Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Kanyakumari the Sangam of 3 Seas

Kanyakumari the Sangam of 3 Seas.

Kanyakumari in Tamilnadu (India), a sangam place of Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean, is one of the most spectacular tourist sites of the world.

Apart from the Sangam of 3 Seas; Devi Kanyakumari (virgin girl Devi Parvati) Temple (main temple built by Parasuram); Vivekanand Rock memorial, constructed in the memory of Swami Vivekananda's 3days meditation on the rock on 25-27 December 1891; Devi Kanyakumari's legmark on the rock in the memorial, Giant Statue of famous Tamil Poet Thiruvallur; and Gandhi mandapam, constructed in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi's visit in 1937 to the place; and the tourists are adding beauty to the place.

One can see Sun rise everyday through out the year, but Sun set can be seen only for 6 months, due to Uttarayan and Dakshinarayan move of the Sun.

Weather was adverse because of very heavy rainfall, winds and rough Sea during our visit. But timely help from the local administration made our visit to VRM, SoT, the temple, the Sangam place easy. As the Boats time closed at 4 PM, luckily we boarded the second last boat of the day. We enjoyed the visit with a few minutes meditation at the memorial site. It was a fit atmosphere to enjoy hot peanuts with spicy kaccha mango at Sangam Mandapam. Kannan, a watchman of the Government Circuit House, smarter than the PRO was able to arrange smooth passage of the guests at all places.

Due to cloudy atmosphere we couldn't see the Sunrise. I had an opportunity to see the Moon rise and Sun set in January 1986 during our Bharat Darshan tour, but Lakshmi missed the opportunity this time because of clouds. I have promised her to come again on a full moon day in Dec-Jan (year not confirmed!) so that she can enjoy the rise and set of both, the Sun and the Moon.

If traveling with family, don't miss visiting Kanyakumari, the samgam of 3 Seas.

19 May 2015


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