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Kumariamman Temple

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Photo Credit: Flickr

Distance (From Kanyakumari Station): 1 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1 km from Kanyakumari Bus Station & 1 km from Kanyakumari Railway Station, the Kumariamman temple is an ancient temple and has been mentioned in the Ramayana, Mahabharata, and the Sangam works Manimekalai and Puranaanooru. It is believed that this image of Kanyakumari was installed and worshipped by Parasurama.

The black stone image of Kanyakumari in the sanctum bearing a garland is an enchanting one. Of particular significance is the glittering nose ring that is visible from a distance. The Vaisakha festival is celebrated in the tamil month of Vaikasi where an image of the goddess is taken around town. An image of the deity is held in worship at the Navaratri mandapam throughout the duration of Navaratri.

Timings: From 4.30 AM to 12.15 PM & 4.PM to 8.15 PM

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