Vivekananda Rock in Kanyakumari is a fascinating site.

Souvik By Souvik, 15th Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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The article speaks about the brilliant Vivekananda Rock in Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu in India which attracts many tourists.


Kanyakumari is southern most point of India. At the tip of Kanyakumari the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean meet together.


Visitors are expected to go from the Beach in Kanyakumari to the Vivekananda Rock in launches and ferries that take the passengers.

Entry ticket.

There is separate entry ticket of passengers who enter the Vivekananda Rock and see the different places relating to meditation.


The temples and shrines of the Vivekananda Rock are open till 5.30 pm. After that they are closed. Visitors should see it by that time.


The architecture of the temple at the Vivekananda Rock is very fascinating. During sunrise and sunset it looks beautiful.

Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

The Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a great attraction in Kanyakumari. It is situated at 500 meters offshore from Vavathurai.

Sripada Parai.

The rock is called Sripada Parai. The rock is considered to be very sacred because it is believed to have the secret blessings of Devi Kumari

Swami Vivekananda swam to the rock

Swami Vivekananda, the great philosopher and hindu monk, swam to the Vivekananda rock for deep meditation.

Dhyana Mandap

There is a beautiful Dhyana Mandap meaning meditation hall within the Vivekananda rock memorial. Visitors can do meditation in the dhyana mandap

Two structures.

The rock memorial has two broad structures the Vivekananda Mandapam and the Sripada Mandapam. Tickets are there for entering the rock memorial.

Eknath Ranade.

Eknath Ranade played an important role in the building of the Vivekananda Rock Memorial with the support of Ramakrishna Mission.

Thiruvallavur Statue

The thiruvallavur statue is there in the viscinity. Those who come to Vivekananda rock memorial also admire the statue which is under construction.

Sabha Mandapam.

There is a beautiful Sabha Mandapam called the Assembly hall within the rock memorial. There assemblies relating to vivekananda society takes place. Visitors are supposed to go to the rock memorial in launches and ferries.

Mukha Mandapam and Prajakta.

There is also mukha mandapam and prajakta. The prajakta is the entrance of the great Vivekananda Rock Memorial. After 5.30 om in the evening it gets closed. Swami Vivekananda had preached Hindu philosophy of vedanta and reached the message to different parts of the world including USA, UK, to name a few countries.


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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
16th Jul 2013 (#)

Interesting article.

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author avatar Souvik
17th Jul 2013 (#)

Dear Randhirji,
Thanks for the patient reading. It is a great experience to see the Southern tip of India bordered by Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal.
Dr. Souvik Chatterji

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author avatar Souvik
12th Aug 2013 (#)

Sunil Vishwanath: "So Nice... Souvik Chatterji, After Seeing The Lovely Photos, Feel Like,I am Also Part of The Tour, God Bless The Happy Family ..."

Dr. Souvik Chatterji: "Dear Sunilji, thanks a lot for the compliment. Your words are very encouraging."

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