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WATCH VISUALS | PM Modi meditates at Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanniyakumari; check details

Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanniyakumari stands at the convergence of three seas, symbolising its role as a focal point for unity

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- May 31st 2024 10:57 AM -- Updated: May 31st 2024 01:04 PM
WATCH VISUALS | PM Modi meditates at Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanniyakumari; check details

WATCH VISUALS | PM Modi meditates at Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanniyakumari; check details

PM Modi meditates at Vivekananda Rock Memorial | Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins meditating at the Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanniyakumari on Friday. 

Prime Minister Modi, who is currently in Kanniyakumari for a spiritual visit  is engaging in meditation at the Dhyan Mandapam, which is believed to be the location where revered Hindu philosopher Swami Vivekananda had a divine vision about 'Bharat Mata' (Mother India).  


PM Modi's meditation session is expected to continue until June 1.

Also Read : Know all about Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari | IN POINTS 

SEE VIDEO  | Modi meditates at Vivekananda Rock Memorial

The Prime Minister arrived at the Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari on Thursday to commence his spiritual visit.

Before his spiritual meditation at the Dhyan Mandapam, PM Modi offered prayers at Bhagavathy Amman Temple in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, after the culmination of the Lok Sabha election campaign.

 

All about Vivekananda Rock Memorial | IN POINTS 

  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a monument and popular tourist attraction in Kanyakumari, India's southernmost tip.
  • The memorial stands on one of the two rocks located about 500 metres off the mainland of Vavathurai. 
  • Built in 1970 in honour of Swami Vivekananda, Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari is a testament to Swamiji’s enduring inspiration.
  • This rock had a major impact on Swami Vivekananda’s life. People believe that like Sarnath holds a special place in the life of Gautam Buddha, this rock also holds a similar place in the life of Swami Vivekananda. 

  • According to mythology, Goddess Parvati also meditated at the same place on one foot as she waited for Bhagwan Shiv.
  • The architectural design of the memorial incorporates elements from across India, symbolising national unity as it was a collective effort by people from all states.
  • Spiritual, cultural, and national organisations, along with state and central governments, supported the memorial's construction.
  • The memorial stands at the convergence of three seas, symbolising its role as a focal point for unity.

The Bharatiya Janata Party is eying its third term in office, and Prime Minister Modi has extensively campaigned for his party across the length and breadth of the country. 


The Prime Minister held around 206 election campaign events, including rallies and roadshows, in 75 days. He also did around 80 interviews with different news and media platforms. 

The election for 543 Lok Sabha seats is being held in seven phases starting April 19. The counting of the votes will be held on June 4. 

- With inputs from agencies

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