There are two rocks projecting out of the Ocean, South East of the Kanyakumari temple. It was on one of these rocks that Swami Vivekananda sat in long and deep meditation. With the blessings of the virgin goddess, the simple monk was thus transformed into a powerful crusader. The rock is now called the `Vivekananda Rock'. On this rock stands the `Vivekananda Rock Memorial' built in 1970, in a blend of all the architectural styles of India. A statue of Swami Vivekananda has been installed in the memorial Mandapam. One can also see Sri Pada Parai, the footprints of the virgin goddess, on this rock. With the Indian Ocean right in the background, this statue is a peaceful and serene destination.