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September 28, 2020

Vedantha Desikar birthday celebrated at Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple. But no social distancing observed.

Vedantha Desikar birthday celebrated at Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple. But no social distancing observed.

As part of the final day celebrations of the 10 day Vedantha Desikar Utsavam that culminated on the Vadakalai Acharya’s birthday on Puratasi Shravanam (Sept 27),  Pathi Ulathal of Srinivasa Perumal, Alarmel Mangai Thayar and Vedantha Desikar took place inside […]

September 26, 2020

Navarati festival schedule of Sri Kapali Temple

Navarati festival schedule of Sri Kapali Temple

The Navaratri festival schedule of Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple in Mylapore has been put out. The celebration starts on October 17 and end on 26. ( refer the image posted here for details). Every evening, 5 p.m. onwards, the goddess Karpagambal […]

September 23, 2020

Sri Anjaneya Temple in Alwarpet re-opens

Sri Anjaneya Temple in Alwarpet re-opens

Sri Anjaneya Temple in Alwarpet has re-opened following the state’s guidelines that were announced in early September. It now allows devotees inside only after mandatory temperature checks and use of hand sanitisers. The temple has also placed barricades to regulate […]

September 18, 2020

Desikar Utsavam at Sri Vedanta Desikar Temple: Till Sept. 27

Today was the first day of the Desikar Utsavam at Sri Vedanta Desikar Temple, Mylapore. The festival which is usually celebrated grandly with a veedi purappadu in the morning and a vahanam purappadu in the evening will not be done […]

September 18, 2020

St. Luke’s Church at Mandaveli re-opens for Sunday services with changes

St. Luke's Church at Mandaveli re-opens for Sunday services with changes

St. Luke’s Church on R.K. Mutt Road, Mandaveli is now open for regular religious services. The church re-opened, a few days ago, after making necessary arrangements to prevent virus spread at its premises. Says S. James, Treasurer, St. Luke’s Church, […]

September 17, 2020

People perform amavasya rituals on Marina beach

People perform amavasya rituals on Marina beach

A  number of people were on the sands of the Marina this Thursday morning ( Sept.17) to conduct and take part in the Mahalaya amavasya rituals that remember ancestors this day. They sat in groups, some large in number and […]

September 17, 2020

Huge crowd participates in amavasaya rituals on pavement: access to tank closed

Huge crowd participates in amavasaya rituals on pavement: access to tank closed

Hundreds of people turned up on the east and west sides of the tank of Sri Kapali Temple in Mylapore this morning ( Sept.17) for Mahalaya Amavasaya rituals that remember ancestors. Since 5.30 a.m., there were no less than 100 […]

September 16, 2020

Devotees will not be allowed inside Sri Kapali Temple during Pradosham, key events

Devotees will not be allowed inside Sri Kapali Temple during Pradosham, key events

At Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore, devotees will not be allowed inside the temple during important events like the Pradosham. The latest pradosham was held on Sept.15 evening and the regulations, as directed by the HR&CE Dept. of the state were […]

September 16, 2020

Evening arati at Sri Ramakrishna Math can now be viewed online

Though temples were allowed to their doors to devotees from Sept. 1, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore is yet to open up. Swami Naravarananda, the public relations officer of the Math, says, “We are still waiting for instructions from our headquarters. […]

September 13, 2020

Holy Mass not celebrated at local churches: affect of pandemic rules

Holy Mass not celebrated at local churches: affect of pandemic rules

All churches in the San Thome – Mylapore neighbourhood did not host Holy Masses this Sunday. In normal times, on Sundays, more than one Mass is celebrated to accommodate church goers and offer alternate services. Some churches like Our Lady […]

September 12, 2020

Saibaba Temple re-opens: limited hours, regulations in place

Saibaba Temple re-opens: limited hours, regulations in place

The popular Saibaba Temple on Venkatesa Agraharam Street in Mylapore has re-opened now. But all guests and visitors have to follow the regulations strictly. People have to sanitise their hands and get body temperatures checked to gain entry; temple volunteers […]

September 11, 2020

Sri Ayyappa Swamy Temple is unusually quiet nowadays. Regulations in place.

Sri Ayyappa Swamy Temple is unusually quiet nowadays. Regulations in place.

Though Sri Ayyappa Swamy Temple on MRC Nagar, R.A.Puram re-opened on Sept.1, following the states’s guidelines, it is unusually quiet now. This is because fewer devotees are visiting the temple on a daily basis. Says A. N. Somasundaram, the temple […]

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September 11, 2020

Pavitrotsavam at Sri Adi Kesava Perumal Temple: From Sept. 29

At Sri Adi Kesava Perumal Temple, Mylapore, Pavitrotsavam will be held from Sept 29. to Oct. 4 this year. Homams will be done in the morning and evening everyday. Daily events include a thirumanjanam for Perumal and Thayar in the […]

September 7, 2020

Sri Anjaneyar Temple on R. H. Road reopens

Sri Anjaneyar Temple on R. H. Road reopens

Months after it was closed in late March, due to the lockdown caused by the pandemic, the well-known Sri Anjaneyar Temple on Royapettah High Road, near The Sanskrit College has reopened. People can now visit the temple on all days […]

September 5, 2020

Churches open but Holy Mass yet to resume because pandemic regulations affect religious rites

Churches open but Holy Mass yet to resume because pandemic regulations affect religious rites

Churches in the Mylapore zone opened their doors earlier this week after the state relaxed regulations during pandemic time. But priests and the community in parishes that fall under the San Thome Vicariate ( zone) of Madras-Mylapore diocese for Catholics […]

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