Bhagavathi Amman Temple




Kumari Amman Temple is 3000 years old temple of the goddess Kumari Amman is located in Kanyakumari. Kumari Amman is a form of Devi, popularly known as "Kumari Bhagavathy Amman".  Kumari Amman temple Durga Bhagavathy Temple is the first created by Lord Parasurama and Shakti 108 Peedas. This temple is located on the shore of the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. Kumari temple was already in the Ramayana, and Purananooru Mahabaradha.

Kumari Amman has a shining diamond Nose Ring and it is visible, even from the sea. The House history says that this ring comes from King cobra. The light reflected by this nose ring mislead the mariner in the wrong way, lighthouse. To prevent this situation happens again, the eastern gate of the temple is always closed. The door will be opened only for some special occasions.
"Kumari Amman temple"

after Kanyakumari Amman temple

the temple is open every day from 4.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm. Cameras and videos are not allowed inside the temple. Shirts are not allowed for men and must be removed, while in the temple.

Annual Festivals:

Car Festival - in the Tamil month of Vaikasi (May/June)
as Navaratri - in the Tamil month of Puratasi (September/October)

Moolavar : Bhagavathi Amman (Devi Kanyakumari)

Urchavar : Thyaga Soundary, Balasoundary

Amman / Thayar : - Bhagavathi Amman (Devi Kanyakumari)

Theertham : Papanasa Theertham

Old Year: 1000-2000 years old historical

Name : Kumarikandam

City : Kanyakumari
district : Kanyakumari
state : Tamil Nadu

Bhagavthi Amman
Devi Kanya Kumari, known as Kumari Amman (the virgin goddess) is one of the forms of Devi. It is known in the vernacular as "Bhagavathy Amman".  Bhagavathy Amman temple is located in the Kanya Kumari (formerly Cape Comorin) at the mouth of the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean. It is also known under several other names, including Kanya Devi, andDevi Kumari.


the worship of Devi Kanya Kumari is derived from the Vedic times. It was in the Narayana Upanishad (the Taittrya Arayanka) of the Yajur Veda. Here there is a hymn in the form of a Gayatri to the divine energy.
"Katyayanayai vidmahe
Kanya-kumarim deemahi Tan no Durgih procadayat"
of the Divine Mother in the temple at KANYA Kumari and worshiped as "Bhagavati" or "Devi Kanya Kumari" is the eternal ancient symbol of a Hindu nun. She holds a rosary in the prayerful spiritual ecstatic mood lit pure spiritual happiness. Their only goal is to achieve the "top" by the repetition of the name of God (mantra-Japa) and a model for the entire Hindu as microcontroller-programming an epitome of the eternal divine bliss.
Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), the modern Hindu holy India threw themselves in front of her in the December 1892 from their presence in Kanyakumari and only decided to go on a missionary work, his Master Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886) always to do it.

Swami Brahmananda (1863-1922) and Swami Nirmalananda (1863-1938, two other disciples of Sri Ramakrishna worshipped Devi Kanyakumari and got their blessing. In fact, Swami Nirmalananda brought several small girls from many parts of Kerala and made it the worship mother Kumari in-built 1935-36 period. To the surprise of all, seven girls from which you later were the members of the first group of nuns of the "SARADA ASHRAMA", a Hindu monastery in Ottapalam later began in 1948, a remote village in Kerala by Swami Vishadananda.

The author of the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea (60-80 N. a.d. ) Has written about the prevalency of the reconciliation of the divinity to Kanyakumari in the extreme southern part of India; "It is another place is called and a harbor, come those men who want to for the rest of your life, and the bathroom and living in celibacy and women also do the same, because it is told that a goddess once lived here and bathed."


many eons before Banasura, the demon King of the devas harassed and thrown into prison. Unable to bear his atrocities of the devas to the help of Mr Vishnu, the protector of the universe. He advised them, Pray to Goddess Parasakthi, banish him alone could. So the Devas began a "Yagna" to appease the goddess appeared and swore an oath, Banasura. It was predestined that only a virgin could kill Banasura, so she came here as a Kumari (Virgin) and began a penance for the achievement of the specific powers to kill Banasura before departure. Lord Shiva (Lord of the Suchindram Temple 11 km away) saw this beautiful virgin and wanted her as his wife. He let the Devas wanted to know this and you with the preparations for the wedding. The Devas, to have known about that only Kumari could kill Banasura, did not want the marriage to go ahead. So they sought the help of Naradha, the heavenly "Standard (as required) "trouble-shooter", to prevent this wedding.

Arrangements have been made for the marriage, and a favorable time has been fixed as of midnight on the day. On the appointed day, of which the Lord left Suchindram and travelled with his entourage to where the bride had his domicile. As he drew near, the Abode of the Blessed Virgin incarnation, Naradha played his trick. The thought that he heard the Lord the promising time and returned to his abode.

The goddess after Kanyakumari was waiting eagerly for the arrival of the bridegroom. If the bridegroom was disappointed, and not at all in a rage cursed all articles, ornaments, and the food that had been prepared for the wedding. They turned into sand and bivalve molluscs, along the coast. That is why you a wealth of colored sand and bivalve molluscs any form and along the sea front in the city. Banasura heard about the beauty of the virgin goddess and came to ask her hand in marriage. If the goddess refused, the demon King tries to take her. As he drew his sword of the goddess brought him with her "Chakrayutham" .The Devas were back to their kingdoms and to facilitate the Devas asked her to remain there is protection for them always.


lovers come to Kanyakumari temple with the main purpose of the first marriages were happy in the families. Your prayers are of the goddess.

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The 3000 year old Kumari Amman Temple at this place is the Virgin goddess Kanyakumari, the is available in the eternal guard to protect the country, is surrounded by a stone wall and stands on the edge of the ocean. The entrance to the House is through the northern gate, while the eastern gate always remains closed until some festival days, if divinity is for the ceremonial bath. The deity is toward the east.

Goddess after Kanyakumari is taken into account that, according to the legendary Banusura, the devil King got supremacy over Devas and riots against cruel punishment for you. The Devas performed a Yagna pleading for the eradication of the evil are. To Kumari goddess Parasakthi came in the form of a Virgin and began her penance. Now Lord Shiva fell in love with you and the arrangements for the marriage of the North were made in a given day. Now the divine sage Narada was clear that her marriage would destroy the chances of extinction Banusura because he could only be killed by a virgin. When Lord Shiva was on its way to Kanyakumari at Suchindrum Valukkamparai 5 km south of Suchindram, sage Narada assumes that the form of a cock crew and incorrectly as the precursor to the break of dawn. Think that the promising time for the marriage was disappointed again, Lord Shiva. The goddess also decided to remain Virgin. Then, if Banusura tries to win the goddess of strength, they killed him with your Chakragudha, and simplifies the suffering s of the devas. Then again it has its penance and still virgin.

After a stroll through the outer corridor and will exceed the as Navaratri Mandapam, the path leads to the second corridor encircling the shrine. At the entrance here, after Mass and exceed Kala Bhairawa to Lumbini for the good (known as Patal Ganga Teerth), the supporters of the Dhwajastambha (fllagmast).  From here you can get a clear picture of the Devi before you in front of the Sanctum Sanctorum.

The Devi stands as a charming young girl in her penance with a rosary in his hand, and a shiny nose gem that shed silky sheen. It is assumed that the nose ring of Devi Kanyakumari set with pearls are so bright and you can see it from far away in the night. It is also said that some of the vessels in the lake, confusion with the splendour of the pearls for the light from the lighthouse, was shipwrecked off the coast have hit the rocks in the vicinity. In this vision of the eastern side of the temple door kept closed. The idol made of blue stone, it is assumed that installed from saw Parshurama.

After devotion to the goddess, pilgrims they face the courtyard, where the darshan of Indra Vinayak Savarkar, one. There is also a small shrine to Tyaga Sundari.


Tamil Nadu
Bhagavathi Amman Temple,Kanyakumari,Kanyakumari Dist,Tamilnadu.
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Kanniyakumari (CAPE)
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Trivandrum International Airport
latitude : 8.482119560 longitude :76.920097350
Corporation : Trivandrum
Open Year
1000-2000 years old
Visiting Hours
from 4.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm.

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