Pictures from Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India

Kanyakumari is a tourist spot and a pilgrimage centre. The Gandhi Mandap and the Vivekananda rock are the main attractions of this place. The mighty Vivekananda rock are the main attractions of the place. The mighty Vivekananda rock stands in the sea at about one and a half kilometres from the shore. The foot prints of the goddess Kanyakumari can be seen on a rock called Sreepadappara. Beside this there is a huge rock, where Swami Vivekanda sat for meditation and attained the spirit of knowledge (jyanodayam). A magnificant statue of Swami Vivekananda built is traditional Indian architecture was erected on the Mandapa. The meditation room is a spectacular feature where we can practise spiritual peace.Click on the images to enlarge

Vivekananda Rock

Location: At the convergence of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean in Kanyakumari
Specialty: Dhyan Mandapan, a meditation zone
Attraction: Vivekanand Mandapam, Dhyan Mandapam, Kumari Amman Temple
How to reach: Ferry services that connect the island to the mainland
Best Time: Throughout the year
Timings: Open from 7am to 5pm, closed on Tuesday

Vivekanand Rock Memorial KanyakumariVivekananda Rock Memorial is built on the legendary Vivekanad Rock that juts out of the convergence of the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. About 400 mts offshore the two rocky islands became the seat of enlightenment for Swami Vivekanand, an Indian philosopher and social reformer. It is believed that in the year 1892, Swami Vivekanand swam across the sea and meditated on this isolated rock island, imparting the spiritual charisma to him.

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