Gandhi Mandapam, Kanniyakumari
Gandhi Mandapam : -
The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial or Gandhi Mandapam is one among the frequented tourist attractions in Kanyakumari. The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial was built to honour Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation.
The Memorial was built in 1956, in the Orissa temple architectural style. The memorial is built in the same place where his ashes were kept for the public to pay homage, before its immersion in the confluence. The central structure of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial is 79 feet high, which represents his age at the time of his death.
The Gandhi Memorial is designed in such a way that at noon, on October 2nd every year, the sun rays fall on the exact spot where the ash of Gandhiji was kept before immersion. The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, which is a fine example of modern architecture, is located nearby the Kumari Amman Temple.
It is also known for the library which houses old pamphlets, magazines, books, etc. of the pre-Independence era.