Thursday, 15 October 2015

Swami Vivekananda memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue at Kanyakumari, India.

Swami Vivekananda memorial has been built on a rock situated at the meeting point of three seas,  about half a  kilometer away from the mainland Kanyakumari. The memorial is approachable by boat which provides a pleasurable time in the sea.

Swami Vivekananda came down to Kanyakumari in 1892. He sat on meditation on this rock and became powerful spiritual leader and philosopher. The Memorial consists of two main structures namely Vivekananda Mandapam and Sri Pada Mandapam.

Near to this there is another rock where a Statue of Thiruvalluvar  with a height of 133 feet tall stone sculpture in memory of the Tamil poet and philosopher Tiruvalluvar is also installed.

This is a most sought after tourist and religious place. Though there is no accommodation available for stay at the rock memorial, lot of Boarding and lodging facilities are available in the mainland Kanyakumari. Boat is the only mode of transport to reach the memorial from the mainland Kanyakumari.

View of the 2 memorials from mainland Kanyakumari

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