WOMEN AT WORK
Pilgrimage, Kanya Kumari, South India
Kanya Kumari, once known as Cape Comorin, is the southernmost
tip of India. Here devout Hindus bathe in the sacred waters where
three oceans meet. Pilgrims mingle with schoolchildren on a holiday
trip, foreign tourists, vendors and hawkers, and filmmakers working
on their latest movie. Here too Indians honor Mahatma Gandhi, the
Father of India, and Swami Vivekananda, who carried the message
of Vedanta to the West. The nearby village encompasses a temple
sacred to the Hindu goddess Kanya Kumari and a Catholic church
dedicated to Our Lady of Joy, founded in 1540 by Francis Xavier.
Other churches and mosques are nearby.