India's Polar rocket PSLV C-51 carrying Amazonia-1 of Brazil and 18 other satellites blasted off from this spaceport on Sunday, in the first mission of the year for ISRO.
ISRO has not officially accounted for this sidestepping of the number 13.
It was as if Mary Magdalene had reserved the most ideal spot for India's space mission much in advance.
As Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram is set to go solo post-separation on Monday, wishes are pouring in for the space agency from across the globe.
There is one more island, Pulicat on the way. There is a bird sanctuary here. One can get off here and walk about 5 km through this sanctuary to Sriharikota.