India From Top to Bottom 2005:  From Kannyikumari to Kashmir

South India - Page 21


Kanniyakumari - the very southern tip of India.

A pretty woman in orange bathes in the holy waters at the Tail of India, Kanniyakumari, as far south as you can go in India.

The holy waters here are a huge pilgrimage site for Hindus.  Bathing in these waters gains merit, especially during sunrise.

Two more pilgrims, looking at the holy waters of Kanniyakumari. 

Three seas come together here at the southern tip - the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea.

Another pilgrim, this one named Lisa, washing away her impurities in the holy waters of Kanniyakumari.


Gandhi Mandapam, Kanniyakumari. 

This site is designed so that the sun strikes the auspicious spot where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were laid, prior to their immersion in the sea, at noon on his birthday, October 2nd.


Sunrise at Kanniyakumari. 

To the left is Vivekananda Rock, where Swami Vivekananda swam out to meditate for three days.

To the right is the 40-metre (92 ft) tall Thiruvallaluva statue, a famous Tamil saint.



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