Greeting from Thiruvananthapuram, aka Trivandrum. I arrived here yesterday evening from Mumbai. This is the city of the famous Mahavishnu temple in South India, the Sri Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Thiruvananthapuram means “The land of Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy”. A few months ago, that temple’s treasures were valued at Rs 90K crores (around US $20 billion.)
North Indian temples were looted by Islamic invaders repeatedly. The temples in South India were luckier because the invaders came from the north west.
Thank goodness that the wealth was concealed — until now. Now the government is eyeing the wealth. Actually, come to think of it, the UPA government does quite a good impression of an invading Islamic horde.
Alright, I should cease and desist from doing my usual rant.
I woke up to a rainy day. The hotel’s name sounds funny to me — The South Park. I will be in town till tomorrow afternoon and then go to Bangalore.
I will be at a bunch of public events in Bangalore on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of Nov. My friend Amit Malviya (@Malviyamit) is managing my Bangalore schedule.
On the 3rd, at the National Law School at 5:30 PM.
On the 4th at 10 AM, at the BMS College of Engineering. Later that day at 6 PM I will be in IISc. Details of that here.
On the 5th, at Bangalore University at 10.30am.
Then off to Chennai. I am looking forward to the Takshashila Shala on the 6th of Nov. Finally back to Mumbai on the 7th.
Categories: Travelling Places