Tamil Nadu

The shoreline around Kumari Amman Temple has a couple of bathing ghats where some worshippers immerse themselves.

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1. Kumari Amman Temple

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The legends say the kanya (virgin) goddess Kumari, a manifestation of the Great Goddess Devi, single-handedly conquered demons and secured freedom for the…

2. Gandhi Memorial

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Poignantly placed at the end of the nation that Gandhi fathered, this cream-coloured memorial takes the form of an Orissan (Odishan) temple. The central…

3. Ghat

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Before visiting the Kumari Amman Temple, some worshippers immerse themselves in the bathing ghats that surround it.

5. Kamaraj Memorial

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This memorial near the shoreline commemorates K Kamaraj, the 'Gandhi of the South’. One of the most powerful and respected politicians of post…

6. Thiruvalluvar Statue

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Looking like an Indian Colossus of Rhodes, the towering statue on the smaller island next to the Vivekananda Memorial is of the ancient Tamil poet…

7. Vivekananda Memorial

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Four hundred metres offshore is the rock where famous Hindu apostle Swami Vivekananda meditated from 25 to 27 December 1892, and decided to take his moral…