Lighting the lamp of 1,001 wicks

The traditional lamp of Kerala which has 1,001 wicks, known as Aal Vilakku, being lit to mark the 41st foundation day of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya in Bhopal, India, on Tuesday. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, a museum by
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The traditional lamp of Kerala which has 1,001 wicks, known as Aal Vilakku, being lit to mark the 41st foundation day of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya in Bhopal, India, on Tuesday. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, a museum by India's Ministry of Human Resource and Development, is dedicated to the depiction of the story of mankind in time and space.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 23, 2017, with the headline 'Lighting the lamp of 1,001 wicks'. Print Edition | Subscribe