Facts for Name of Towns in Kanyakumari District

Facts for Name of Towns in Kanyakumari District

Towns in Kanyakumari District

Kanyakumari The place where Devi Kanyakumari stands in Penance Position (தவக்கோலத்தில்) towards God.
Nagercoil The place where Nagaraja Temple is located which links the four Religions – Saivam, Vaishnava, Jainism & Buddhism.
Agastheeswaram The place where Sage Agasthiar did penance to Lord Siva and saw the Marriage of Siva under the Agasthiya Tree (Fig Tree).
Theroor The place where the Chariot of Indran came and stood here. “Thenn Rathapuri” = Theroor.[Ther = Chariot, oor = town]
Muppandhal The place where the Chera, Chola and Pandian Kings put awnings and rested in the same place.
Udhayagiri Fort The fort built by King to see the Sun Rise.
Nayinaarkurichi The Place where Thiruvalluvar (Thiruvalluva Nayanaar) was born.
Thirunandhikarai The place where Lord Siva appears as Nandheeswarar.
Kottar An Elephant with its tusk cuts the land and creates water for Lord Indran and a River known as “Thantha Nathi” (Pazhaiyaaru) is formed. Referred in “Thirukotatrupathigam”, written by Thirugnana Sambanthar.
Maruthuvazh Malai A piece of mountain which fell from the Siranjeevi Mountain which Hanuman took to Lanka. Many rare herbs grow here and hence the name in Tamil.
Munchirai The place where Ravanan kept Devi Sita as prisoner before keeping her as prisoner at Ashokavanam. [Mun = earlier & Chirai = Prison]
Cheramangalam The place ruled by Cheramaan Perumal in 2nd A.D., known as “Cheramaanguli” which later became as Cheramangalam Maanguli.
Valvachchakostam Travancore Kings, before going to war, keeps their sword at the Mahishasuramarthini Temple and gets blessings. The place was called “Vaazh Vaiththa Kottam” [Sword Kept Place] which later became Valvachchakostam.
Sucindram Lord Indra accepted Blame & Sins and came to this place and worshipped Thanumalayan and hence he became Pure. Suci = Purity & Indram = Indran
Veli Malai The place where sages performed Yagna for the marriage of Lord Muruga & Valli Devi. “Velvi Malai” (Velvi = Yagna & Malai = Mountain) later became Veli Malai.
Kumaarakovil The place where Lord Muruga (Kumara Kadavul) married Valli Devi and be the Lord in the Temple. [Kumaran = Lord Murugan & Kovil = Temple]

Facts for Name of Towns in Kanyakumari District