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Goddess Kanyakumari

Goddess Kanyakumari is one of the forms of Mother Goddess Shakti in Hinduism. As Kanya Kumari, She is the virgin goddess. Both Kanya and Kumari means virgin. The popular belief is that she took the form of Kannyakumari to annihilate demon Banasura. Another legend has that she still remains in this form in the Kanyakumari Temple in Tamil Nadu in Southern tip of India due a broken marriage promise.
Demon Banasura had attained a boon that a virgin girl will only kill him. The demon believed that he could easily overpower a young virgin. After getting the boon, Banasura defeated the Devas and started numerous Adharmic activities.
Vishnu advised the Devas to pray to Goddess Shakti to find a solution. Goddess Shakti promised the Devas that She will restore Dharma by annihilating Banasura.
Goddess Shakti then appeared as a beautiful young girl on earth. Banasura who came to know about the beautiful girl decided to take her away forcibly. Goddess Kannyakumari easily overpowered the army that was…

YUVA - Youth And Vivekananda – Promoting Teachings of Swami Vivekananda

CNN IBN and IBN 7 have joined hands with Ramakrishna Mission to promote the messages of Swami Vivekananda to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary. The series aim to a sense of patriotism, solidarity and enlightenment in every Indian and the world citizens as whole.  The series is telecast on Sunday at 6:30 PM on CNN IBN and at 4:30 PM on IBN 7.
You can find more details about the series here at CNN IBN.