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PM Modi to meditate at Vivekananda Rock Memorial : Know all about famous attraction in Kanyakumari | IN POINTS

According to mythology, it was on this rock that Goddess Kanyakumari (Parvathi) performed tapas in devotion of lord Shiva

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 30th 2024 02:16 PM
PM Modi to meditate at Vivekananda Rock Memorial :  Know all about famous attraction in Kanyakumari | IN POINTS

PM Modi to meditate at Vivekananda Rock Memorial : Know all about famous attraction in Kanyakumari | IN POINTS

PM Modi to meditate at Vivekananda Rock Memorial : Prime Minister Narendra Modi all set to visit the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari on May 30 to June 1 and meditate after the culmination of his Lok Sabha election campaign.

The Prime Minister will visit the Rock Memorial and will meditate day and night at the same place where Swami Vivekananda did meditation, at the Dhyan Mandapam from May 30 evening to June 1, evening.


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 Prime Minister is all set to undertake spiritual journeys at the end of election campaigns. In line with this, he will reach Kanyakumari on May 30 and stay there till  June 1. In 2019, he visited Kedarnath, and in 2014 he visited Shivaji’s Pratapgarh. 

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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