Kanyakumari Temple is a renowned Hindu temple in the district of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. It is a shrine dedicated to Devi Kanya Kumari, an adolescent virgin girl who is a manifestation of Goddess Bhagavathy. She is worshiped here in two forms namely Devi Bhadrakali and in the second form of a celibate adolescent. This temple also has a great importance because it one among the 51 Shakti Peethas in India and is visited by the followers of Goddess Bhagavathy throughout the country.
It Is Known For:-
1) According to folklore, Mother Goddess killed the demon Banasura at this place and he pleaded her to free him from his sins and stay there forever. Till date, the divine presence can be felt at Kanyakumari Temple
2) This shrine is one among the 51 Shakti Peethas in India because Sati's back fell at this place. Prayers are conducted on a daily basis in this temple
3) It is also said that Devi Bhagavathy was the sister of Lord Krishna who warned Kansa about his final fate
4) Navaratri, Kalabham, and Vaisakha festival are celebrated here with a great enthusiasm at Kanyakumari Temple
Best Time To Visit:-
Even a surprise visit or a trip to Kanyakumari Temple is fascinating. Being a popular Hindu shrine and Shakti Peetha, it attracts countless devotees from all over the country. Therefore, it can be visited throughout the year, especially during the season of Navaratri.
The temple of the divine goddess, who mounts on a majestic tiger, is well-connected via roadways and railways. The local taxis and autos are the best mode for commuting to and from Kanyakumari Temple.
Nearest Railway Station- Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Trivandrum Airport
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