Photographer's Note

This at the very early morning (5:35 hr) at Vivekananda Rock (Kanyakumari : one of the end points (south) of India).

"Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a place in Kanyakumari, India about 500 meters away from mainland (at the southernmost tip) of India which attracts large number of tourists. This memorial stands on one of two rocks separated by about 70 meters. It was built in 1970. It is a sacred monument, built by the Vivekananda Rock Memorial Committee in honour of the visit of the great social reformer Swami Vivekananda to Shripada Parai during the month of December 1892 for deep meditation and enlightenment. He swam to this rock from the main land for meditation. In fact the enlightment which he attained on the rock lit up his path and transformed the simple monk into a great reformer, and one of the greatest philosophers that the world has known.

From very ancient times, the rock has been regarded as sacred place. The mythical tradition states that, it has been known as 'Sripada Parai' meaning the rock, that has been blessed by the touch of ‘the sacred feet’ of the Devi Kumari. On the rock, is a projection similar in form to a human foot and a little brownish in complexion, which has traditionally, been venerated as a symbol of Shripadam. According to legend, it was on this rock that Devi kumari did Austirity."- taken from

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