Built at the edge of sea, the temple is dedicated to Kumari Amman who kept waiting for her groom on her wedding day but never came. The nose ring on the idol shines brightly and is said could be seen from great distances. Ships strayed off course and crashed into rocks attracted by the light. The eastern door of the temple has been closed to avoid such accidents. The door is opened only five days every year.
BEST TIME TO VISIT KANYAKUMARI
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Kanyakumari is as given below. The best time to visit Kanyakumari is also specified.