Thursday, January 16
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, 18:36
According to The New Indian Express ”the Lakshadeepam ceremony yesterday marked the culmination of 56 days of Murajapam ritual”. It also brought the centre of Trivandrum, around Challai, to a complete halt.
500 police men and women tried to control the people and traffic, which since nothing moved, did not prove as difficult as it might have done.
The temple had 12,000 oil lamps decorating it, lit by 100 volunteers. We got as close as we could, and then headed back to where we hoped to find the car.
Vinesh found us instead.