Kumari Amman temple is located on the sea shore of the Kanyakumari beach. This temple is one of the oldest temples in India that is about 3000 year's old. Besides being a popular tourist's destination in Tamil nadu it is also considered as a holiest place in south India. This temple is also well-known as Kanyakumari temple. Goddess Parvati tried hard to marry Lord Shiva and get him as his husband. This temple is so named because the goddess Kumari Amman remained virgin throughout her life as she wished to marry the Lord. This temple is also called as Devi Kumari and Kanya Devi.
The idol of Kumari Amman is the main attraction of this temple. This is one of the most important temples in Kanyakumari. The main thing that draws attention of the visitors towards it is the nose ring of Kumari Amman. The ring shines in a very exclusive way, due to the bright glare of this there are many ships which sank in the sea. The idol is made up of blue stone and the crown is embedded with valuable stones and diamonds.
Due to this reason the main gate of the temple is kept closed for most of the time. This opens only on some special occasions, such as for giving bath for the Devi.
This is a place where it is believed that there are foot prints of the Devi. The entrance for this temple is from north, inspite the Devi is facing towards the east side. The architecture of the temple is so beautiful that there are no words to describe magnificent looks of the temple. There are sculptures of different shrines on the walls of temple, making the temple favorite destination of visitors. They are altogether three corridors to the temple.
As this temple is locates on the shores of the beach, one can have some of the stunning view of the sunset and sunrise. The vista of the Indian Ocean with the multicolored sea water and the sand of the beach make a person fall in love this place.
Festival of kumari Amman temple:
The main festival that is carried in this temple is in the months of May – June and another one with the same importance as the festival carried with great enthusiasm that is Navarathri held in the month of September
Nearest airport is the Trivandrum airport which is at a distance of about 80 kilometers away from Kanyakumari temple.
Nearest railway station is the Tirunelvelli station which is at a distance of about 80 kilometers away from Kanyakumari.
- Road ways:
There are state transport buses and luxury buses available from Kanyakumari to all the major cities of India.