The discovery of Pongala nights occurred very late in my rational-irreligious life after all these years in Trivandrum. But it came with some surprises that I’m beginning to enjoy these nights beyond its religiosity.
All these days, women invade the public spaces with so much vigour that other wise seem extremely hostile in all our social discussions.
Its not that men are absent, but they just turn invisible in this massive flow of women from across the state. I feel to the extent that a temple is doing a magnificent job in providing a day out for these women which the secular state failed to achieve!