About Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Bhagavathy Amman Temple is a 3000 years old temple dedicated to the Goddess Kanyakumari Amman. The temple is significant in hosting the ancient scriptures of the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata and the religious Vedas. It is considered as one of the auspicious places to visit in Kanyakumari.
The idol of the Goddess inside the temple is remarkable. She holds a rosary in her hand and wears gold jewellery in her nostrils which radiates at the spark of light. As per Hindu mythology, Lord Parasuraman is believed to have blessed the temple as sacred or holy.
Swami Vivekananda had specially visited the temple to seek the blessings of the Goddess as instructed by his guru the legendary Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa. The temple is also believed to be one of the 51 Shakti Peetham where the parts of the Goddess Sati fell while her corpse was being carried by a grieving Lord Shiva. Inside the temple, there is a hall called Navarathri Mandapam where devotees engage in musical performances dedicated to the Goddess.
Location: The temple is located on the seashores of Kanyakumari known as Cape Kanyakumari.
Timings: The temple is open for devotees every day of the week in the morning from 6:00 AM till 11:00 AM and in the evening from 4:00 PM till 8:00 PM.