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is a town in Kanyakumari District in the state ofTamil Nadu in India.[1] Kanyakumari lies at the southernmost tip of mainland India (the southernmost tip of India as a whole being Indira Gandhi Point in Andaman and Nicobar Islands). The closest major cities are Nagercoil, the administrative headquarters ofKanyakumari District, (22 km (14 mi)). The town is a popular tourist destination. Cape Kanya Kumari was one of the important towns of the ancient Tamilakam (Sangam Era). Kanya Kumari is mainly famous for pilgrimage and tourism. The place is a unique geographical location in India as it is the tip of the peninsula. It is the point of convergence of three seas, The Lakshadweep Sea, Bay of Bengal and The Indian Ocean. It is a holy place for Hindus' as there is the presence of two Shakti Peethas (The holiest shrine of Mother goddess) here, Bhagavathy templeand Shuchindram out of the 51 Shakti Peethas all over South Asia. The etymology of the place is from the name of the Bhagavathy temple located here. The place was called Kanyashram of the Baalaambika, the deity of the temple. There are 11 sacred theertham in Kanyakumari [4] and two Shakti Peethas so Kanyakumari is a holy place for Hindus’. The ablution in sea for Pitr Tarpan is done here. This is one of the rare temples in India where Devi(Mother Goddess) is worshipped as a child. The rites and rituals are done in Kerala Namboothiri method, so there will be slight difference in the way of worship compared to the temples of the nearby region. The deity is the goddess of Sanyasa as per Hindu religion. [4] So the people everywhere from India who desire devote their life as Sanyasin comes here and takes the deeksha.

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  • Uploaded on September 28, 2013
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    by Binyamin S
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