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Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Vivekananda Rock Memorial:

The Prime Minister will be visiting the Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari to meditate for 48 hours and mark the culmination of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial is located on a small island off Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu.
  • The memorial stands on one of the two rocks located about 500 meters off the mainland of Vavathurai.
  • The rock is surrounded by the Laccadive Sea, where the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea form a confluence.
  • It was built in 1970 in honour of Swami Vivekananda, who is said to have attained enlightenment on the rock.
  • It comprises of the ‘Shripada Mandapam’ and the ‘Vivekananda Mandapam’.
  • There is also a life-sized bronze statue of Swami Vivekananda on the premises.
  • It is also a memorial for which all State Governments and the Central Government contributed.