Vrat-Festivals | Temples
Kanyaa Kumaaree is located at the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent, known as Cape Comorin also. Kanyaa kumaaree is 20 kms away from south of Naagarcoil. It is famous for its beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the waters of Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea.
The main attractions of the city are the Temple of Goddess Bhagavatee. There are three Prakhar (high towers) in the Temple. The Temple towers can be seen from a distance. One of the gates towards East is kept closed. The reason being that the nose ring of the Devee was so shining, that a ship in the distance past got wrecked taking it as a lighthouse. You can have any thing of the area shopped in the street in front including Vallampuree Shankh (also called Lakshmee Shankh) and different colors of sand. Paarvatee remains here as Kumaaree (unmarried girl or Kanyaa) Roop. Different types of prayers are offered rather than worshipping in the Temple. If you have missed to carry out any prayers, Parihaar (Praayashchit or Repentance) is prayer at Kanyaa Kumaaree.
The legend of Kanyaa Kumaaree revolves around the story of Parashuraam who commanded the region between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea to arise from the ocean bed. See Parashuraam Jee Saved Gokarn Teerth
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 09/30/13