Kanyakumari, also known
as the Cape Comorin stands at the confluence of Arabian Sea, the
Indian Ocean, and the Bay of Bengal, is a prominent south Indian
pilgrimage sight for worldwide devotees. The name of Kanyakumari
is derived from two Hindi words 'Kanya' and 'Kumari'
which means the 'virgin girl'. Kanya, the incarnation of Parvati
and the presiding deity, is worshiped here after taking bathe in
the sacred waters. The Kumari Amman temple, dedicated to Shiva’s
wife, it is one of the few temples in the country to worship Trinity,
Brahma, Vishnu, and Isvara together. Swami Vivekananda has done
his divine meditation while sitting on rocks and thus erected the
Vivekananda Rock Memorial in 1970. Nature is at her magnificent
best form in Kanyakumari, which facilitates worldwide traveler to
make a cool tour to the place. With exceptional scenic beauty the
place Kanya Kumari offers a large groups of temples to its visitors.
The exotic sunset and sunrise over the waters is the ultimate charm
of the place.
Prime Pilgrimage Attractions at Kanyakumari:
Temple of Goddess Bhagavathi: There
are no other temples in India so picturesquely located as compared
with the Goddess of Bhagavathi. The temple located at a very pleasant
location i.e. at the confluence of three oceans. The temple is built
by Pandyas and later modified by the Nayaks. The eastern gate of
the temple is facing the Bay of Bengal, opened only five times in
Temple: Kumari Amman Temple is the prime Pilgrimage attraction
of the Kanyakumari. This temple is adored to goddess Parvati,
the virgin Kanya who made penance to attain the hand of Lord Shiva.
Temple At Suchindram: The Temple At Suchindram locates
at a distance of 13 kms from the Kanyakumari center. The unique
devotion to the Trinity, Brahma, Vishnu and Isvara is accountable
in making the place a world-class pilgrims destination. Sthanumalaya",
the name of the Linga is divided into three parts as the top symbolizes
Lord Shiva, the middle Lord Vishnu, and the base Lord Brahma.
Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial: Swami Vivekananda
has come to Kanyakumari to a rock on a pilgrimage swam and passed
the entire night in deep meditation on December 25, 1892. To memorialize
his visit at the rock a splendid memorial has been erected named
Vivekananda Rock Memorial. It is a major pilgrimage attraction and
capable in grabbing travelers from different regions of the world
from several decades.