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Vivekananda  Rock
15-FEB-2004 oochappan

Vivekananda Rock

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.

Nikon Coolpix 5700
1/281s f/6.5 at 56.7mm iso140 full exif

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avinash mohite 09-Jan-2009 09:58
it is a very beautiful sean .i love it.
Priya Shailesh01-May-2006 06:30
Awesome shot....
sanjay 27-Feb-2006 10:07
subhadeep kolay 12-Sep-2005 10:54
Being an indian i am proud to seeing such spiritual mandir . it is amazing to see the vivekananda memorial rock. i am too much delighted.
subhadeep kolay 12-Sep-2005 10:49
Being an indian i am proud to seeing such spiritualo mandir . it is amazing to see the vivekananda memorial rock. iam too much delighted.