Vivekananda Temple, Kanyakumari is situated 400 meters from the shoreline. The religious leader and philosopher, Swami Vivekananda, who came here as a simple monk and devotee of the Devi, swam out and sat in a long and deep meditation on one of the rocks in 1892.
This rock was christened as ‘Vivekananda Rock’. It stands on one of the rocks where the footprints of the Virgin goddess can also be seen. Later, a bronze statue of Swami Vivekananda was installed in the Mandapa. The design of the Mandapa incorporates different styles of temple architecture from all over India.
The confluence of three seas – the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean – creates an amazing scene. While looking at the horizon, across the ocean water, one can easily experience the variety of colours sprayed by nature. Kanyakumari is the only place in India where one can enjoy the unique experience of watching the sunset and moon rise simultaneously on a full moon evening.