- Location: N Car St, Kanniyakumari, Suchindram, Tamil Nadu 629704
- Festivals: Suchindram Margazhi festival and Rath Yatra For Other Festival Details Click here
- Main Deity: Shakti Narayani For Other Deity Details Click here
- Languages: Tamil, English & Hindi
- Darshan Timings: 04:30 am to 01:00 pm || 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm
- Best Season To Visit: August To March
- How To Reach
Suchindram Shakti Peeth is located in the southernmost district of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, India. This Temple is also called Maa Narayani Temple. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas and This place is where it is believed that the Upper Teeth of Maa Sati fell.
The chief legend of Suchindram relates to the creation of the Shakti Peethas. Sati, the daughter of Prajapati Daksha, was married to the god Shiva despite his wishes. Daksha arranged a great yajna but did not invite Sati and Shiva. Uninvited, Sati reached the yajna site, where Daksha ignored Sati as well as Shiva.
Sati was not able to withstand this insult. So, Devi Sati gave her life by jumping into the fire of Havan organized by her father King Daksh. When Lord Shiva was running around the planet carrying her body Lord Vishnu divided the body into 51 parts utilizing his Sudarshan chakra. Out of those 51 parts, from which the ‘Upper Teeth’ of Sati fell to this place. Goddess Sati is revered here as Shakti Narayani, while Lord Shiva is Sangharor Samhara.
There is a mythological legend that Bhashmasur, after doing extreme penance, asked Shiva for a boon of eternal life. Shiva believed that he would be invulnerable to all except Kanyakumari. On getting the boon from Shiva, he turns into violent and defeats the gods too. Due to this, all gods went to Vishnu and performed a Mahayajna on his guidance from which Bhagwati Durga appeared, who afterward slaughtered Bhashmasur.
According to the historic legends, Lord Indra, the king of all gods, was liberated from the curse given by Maharishi Gautama at this place.
Taking a bath in Kanyakumari eradicates all the sins of the devotees, and they become pure.
The white Gopuram of the 7-storeyed temple is visible from a range. Built in the 17th century, the temple is filled with stunning carvings on its doors, and the complex has about 30 temples of different gods. The entryway of the temple is 24 feet high, and a huge statue of Hanuman is situated at the eastern end of the northern passage.
Devotees of Vaishnavism and Shaivism visit the temple and take the blessings of God. The huge lingam is situated in the temple. The idols of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva live in the main temple in the same form called Stanumalaya, which itself represents 3 gods in the exact same form. ‘Stanu’ indicates ‘Shiva,’ ‘Mal’ shows for ‘Vishnu,’ and ‘Ayan’ represents ‘Brahma.’.
The temple has a grand and impressive statue of Narayani Maa and a garland in her hand.
- Rath Yatra
- Durga Puja
- Suchindram Margazhi festival
- Chaitra Purnima
- Ashada and Ashwin Amavasya
- Mesha Sankranti
- Raja Parba (Mithuna Sankranti).
Other Places near Suchindram Shakti Peeth
- Vivekananda Rock Memorial
- Our Lady of Ransom Church, Kanyakumari
- Mahatma Gandhi Mandapam
- Kanyakumari Beach
- Sarvani Shakti Peeth Shri Bhagavathi Temple
- Thiruvalluvar Statue
- Sunset Point, Kanyakumari, Kovalam
- Vattakottai Fort
- View Tower
How to Reach
- By Air: The nearby Airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport and it is 90.6 kilometers from Suchindram Shaktipeeth.
- By Train: The nearby Railway Station is Kanyakumari Railway Station and it is 3.2 kilometers from Suchindram Shaktipeeth.
- By Road: There are many buses that ply from the main cities of India towards this sacred site. local transportation needs to be taken to reach the Maa Narayani Temple or Suchindram Shakti Peeth.
|Morning Timing||Evening Timing|
|04:30 am to 01:00 pm||04:00 pm to 08:00 pm|