--> Skip to main content

Kanyakumari Temple History

Kanyakumari Temple, also known as Bhagavathy Amman Temple, is located at the confluence of three seas of Tamil Nadu. The history of temple is associated with Goddess Bhagavathy. This temple was constructed by Parasuram, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu. The temple was renovated by one of the kings of Pandya Dynasty.

It is believed that Goddess Bhagavathy took the form of a virgin and killed the demon Banasura on Vijayadasami, the last day of Navratri festival.

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.