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Kanyakumari is on most travelers? list for being the southernmost tip of India?s mainland. About 86 km south east of Thiruvananthapuram, It is the point of confluence of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. Kanyakumari is home to another unique geographical phenomenon that allows you to witness the sunrise and sunset at the same beach. The town gets its name from the Hindu goddess Kanyakumari, who has a temple dedicated to her here. Various myths and legends have been associated with Kanyakumari. One suggests that Kanya Devi was a reincarnation of Goddess Parvati was to marry Lord Shiva but he failed to show up for the wedding. It is said that a demon king, Banasura could be killed only by a virgin girl. Kanya Devi had the power to do so. However, if she?d be married off, she?d no longer be able to destroy the demon. Enraged, the goddess scattered all the food prepared for the wedding. It all eventually turned into stones. Some people believe that that the stones on shore that resemble rice were actual grains of rice meant for the wedding feast.