Saturday, February 20, 2010

INDIA TRIP - KANYAKUMARI - TAMILNADU

I went to Kanyakumari couple of weeks before. Kanyakumari is a town in Kanyakumari district in Tamilnadu State which is located at the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula. It is also known by its former name Cape Comorin.



























Kanyakumari takes its name from the Kumari Amman or Kanyakumari Temple, situated in the town, on the sea-shore, the very confluence of the three water-bodies - the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Mannar and the Indian Ocean.





























The Kumari Amman or the Kanyakumari Temple, located on the shore, is a Shakti Peetha dedicated to a manifestation of Parvati, the virgin goddess who did penance to obtain Lord Shiva's hand in marriage. The temple and the adjoining ghat is situated overlooking the shore.
































On two rocky islets just off the shore, southeast of the Kumari Amman temple, are the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, built in 1970, and the gigantic 133 feet (40।5 m) tall statue of Tamil saint-poet Thiruvalluvar (Completed on January 1, 2000 by the legandary Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, Chennai) is one of the biggest statues in Asia.

One of the rocks called Sri Padhaparai is said to bear the footprints of the virgin goddess. Swami Vivekananda is said to have seated on this rock in deep meditation. Also on this rock, there is a Dhyana mandapam, an area for meditation.


































I enjoyed Kanyakumari trip very much. It was one of the best trip in India.


22 comments:

डॉ. रूपचन्द्र शास्त्री मयंक said...

सुन्दर चित्रों ने यात्रा संस्मरण में
चार चाँद लगा दिये हैं!

Nona said...

Nice pictures!

SUFFIX said...

Kanyakumari - Beautiful place! Thanks for sharing the pics.

संजय भास्कर said...

really beautiful..

संजय भास्कर said...

nice pictures

Nazish Rahman said...

Nice pics ya...awesome...simply loved them!!

queserasera said...

could really see that u njoyed the trip...nice pics....

Tomz said...

Kanyakumari is very close to use, but I visited the place only once. Want to visit the place once again..thanks for this post and beautiful pics

Destiny's child... said...

Great pics! Yup, Kanyakumari is a beautiful place. I went there when I was a little kid...hope to go there again....

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful shots of nice place.

BK Chowla, said...

What a shame on me. Living here I have not visited these beautiful locations where as you did.

Margaret Cloud said...

These are awesome pictures, the 133 ft. statue is very impressive. Thanks for sharing your trip, it look very interesting and I enjoyed all the pictures. Thank you for coming by, have a nice day.

R. Ramesh said...

vallah u went to KK? gr8 ya..did u see the sangam- the convulgence of 3 different seas..?? wonderful..sure u had a gr8 time babli...cheers

Trotter said...

Hi Babli! Sorry for another long absence, but after a busy start of the year I decided to make a break during the Carnival week, anticipating new hard weeks ahead!!

Wonderful trip! Excellent pictures and you even reconciled me with the yellow colour... ;)

Meanwhile, Blogtrotter 2 is at sea. Hope you enjoy and have a great week!!

natalie said...

thank you very much for this interesting story and the pictures form your trip. Please come by my blog Lurkynat and leave comments!
hugs,natalie

Kichu $ Chinnu | കിച്ചു $ ചിന്നു said...

nice captures.. loved the 1st and last in particular

विवेक said...

aah...what a place...beautiful pics...

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Very nice takes and information. I've never been there, but could experience the place by your pictures :)

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Jeevan said...

I'm unaware about few information u have wrote here. Nice pictures. I wish i visit kanyakumari sometime soon.

Patty said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip. Love your yellow frock. Are all the flowers hand embroidered?

Apanatva said...

nice post ;