Updated May 28th, 2024 at 17:38 IST

PM Modi to Meditate at Kanyakumari's Vivekananda Rock Memorial Before Final Leg Of Lok Sabha Polls

PM Narendra Modi will visit the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial (VRM) in Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari on May 30, where he will meditate.

Reported by: Abhishek Tiwari
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kanyakumari on his meditation trip. | Image:PTI/ File Photo
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Kanyakumari: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ahead of the last phase of polling on June 1 for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, will visit the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial (VRM) in Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari on May 30, where he will meditate during his brief spiritual sojourn. As the campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections 2024 will end on May 30, PM Modi will spend his time from May 30 to June 1 at the Dhyan Mandapam. He is likely to arrive at the memorial, which is situated close to the monolithic statue of Tamil Saint Tiruvalluvar mid-sea off the coast of Kanyakumari on Thursday evening.

A senior BJP leader confirmed that the prime minister will leave for Delhi on June 1. He stated that Prime Minister Modi’s Kanyakumari visit is not a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) event and that the PM’s schedule will only come a day before his arrival.

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PM Modi had taken a meditation trip to Kedarnath Shrine during 2019 Lok Sabha elections

PM Modi is known to involve religiously by visiting various temples, religious and historical places and participating in religious ceremonies.

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Earlier, during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the prime minister had similarly taken a ‘meditation’ trip to Kedarnath Shrine right before the final leg of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In Kedarnath, he had spent nearly 17 hours meditating at the Rudra meditation cave in Uttarakhand on May 18.

Notably, the 2024 parliamentary polls will conclude on June 1 and the results will be announced on June 4.

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About Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial

The Vivekananda Rock Memorial, located in Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari is known to be the place where Swami Vivekananda had meditated and had a vision of Bharat Mata. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial is located on a rock in the sea, about 500 metres from the mainland.

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People believe that like Sarnath holds a special place in the life of Gautam Buddha, this rock also holds a similar place in the life of Swami Vivekanand. It was here that he is believed to have arrived after wandering across the country, meditating for three days and attaining a vision for a developed India.

The rock on which the memorial is built is said to be where Vivekananda attained enlightenment. The legend also says that it was on this rock that Goddess Kanyakumari prayed to lord Shiva, thus attaining an important place in India’s religious map.
 

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Published May 28th, 2024 at 17:38 IST