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Kanyakumari Temple

Kanyakumari

14.4/5(94 Ratings)

Kanyakumari Temple Overview

Ranked 4 of 30 sightseeing in Kanyakumari

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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What travellers are saying about Kanyakumari Temple

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  • Excellent 6
  • Very Good 4
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 1
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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Operating hours

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
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77% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Praveen reddy

Praveen reddy2.9/5

2 reviews

Good place to visit along with sunrise view.

Temple is good. No need to take 50 rupees darshan. Won't take much time for darshan. Has footware locker facility in front of Temple. It's and ancient temple and story of an Amman who wants to marry Lord shiva, since she's not married the place and temple has got the name as Kanyakumari.

Maneesh Kumar

Maneesh Kumar5.0/5

15 reviews

Very good

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

Er. rahul

Er. rahul4.3/5

184 reviews

Kanyakumari temple

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

Kuldeep chand3.6/5

4 reviews

Holy temple of Maa Durga

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

Kuldeep chand3.6/5

4 reviews

Holy temple of my Durga

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

Akanksha bhuvan Bhushan5.0/5

19 reviews

A must visit

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.

Bappaditya dhar

Bappaditya dhar5.0/5

7 reviews

Beautiful temple

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

Abhinav Kumar5.0/5

271 reviews

Sri Kanyakumari Devasthanam

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

Jaison Netto4.3/5

81 reviews

Beautiful temple on a nice spot

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.

Vinay shah

Vinay shah2.9/5

2 reviews

A nice temple

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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