Today is a special day for us. Our good friend Mimi is running the London Marathon. In fact, as I type, she's probably somewhere around Docklands.
Naturally, being the good friends we are, we decided to see if we could give Mimi a helping hand. So we went to visit Lakshmi, a holy elephant who lives in a temple here in Hampi.
After removing our flip flops and walking on scorching hot stone floors (it hit 42C today!) we found her in her stables. Amy pulled out a 20 rupee note and Lakshmi raised her trunk, took the note and then blessed Amy's forehead with her trunk!
I sent Mimi a good luck text last night and guess what!? She replied saying that she burned a hole in her running top trying to iron on letters to it. Well, far from being bad luck, the lighter and more ventilated top should make her run faster! Wow! Our blessing worked wonders.
Here's a photo of Lakshmi from this morning (we woke up early and headed down to the river to watch her being washed).
Good luck Mimi!