavimani
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 97 photos
  • 66 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  22504 readers

"Can't miss this temple in Kanyakumari"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 6, 2015
Located right on the main road Kanyakumari Temple cannot be missed and it is on the way to all the places around. Sometimes there is a rush especially during holidays/weekends, otherwise it is a breeze to visit. Ideal time is to finish your trip to Vivekananda Rocks and then have darshan
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Srinivas

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  • Srinivas
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 6 Reviews
  •  3386 readers

"Good temple with ancient architecture"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 3, 2015
Overall the temple is good and has the ancient architecture. The temple premises are also clean and neat. Temple authorities will supply the Prasad at reasonable price. Prasad is very hygienic and tasty.
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Ramesh Boorla

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  • Ramesh Boorla
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2771 readers

"Simply peaceful"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 25, 2015
The status of Kanyakumari Devi will be good and will be more lovely when it will have abhishekam. And you can forget yourself that you will be on the earth by seeing the statue pose of devi.
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  • 2 votes

Anshuman Talapatra

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  • Anshuman Talapatra
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 69 Reviews
  •  18 helpful votes
  •  22994 readers

"One of the most holy place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 11, 2015
This is regarded as one of most holy temple in India. Thousands of visitor stands in long queue and pay a visit to the god every day. This is known as Devi Amman temple. You can offer pujas also.
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Devasena Chandrashekar

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  • Devasena Chandrashekar
  • Lives in Adoor
  • 17 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  9488 readers

"Temple at the end of the country"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 6, 2015
The temple stands on the seashore and is dedicated to the Goddess Kanyakumari. It is one of the oldest temples in south India. Around the temple there are several small shops where you can buy a lot of shell handicrafts.
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