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An urn of Mahatma Gandhi was kept here for public to pay homage before immersion. Mahatma Gandhi visited Kanniyakumari in January 1937.In 1948 his ashes were immersed in the sea waters in Kanniyakumari.Attempt has been made to put up basic amenities at the virgin beautiful spots so as to facilitate the inflow of the tourists.
However, for want of promotional campaign and lack of basic amenities most of the tourists coming to this district return back after seeing just Kanniyakumari and Padmanabhapuram Palace.
It was at this juncture that the district administration decided to take up tourism promotion initiatives in a major way.
In commemoration of this event a beautiful monument has been constructed here.
Its central shape is 79 feet high representing the age of the Mahatma at the time of the sun at Mid day on 2nd October would fall on the peedam through a hole in the roof.
The pedestal of the statue is of 38 feet height and the statue over it is 95 feet tall with a grand total of 133 feet for the entire sculpture.