History of Kanyakumari



History of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu gives an overview of the past events that the place once underwent. In ancient times, this wonderful place was known as the Alexandria of the east and was considered to be the major cultural hub. For many years, Kanyakumari remained a remarkable center of civilization, pilgrimage, trade and commerce.

According to the Ancient History of Kanyakumari, there is a lot of contribution of Islam, Jainism and Christianity in Kanyakumari's architecture and literary field. It is also said that earlier, this place was under the rule of Cholas, Pandyas, Cheras and Nayaks, who were the most influential rulers of the Southern India. The fine style of architecture, which now-a-days allures most of the international travelers, is their contribution.

It is during the British rule that Kanyakumari was formally given the title of Cape Comorin. It is perhaps due to the English men's lack of ability to pronounce the local names. The past of Kanyakumari also tells one the religious story that the place is associated with.

According to this story Kanya Devi, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, was to marry Lord Shiva, however, since Shiva did not appear at the right time and the wedding ceremony could never take place. This is why the rice and cereals entailed for the wedding remained unprepared. Till today, there is a popular custom of buying stones that look like rice and cereals. Local people believe that these stones are the remnants of the legendary wedding ceremony, which could not be held. And thus the princess Kanya Devi, remained a virgin goddess blessing the travelers and pilgrims abroad.

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Last Updated on 9/15/2011

     


     

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