20 minutes later then last shot I tempted a full zoom (280) on this Vivekanadar Rock at ISO-140, with the rising sun coloring the misty clouds more and more red.
Pity the shot of the other island (see photo brfore) I missed at that moment and the next day it was too cloudy, but this morning announced a very sunny day.
This grand memorial to Swami Vivekananda is on one of the twin rocks jutting out from the sea about 200 meters offshore. Before he went abroad as a leading religious crusader of India, Swami Vivekananda came down to Kanyakumari in 1892 and sat on the rock for meditation. The Memorial was built in 1970. The design of the mandapa incorporates different styles of temple architecture from all over India.
Cape Comorin as the English were calling this place has become quite a touristic but still pilgrims come to bathe in the sacred waters and to worship the goddess Devi Kanya, an incarnation of Shiva's wife, who conquered demons and secured freedom for the world. The small temple is near the seashore.