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VIVEKANANDA ROCK MEMORIAL



  Jun 03, 2024

VIVEKANANDA ROCK MEMORIAL



HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE

The Vivekananda Rock Memorial, located off the coast of Kanniyakumari, Tamil Nadu, is a tribute to Swami Vivekananda, a revered Hindu philosopher-saint. The memorial stands close to the monolithic statue of Tamil saint Tiruvalluvar and is considered a sacred place since ancient times. It commemorates Swami Vivekananda's meditation and enlightenment at "Shripada Parai" on December 24, 25, and 26 in 1892.

ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES

The memorial features Dhyan Mandapam, the meditation hall, where Swami Vivekananda meditated. The structure reflects a blend of various architectural styles from across India, symbolizing national unity and the spirit of integration.

INSPIRATION AND LEGACY

Swami Vivekananda's teachings emphasize breaking privilege and ensuring equality, principles that have inspired many across generations. The memorial serves as a reminder of his vision and continues to attract visitors seeking spiritual solace and inspiration.

VISIT AND SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS

The site is well-maintained, with adequate security arrangements to ensure the safety of visitors. The Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy maintain a tight vigil around the area, reflecting its importance as a national heritage site.



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