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:  1-2hrs
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Vinay shah

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  • Vinay shah
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1205 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
  • 9 Reviews
  •  5059 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
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1783 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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Manish Bansal

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  • Manish Bansal
  • Lives in Panchkula
  • 2 photos
  • 26 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  8617 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
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  19413 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
  •  2734 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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Vinay Kumar

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  • Vinay Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews
  •  3813 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
  • 7 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  5370 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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  • 2 votes

Kishore Pj

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  • Kishore Pj
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 11 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  4876 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
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  4485 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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