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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Kanyakumari is a town in Kanniyakumari district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a cape at the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula. During British rule, it was known as Cape Comorin. The closest major city is Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. As of 2001 India census India, Kanniyakumari had a population of 19,678.
 
Kanyakumari got its name from the Kumari Amman or the Kanyakumari Temple situated at the shore on the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. According to the local lore, Kanya Devi, an avatar of Parvati, was to marry Shiva, but he failed to show up to the wedding. It is very popular to watch the sunrise/sunset here. Because this is a meeting point of three ocean bodies the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea - the spectacular sunrise/sunset sight is considered to even more special.
 
The Panchappathi, five primary sacred places of Ayyavazhi were all situated within a twenty-kilometer radius of Kanyakumari. It also includes the Swamithope Pathi, one of the famous temples in Tamil Nadu, situated ten kilometers to the northwest. It is not structurally massive but is known for its non-idolatory system of worship.

Kanyakumari is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in India worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of India.

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