Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari
Vivekananda Rock Memorial, situated off Kanyakumari is a memorial carved out of rock in Indian Ocean. This sacred monument was built in 1976 to commemorate the visit of Swami Vivekananda, the great Indian philosopher, to “Shripada Parai” during 24th, 25th and 26th December 1892 for deep meditation and enlightenment.
The memorial consists of two main structures one is the Vivekananda Mandapam – where there is a meditation hall and the other is the Shripada Mandpam. A statue in meditation pose has been installed inside the memorial building.
The memorial is accessible only by ferries and the Poompuhar Shipping Corporation operates ferry services from the mainland to the rock.
Located in the land’s end of Indian subcontinent, Kanyakumari or Cape Comorin is a famous beach destination where one can see the union of three seas - the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal.