The mythological story of Kanyakumari is rather an interesting one. This city is named after Devi Kanya Kumari who is goddess Bhagavathy in disguise of an adolescent girl. Long back, an asura named Bana used to rule this area. Through his sheer penance he managed to get a boon from Shree Brahma that his death will only come at the hands of an adolescent girl. After getting this boon Bana started wrecking havoc across all the areas and even ousted Lord Indra from his throne. That moment goddess Bhagavathy took birth here in the form of a girl child with the motive of killing Bana and ending his conquest.
Because of her sheer devotion, Lord Shiva decided to marry her. All arrangements were done and the marriage muhurat was called early morning. Lord Shiva had started from Shuchindram for the marriage ceremony. However on hearing this news, Narada became worried as that girl was the only way of killing Bana and ending his atrocity. To foil the marriage plan Narada disguised as a cock and made sounds to indicate that sun had already risen and the auspicious time had passed. On hearing this, Lord Shiva's caravan turned back to Shuchindram. However the goddess waited for a long time before realizing that she has been snubbed. Furious, the goddess threw any and everything she could get a hold of. it is said that the unconsumed rice she threw off can still be found on the beaches of Kanyakumari.
Some time later, Bana tried to approach the goddess without knowing who she really was. Angered over this, goddess Bhagavathy killed the asura giving relief to all the gods. This is one of the mythological stories which make the history of this place.
For us, we wanted to explore Kanyakumari more than an average traveler and get to places which area a little off radar and not easily reachable. We started with the standard sunrise from our Hotel's roof. Though I've seen this multiple times, the craze never really fades away. After watching the sunrise we were off to find new places.