Kanyakumari or Kanniyakumari is a town in Kanyakumari District in the state of Tamilnadu in India. The southernmost town in mainland India, it is sometimes referred to as'the Land's End'. A popular tourist destination in India, it is famous for its unique ocean sunrise and moonrise, the 133 feet Thiruvalluvar Statue and Vivekananda Rock Memorial off the coast, as a pilgrimage centre. Lying at the tip of peninsular India, it is the confluence of the Arabian sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean; the town is situated 20 km south of Nagercoil, the headquarters of Kanyakumari District, about 90 km south of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. On the shores of the town is a temple dedicated to Goddess Kanyakumari, after which the town is named. Kanyakumari has been a city since the Sangam period and has been referred to in old Tamil literature and in the accounts of Marco Polo and Ptolemy; the place derives its name from the goddess Devi Kanya Kumari, considered to be the sister of Krishna, a goddess is believed to remove the rigidity from the mind, to whom women pray for marriage.
In 1656, the Dutch East India company conquered Portuguese Ceylon from the Portuguese, the name corrupted to "Comorin" and was called Cape Comorin during British rule in India. The city was renamed Kanyakumari by the Government of India and the Government of Madras. According to a Hindu legend, Kanya Devi, an avatar of Parvati, was to marry Shiva, who failed to show up on his wedding day. Rice and other grains meant for the wedding feast remained unused; as the legend goes, the uncooked grains turned into stones. Some believe that the small stones on the shore today, which look like rice, are indeed grains from the wedding, never solemnised. Kanya Devi is now considered a virgin goddess who blesses tourists who flock the town, her temple located in Kanyakumari is a holy shrine. According to another Hindu legend, Lord Hanuman dropped a piece of earth as he was carrying a mountain with his life-saving herb, Mrita Sanjivani, from the Himalayas to Lanka during the Rama-Ravana war; this chunk of earth is called Marunthuvazh Malai "hills where medicine lives".
This is said to be the reason for the abundance of unique native medicinal plants in the area. Marunthuvazh Malai is located near Kottaram about 7 km from Kanyakumari town on the Kanyakumari-Nagercoil highway; the sage Agasthya, an expert in medicinal herbs, is believed to have lived around this site in ancient days. It is believed to be the reason. A nearby village is named Agastheeswaram after the sage. Today, there is a small ashram on the middle of the Maruthuvazh Malai hill, which tourists visit, both to visit the Ashram and to take a glimpse of the sea near Kanyakumari a few kilometres away, the greenery below; as of the census of India 2001, Kanyakumari had a population of 19,739, comprising 9,884 males and 9,855 females, making the sex ratio of the town to 997. A total of 2,403 people were under six years of age and the child sex ratio stood at 1,024; the town had an average literacy of 88.62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. There were a total of 4,236 households in the town.
As of 2001, Kanyakumari had a total of 5,929 main workers: 11 cultivators, 78 agricultural labourers, 66 in household industries and 5,774 other workers. There were a total of 119 marginal workers: 4 marginal cultivators, 3 marginal agricultural labourers, 11 marginal workers in household industries and 101 other marginal workers. Kanyakumari is located at 8.08°N 77.57°E / 8.08. The peninsular tip of Kanyakumari is bordered on three sides by the Laccadive Sea, it is located at the confluence of the Western Coastal Plains and Eastern Coastal Plains. Kanyakumari is at the southern tip and is the southernmost point of the contiguous Indian Subcontinent. However, the southernmost point of Republic of India is at Indira Point on Great Nicobar Island, at 6°45’10″N and 93°49’36″E; the nearest city is Thiruvananthapuram and the airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, Thiruvananthapuram and the nearest town is Nagercoil, the administrative headquarters of Kanyakumari District is 22 km away.
The Thiruvalluvar Statue has a height of 95 feet and stands upon a 38-foot rock that represents the 38 chapters of "virtue" in the Thirukkural. The statue standing on the rock represents "wealth" and "pleasures", signifying that wealth and love be earned and enjoyed on the foundation of solid virtue; the combined height of the statue and pedestal is 133 feet, denoting the 133 chapters in the Thirukkural. It has a total weight of 7000 tons; the statue, with its slight bend around the waist, is reminiscent of a dancing pose of the ancient Indian deities like Nataraja. It was sculpted by the Indian sculptor Dr V. Ganapati Sthapati, who created the Iraivan Temple, its opening ceremony was on 1 January 2000. The monument was hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami on 26 December 2004, but stood unaffected. The statue is designed to survive earthquakes of unexpected magnitudes, such as magnitude 6 on the Richter Scale occurring within 100 kilometres; this is far beyond that of any event recorded in the regional history.
During maintenance work, as well as during rough sea, entry is restricted for tourists. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a popular tourist monument in Vavathurai, India; the memorial stands on one of two rocks located about 500 metres east
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