Vivekanand Rock Memorial; Know how to reach PM Modi's next meditation spot

2024/05/29 11:11:14 IST

Why in the news?

    The famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, is scheduled to be visited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 30. PM Modi will be participating in deep meditation at the Dhyan Mandapam, the former meditation site of Swami Vivekananda, as part of this tour, which is meant to be a spiritual retreat.

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The spiritual and religious centre

    Its a well-liked location for meditation and reflection because of the calm atmosphere. Swami Vivekanandas teachings and his message of tolerance, compassion, and selfless service are brought to mind by the memorial.

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What is special about this destination?

    Situated off the coast of Kanyakumari on a small island is the spectacular Vivekananda Rock Memorial. The stunning Indian Ocean serves as its backdrop. It is made up of the Shripada Mandapam and the Vivekananda Mandapam, and is located on one of the two nearby rocks that protrude out of the Lakshadweep Sea.

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Where is it located?

    Located in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu this site has great spiritual significance. This confluence of the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal, and Arabian Sea was also a pivotal location in the life of Swami Vivekanand which was visited by him in December 1892.

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How to reach?

    If you start your trip from Bengaluru the cheapest way to get there is through train which will cost you between Rs 430 to Rs 2100, taking around 18 hours and 43 minutes.

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Ferry services available

    Entry fee is Rs. 20 per person. Additionally, the cost of the ferry from the mainland to the rocks is very cheap, at just Rs. 50 per person. There is no waiting period if you purchase a special ticket for Rs. 200 per person and want to skip the line at the ferry booking. It is open from eight in the morning till four in the evening.

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The best time to visit

    The best time to visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial is from October to March when the weather is pleasant and conducive for sightseeing. The memorial remains open throughout the year, allowing visitors to choose their preferred time for a visit.

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