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Structures

The Vivekananda Rock Memorial consists of two main structures: the Vivekananda Mandapam and the Shripada Mandapam, besides other ancillary structures like water reservoirs, power distribution centre, waiting hall, wireless communication centre, caretaker’s office, stores, Pradakshnina Patha (circular pathway), etc. on the Rock.

Vivekananda Mandapam

This Mandapam consists of:

  1. Dhyana Mandapam, i.e., a Meditation Hall with six adjacent rooms.
  2. Sabha Mandapam, i.e., an Assembly Hall including Pratima Mandapam (statue section), two rooms, a corridor, and an open Prakaram round the Sabha Mandapam.
  3. Mukha Mandapam (portico)
  4. Front entrace steps with two rooms and a corridor below the steps.
Dimensions

Vivekananda Mandapam

Dimensions

180’-11½” x 56’

Height of central Shikharam
from the base of the Mandapam

65’-6”

Sabha Mandapam

Dimensions

130’-1½” x 56’

Height of ceiling

14’

Dhyana Mandapam

Dimensions

39’-10” x 57’-10”

Height of ceiling

14’

Mukha Mandapam

Dimensions

17’ x 11’

Height of ceiling

20’-10”

Shripada Mandapam

This Mandapam consists of:

  1. Garbha Griham (sanctum sanctorum)
  2. Inner Prakaram
  3. Outer Prakaram
  4. Outer Prakaram all around
Dimensions

Shripada Mandapam

Dimensions

71’-10” x 71’-10”

Height of ceiling

9’-3”

Height of the Kalasham from
the base of the Mandapam

20’

Pradakshina Patha

Total length of the circular pathway

1266’

Width of the pathway

10’