Kanyakumari Temple, Kanyakumari
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Kanyakumari Temple

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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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Unni krishnan nair
  • Unni krishnan nair
  • 6 Reviews

"Has a charming beauty" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
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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Chrysann Pereira
  • Chrysann Pereira
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 42 photos
  • 16 Reviews

"There's a place for meditation" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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
  • Pratik Jena
  • Lives in Cuttack
  • 3 photos
  • 10 Reviews

"Unique experience" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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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Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary
  • Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Punalur
  • 148 photos
  • 124 Reviews

"A silent temple"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Kanyakumari temple is an old famous temple. The goddess in the virgin form is worshipped there. The darshan of goddess is towards South. The temple is always busy and filled with more pilgrims. The construction of the temple is in good architectural form.
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Anurag Sharma
  • Anurag Sharma
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 photo
  • 7 Reviews

"A good and big one"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Temple is always a temple which is holy, divine and peaceful. Good, big and must visit if you are in Kanyakumari. Nothing much about the Kanyakumari temple.
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Harsha Kl
  • Harsha Kl
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews

"Calm and serene place"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Temple on the shores of three major sea bodies meet. It was a nice place but what was fascinating is the deity's sparkling diamond nosering. It is believed that few years ago, there were no major boundary walls of the temple and the deity's nose ring acted as a lighthouse to the sailors.
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Vivik
  • Vivik
  • Lives in Raamadurga
  • 4 Reviews

"Have a visit"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This is holy temple of Goddess Durga. Maa Blesses all devote for success in endeavor. Temple prayer is manage By Kerala pandit so as per their tradition Man are not allowed with shirt, there no proper arrangement for locker, so leave your valuable items at hotel locker.
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 swathi
  •  swathi
  • Lives in Afzalpura
  • 5 Reviews

"Overall a place to visit"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Nov 29, 2014
The temple is very very good and peaceful. There is no rushing and pushing in the temple also no bribe for darshan. Temple is also maintained neatly with all ancient sculptures even after located near ocean. Overall I wish to visit again and again.
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Selva kumar
  • Selva kumar
  • Lives in Afzalpura
  • 4 Reviews

"Silent place"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted Nov 24, 2014
Yes, it was good time while being there in this temple. Pleasant atmosphere, silence, it makes us peaceful feeling. High power Goddess, it is necessary to get her blessings in our life.
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Ajay Sharda
  • Ajay Sharda
  • Lives in Bengalooru
  • 12 photos
  • 16 Reviews

"Temple with history"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Nov 14, 2014
The city gets the name from this temple and the temple is very old. Its located near Jetty as well as beach. Its closed in the afternoon. You should check the timings to plan if you are on a short trip.
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