Kanyakumari Temple, Kanyakumari

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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Maneesh Kumar

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  • Maneesh Kumar
  • Lives in Kollam
  • 6 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  607 readers

"Very good" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is a very good place, we like to visit again, vivekanada roks kannyakumari Amman temple, gandi smrakam and other places also, the biting very good I stingily recommend for my friend to visit kannyakumari
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Er. rahul

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  • Er. rahul
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 136 photos
  • 168 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  973 readers

"Kanyakumari temple" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Kanyakumari Bagavathy Amman Temple: Devi Kanya Kumari is goddess Shree Bhagavathy in the form of an adolescent girl child. As directed by his Guru Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Vivekananda, came here to seek Devi's blessing in December 1892, as Devi is the goddess of Sanyasa. It is in this location he decided to embark on the missionary work to a higher level of action rather than being passive like the usual Sanyasis.
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Kuldeep chand

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  • Kuldeep chand
  • 4 Reviews
  •  64 readers

"Holy temple of Maa Durga"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is an ancient holy temple of Maa Durga. There was a heavy rush when I visited temple with my family in the evening. There is a tradition that gents have to remove upper garments before temple entry. This is nowhere in North. Rest everything was nice. Facility to keep footwear, to purchase flower, etc. There is small entry fee. Market is just nearby, so no worry of food and other items. Totally it is a nice and must place to visit in Kanyakumari.
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Kuldeep chand

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  • Kuldeep chand
  • 4 Reviews
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"Holy temple of my Durga"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is a ancient holy temple of my Durga. There was a heavy rush when I visited temple with my family in the evening. There is a tradition that gents have to remove upper garments before temple entry. This is nowhere in North. Rest everything was nice. Facility to keep footwear, to purchase flower etc. There is small entry fee. Market is just nearby, so no worry of food and other items. Totally it is a nice and must place to visit in Kanyakumari.
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Akanksha bhuvan Bhushan

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  • Akanksha bhuvan Bhushan
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 photos
  • 16 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  7981 readers

"A must visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 15, 2017
Temple is very near by located to New Cape Hotel, It dedicates to Mata Kanyakumari, its a must visit and local shopping can also be done. Kanyakumari Beach is located next to it.
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Bappaditya dhar

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  • Bappaditya dhar
  • 8 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1816 readers

"Beautiful temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 16, 2017
Q to travel by boat was too bad experience. Place was awesome! The ambience with all around water, blue ocean amazing! Lots of photography can be done. You can do meditation or move with your partner in romantic way.
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Abhinav Kumar

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  • Abhinav Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 291 photos
  • 174 Reviews
  •  182 helpful votes
  •  111203 readers

"Sri Kanyakumari Devasthanam"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 28, 2016
This is situated on the same island where Vivekananda Rock memorial exist. Once you climb the stairs you will find two temples from south side the temple with stairs is Vivekananda Rock memorial and the temple without stairs is Devi Kanyakumari Temple. People do come here to worship so please do arrange your essential pooja material before planning to go there.
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Jaison Netto

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  • Jaison Netto
  • Lives in Kochi
  • 168 photos
  • 80 Reviews
  •  53 helpful votes
  •  298212 readers

"Beautiful temple on a nice spot"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 11, 2016
It's a very good looking temple when we see it as an island from the beach. We need to take ferry to reach there. The construction is simple and attractive. It's a must visit place if you are visiting Kanyakumari.
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Vinay shah

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  • Vinay shah
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 photos
  • 2 Reviews
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"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
  • 10 Reviews
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"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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