The Goddess here is Devi Kumari or Kanyakumari, a virgin. The Goddess has got a extremely brightful diamond in her nose-stead. It is believed that in olden days, the light from this diamond acts as a lighthouse for boats & ships sailing in the seas. Legends say that the Goddess Devi Kumari appeared here to annihilate the demon Panasuran. Legends connect this temple & the Goddess with the Suchindram temple which is 13 kms from Kanyakumari.