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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Ramesh Boorla

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  • Ramesh Boorla
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  81 readers

"Simply peaceful" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
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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Anshuman Talapatra

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  • Anshuman Talapatra
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 photo
  • 54 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  3218 readers

"One of the most holy place" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
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
  •  2798 readers

"Temple at the end of the country" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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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Swamy Khn

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  • Swamy Khn
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1440 readers

"A great attraction"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Bhagavathi temple as it is known locally is devoted to goddess Kanyakumari. One can visit the beach from the temple premises, do carry an umbrella if you are visiting during May-July. The flea market is a great attraction.
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Rama c

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  • Rama c
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1824 readers

"The temple is well managed"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It has a great security procedure and we can also keep our belonging safely if needed. They organize the people well coordinately and allow us to pray for a reasonable time.
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Siva Subramanian m

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  • Siva Subramanian m
  • Lives in Ranchi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  984 readers

"Amazing temple"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The temple was built in a very ancient times, the story of the temple is shown inside the temple. For quick darshan of lord Bhagavathi there is a VIP pass. The temple and the place was really amazing.
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Aditya .

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  • Aditya .
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 11 photos
  • 11 Reviews
  •  33 helpful votes
  •  6894 readers

"A good pilgrimage temple"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted Mar 30, 2015
Its pure pilgrimage spot and one of oldest temple. Men have to go with upper half bare body inside temple and dhoti at bottom. Nice temple near shore only, from point of Hindu mythology it has some great importance.
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Unni krishnan nair

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  • 6 Reviews
  •  35 helpful votes
  •  3798 readers

"Has a charming beauty"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Mar 4, 2015
Wow, this temple is always one of the best I have visited. The stone walls and walkways keeps our body and mind very calm and the atmosphere inside the temple is refreshing. The idol has such a beautiful charm to itself.
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  • 6 votes

Chrysann Pereira

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  • Chrysann Pereira
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 71 photos
  • 28 Reviews
  •  56 helpful votes
  •  15433 readers

"There's a place for meditation"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Mar 1, 2015
The visit was worth a while as it has the footprints of Kanyakumari Devi inside the temple. As its a holy place there is a meditation room out here. Do carry a camera.
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Pratik Jena

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  • Pratik Jena
  • Lives in Cuttack
  • 47 photos
  • 47 Reviews
  •  380 helpful votes
  •  29873 readers

"Unique experience"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Mar 1, 2015
The males have to go without wearing any shirt(bare top) inside the temple. Overall an unique experience. Nice temple of lord Kanyakumari. It is locate near Vivekananda Memorial.
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