Laksha Deepam - Thiruvananthapuram Padmanabhaswamy Temple

The biggest festival in Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is laksha deepam, which means hundred thousand (or one lakh) lamps. This festival is unique and commences once in 6 years. Prior to this festival, chanting of prayers and recitation of three vedas is done for 56 days. On the last day, hundred thousand oil lamps are lit in and around the temple premises. Laksha deepam Festival is today.

Ananthapadmanabha Swamy Temple
പദ്‌‌മനാഭസ്വാമി ക്ഷേത്റത്തിലെ ലക്ഷദീപം തൊഴാൻ എത്തിയ ഭക്തജനങ്ങൾ
Second Photo courtesy: Kerala Kaumudi