Kanyakumari Temple, Kanyakumari
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Kanyakumari Temple

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Kanyakumari Temple
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Vikas chandra Gupta
  • Vikas chandra Gupta
  • Lives in Kanpur
  • 7 Reviews

"The temple is Remarkable"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
The in and out portion of the temple is very beautiful. Once we entered the temple, we didn't feel like coming out of the temple. It was a very happy moment indeed. The behavior of priests is also good. More
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Srinivasa sastry Divakaruni
  • Srinivasa sastry Divakaruni
  • 4 Reviews

"Southern Tip of India"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The deity and the location of the temple is at the tip of India, facing the Indian ocean. It is worth travelling to have darshan of the deity. More
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Mithi

"Must visit for married couples"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Maa Kanyakumari is awesome Hindu famous temple; Kanyakumari mandir is famous for fulfillment Marriage wishes. More
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Sreekanth Ms
  • Sreekanth Ms
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 4 Reviews

"Visit to Kanyakumari Temple"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Temple is well maintained and really spiritual inside. Great feeling. More
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Mohan Venkatagiriyappa
  • Mohan Venkatagiriyappa
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 2 photos
  • 4 Reviews

"Gandhi memorial"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Depicts Gandhiji's stay at Cape Town. The museum is good. It offers a nice view of sea next to Triveni Sangam where Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea meet More
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About Kanyakumari Temple

    • 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.

Timing: 4.30 am – 12.15 pm
             4.00 pm – 8.15 pm
 

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