Kanyakumari - where 3 seas meet and where sunrise and sunset can be seen
The southernmost tip of mainland India -- Kanyakumari -- is a special place to be. It's the meeting point of three great bodies of water -- the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. There are very strong vibrations around There's a statue to Bharatmata with the Indian flag. And a museum for Vivekananda. Detmers planned to patrol the waters between St Helena and Cape Town before Detmers and Krüder met on the Pinguin to discuss tactics, as Detmers recorded: He told me that at first the hunting in the Indian Ocean had been exhilarating, but The only hopeful areas left were the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal Whereas Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal are the part of Indian Ocean in such a way that all the narrow waters between the islands lie eastward of the line .
The region, which contains many fish remains, is known as a fish cemetery.
Meeting of Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean... - Kanyakumari Beach
Below this, deposits consist of the calcareous tests shells of Globigerina a genus of protozoans belonging to the Foraminifera orderwhile basins below 13, feet 4, metres are covered by red clay. Sediment thickness decreases from 8, feet 2, metres in the north to about 1, feet metres in the south of the Arabian Basin. Climate and hydrology The Arabian Sea has a monsoon climate. Because evaporation exceeds the combined precipitation and riverine input, the sea exhibits a net water loss annually.
Pronounced upwelling of deeper waters occurs along the Somali and Arabian coasts in summer. The Somali Current weakens and reverses direction during the northeast winter monsoon. Of the five water masses that have been distinguished in the upper 3, feet metres of the northern Indian Ocean, three have been identified as originating in the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Arabian Sea, respectively. The paths of flow of these water masses are to the south and east.
Economic aspects Resources Petroleum and natural-gas deposits have been discovered in the Arabian Sea on the continental shelf off the coast of India to the west and northwest of Mumbai Bombay and have been intensively exploited. High levels of inorganic nutrients, such as phosphate concentrate, which produce a rich fish life, have been observed in the western Arabian Sea and off the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.
Occurring in the euphotic zone zone of light, which is found in the upper feet [ metres] of the seathis fertilizing effect undoubtedly is attributable in part to coastal upwelling, which circulates settled nutrients from the seafloor.
A periodic occurrence in the Arabian Sea, however, is the mass mortality of fish. This phenomenon is attributed to a subsurface layer of water of tropical origin that is poor in oxygen but rich in phosphate.
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Under certain circumstances this layer is brought to the surface by strong upwelling, resulting in the death of fish from lack of oxygen. Extensive small-scale fishing is carried on in the Arabian Sea, particularly off the east coasts of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and west coast of the Indian subcontinent. These operations employ dugout and outrigger canoes, dhows, and a variety of other small craft, as well as mechanized trawlers and purse seiners. Commercial fishing also is undertaken by larger vessels.
Persian Gulf shipping largely consists of tankers, some of immense capacity, that transit the Arabian Sea en route to destinations in East Asia, Europe, and North and South America. There are a number of ports serving the countries bordering the sea.
The beach also accommodates a lighthouse from where one can get a breathtaking view of the endless sky. You can shop for shells and coir items that are for sale on the Kanyakumari beach.
Kanyakumari Temple This is a temple dedicated to lord Kanyakumari, one of the incarnations of Parvati, the consort of Shiva. Kumari Amman temple is also famous for the deity adorned with the diamond nose ring that is believed to be guiding the fisherfolk and the ships sailing the sea.
The temple overlooks the shoreline and is not open for non-Hindus.
The temple is open to public from to and from to Gandhi Mandapam The Gandhi Mandapam is situated very close to the Kumari Amman Temple and it is the place where the urn containing the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi was kept before a portion of which was immersed in the three seas.
The magical feature of this temple is that it is constructed in such a way that on October 2nd, the rays of the sun falls exactly on the urn. The tourists visiting this spot never miss out the Gandhi Mandapam.
Vivekananda Memorial Rock The colossal ft.
- Arabian Sea
Thiruvalluvar statue constructed using blocks of granite is another attraction of this centre. Vivekananda Memorial Rock has been constructed on a rock formation that has cropped out of the sea, where Swamy Vivekananda did penance during his visit to Kanyakumari. Vivekananda Memorial Rock is at a distance of about m away from the mainland and attracts a large number of tourists.