Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Bhagavathy Amman Temple – Kanyakumari

This Temple is also known as Devi Kanya Kumari Temple or Kumari Amman Temple or Arulmigu Bhagavthy Amman Temple or Kanyakumari Devi Temple dedicated to the virgin Goddess Kanyakumari. Devi Kanyakumari temple is located at Kumari munai, on the confluence of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean. This temple is 3000 years old temple and it is one of the 108 Shakthi Peedhas. Kumari amman temple is not only religiously significant but also has great historical importance. This ancient temple of Kanyakumari also presents mesmerising scenic beauty as it is location by the side of vast spread of ocean. The main deity of the temple, Devi Kumari is facing east. The idol shows Goddess as a young girl with garland. There are three corridors which encircle the sanctum. The Kanyakumari Temple is surrounded by strong stone walls. The main gateway to this temple is through the North gate. The eastern gate of the temple is closed for most days. It is open only in special occasions and days such as new moon days during the month of Vrischikam, Edavam and Karkidakam. There is well inside the temple from where water is used for abhishekam of the Goddess. It is known by the name of Moola Ganga Theertham.

History

According to legend, Saint Naradar and Baramacharan, the goddess asked to stay on earth till the end of Kaliyuga. Perumal built a temple near the Ocean. Then he founded a statue of Kanyakumari. The temple has about 25 tirthas. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial is another holy place near the temple of Sripada parai. Those who reflect the feet of the god can be found on the rock.

Bhagavathy Amman Temple
A distant view of Bhagavathy Amman Temple – Kanyakumari

According to another legend, It’s like a beautiful landscape. Lead to Sri Lanka Rama also came here. Here he built a bridge. It did not work. He worshiped devotion, Based on his advice, he went to Rameswaram. This is from the temple of Kumara yard According to history, “Audi Seth”. When people bathe in Kanyakumari it is magical mantras to mark. Tamil Epic Manimagalai states that monkeys are being built to build Sri Lanka’s first bridge. Some villages in Ramanathapuram and Raman Pudur in Kanyakumari district once the pen name is a devil captured three worlds and tortured them. Her atrocities Devadas, who cannot tolerate, looked at Shiva and expressed their grief. God created the “Virgin Lord”(kanni Bagavathi) with his power. Banasooran saw Goddess, His beauty was a victim and decided to kidnap him. He is his sword He tried to threaten. His final was only in the hands of a Spiester Forgot. The goddess who was Parasakthi rose against him and cut his head. Every year it is composed in Navaratri. It is called ‘Pariveetai’, and this festival is for everyone Brings happiness. This incident was accompanied by the sword on the east wall of the Kumari Amman Sanctuary Fighting. After he reached his goal, Tears like his hubby in the backyard He stood on the edge of the feet to reach the Lord. The Lord agreed to marry her. Arrangements were made. As the groom did not come in the allotted time, furious goddess was gathered there A statue was destroyed by destroying all things. The sand of the shore in the shades of different colors are the objects turned so by the curse of Devi.

Opening timing

Morning 4.30 am to 12.30 pm.

Evening 4.00 pm to 8.15 pm.

Pooja

  • Abhishegam – 5.00 am
  • Deeparathanai – 6.00 am
  • Abhishegam – 10.00 am
  • Deeparathanai – 11.30 am
  • Sayaratchai Deeparathanai –  30 pm
  • Sribali – 8.15 pm
  • Yeganda Deeparathanai –  25 pm

Specialty

In full moon days, pilgrims and tourists can enjoy the setting of the sun in the west and the rising of the moon in the east.

Festival

  • Vaikasi Visagam – 10 days.
  • Navarathiri festival – 10 days.
  • Thirukarthigai Festival – 1 day.
  • Aadi Ammavasai – 1 day.
  • Thai Ammavasai – 1 day.
By Road      

Seashoreis about 2.4 km from Kanyakumari and about 20.7 km from Nagarkoil lying between these two towns. Busses ply from Thirunelveli, Kanyakumari and Trivandram.


By Train   

The nearest railway station is Nagercoil Junction which is 17.2 Km away from Seashore.


By Air          

The nearest airport to Seashoreis Temple is Thiruvananthapuram International airport.

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