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Kanyakumari Temple

Location:
Kanyakumari
Chief Deity:
Kanya Kumari/Devi
Best Time:
Throughout the Year
Opening Times:
The Kanyakumari
temple remains open
for public from 4.30
AM to 11.45 AM and
5.30 PM to 8.45 PM
Kanyakumari forms the
southern most end of
mainland India. It is also
the place where the
Arabian Sea, the Bay of
Bengal and the Indian
Ocean merge.
Kanyakumari has been a
great center for culture,
civilization and pilgrimage
for years. Kanyakumari is
named after the virgin
goddess Kanyakumari
whose temple is situated
here.
Legends have it that
Kanya Devi, an incarnation
(avatar) of Goddess
Parvati, was to wed Lord
Shiva but he did not turn
up for the wedding and
the marriage never took
place. According to
legends, the rice and
cereals meant for the
marriage remained
uncooked. Even today,
stones that look exactly
like rice and cereals are
available in the market. It
is a common belief that
these stones are the
leftovers of the legendary
marriage, which could not
be solemnized. As the
marriage could not take
place, Kanya Devi became
a virgin goddess
The Kanyakumari temple
is dedicated to Kanya
Devi. The main entrance
to the Kanyakumari
temple is through the
northern gate. Though the
deity in the temple is
seated facing east, the
eastern gate is kept closed
except for some special
occasions. There are three
corridors that surround
the sanctum. After a walk
around the outer corridor,
the devotees cross the
'Navarathiri mandapam'
and head to the second
corridor, which encircles
the shrine. From here you
can get a clear view of the
Goddess. The main
festivals at the
Kanyakumari temple are
held in the month of
Vaikasi (May/June) and the
Navarathri (September/
October). Male
worshippers are required
to remove their shirts
before entering the
temple.
How to Reach the
Kanyakumari Temple
Air
The nearest airport is at
Thiruvananthapuram (80-
km), well connected with
national and International
flights. Taxis and buses
are available for
Kanyakumari.
Rail
Kanyakumari is well
connected by train
services with all the places
in India. Express trains
connect kanyakumari with
northern cities like Jammu
and Delhi and other cities
of India.
Road
Kanyakumari is connected
by regular bus services
with Chennai,
Pondicherry, Trichy,
Bangalore, Madurai,
Nagercoil, Mandapam
(Rameshwaram) etc. Local
bus services, tourist taxis
and auto rickshaws are
available.


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