|Kasi in the
north of India and Kanyakumari in the south are the two most holy places in our country.
Have you seen a map of India?
The southern part is shaped like a mango. Can you see the
southern most tip in the map? That is Kanyakumari.
It is a very beautiful place. There is a long and colourful
beach. Standing there you can see the sun set and the moon rise at the same time on a
full-moon day. It is a rare sight.
On the beach, facing the sea, stands the famous temple of
Goddess Kanyakumari, or Bhagavati, as she is also called. Its outer walls are
painted with red and white stripes.
The word Kanyakumari means a girl who is not married.