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November 18, 2017

Centenary of Sringeri Mutt guru; At Tattvaloka

Tattvaloka, a unit of Sringeri Sarada Peetham, will be celebrating the centenary of Sri Abhinava Vidyathirtha Mahaswamigal from Nov 25-29. Highlights include a talk on gurumahima by Prema Pandurang, talk on ‘Sringeri – The Divyakshetra’ by Dr. Chithra Madhavan and […]

November 15, 2017

Sabarimala chains on sale at North Mada Street

Sabarimala chains on sale at North Mada Street

The month of Karthigai is when Lord Ayyappa devotees initiate their Ayyappa deeksha Vrittam to mark the beginning of their Sabarimala pilgrimage. A special chain is worn by these devotees till their pilgrimage is complete. Several of these chains are […]

November 8, 2017

Padukas of Shirdi Sai Baba for darshan at Alamelumangapuram temple

The original padukas of Shirdi Sai Baba are to be displayed for darshan at the Sai Baba temple in Alamelumangapuram on Wednesday and Thursday,  Nov.8 and 9. This has been arranged by the All India Sai Samaj which manages this […]

November 3, 2017

Mandala pooja at Sri Ayyappa Swamy Temple

This year’s mandala pooja at Sri Ayyappa Swamy Temple, R. A. Puram will be held from Nov 17 – Dec 27. A laksharchanai will be held for the deity from Nov 17 – Dec 13. The brahmotsavam will be held […]

November 2, 2017

Rain falls steadily as people remember the dead at cemeteries

Rain falls steadily as people remember the dead at cemeteries

For Catholic families who made it to local cemeteries post-lunch, to observe All Souls Day and pray for their departed the rain was a dampener. It began to fall steadily though light and made life a tad difficult in side […]

November 2, 2017

Catholics visit local graveyards to pray for the departed; today is All Souls Day

Catholics visit local graveyards to pray for the departed; today is All Souls Day

Today is All Souls Day – for the Catholic community. A day to pray for the departed. And since dawn, families have been visiting graveyards where a family member or a relative may be buried, to place some flowers on […]

October 28, 2017

Sloka recital competition at Sri Vedanta Desikar Temple

Sri Vaishnava Sripaadam Kainkaryam Association is conducting divya prabandam, Sri Desika prabandam and Sri Desika stotram recital competitions on Nov 5 at Sri Vedanta Desikar Temple, Mylapore for children and young adults aged 6-18 years. Participants can register at the […]

October 23, 2017

Pezhalvar utsavam on at Sri Adi Kesava Perumal Temple till Oct 31

Pezhalvar utsavam on at Sri Adi Kesava Perumal Temple till Oct 31

The Pezhalvar utsavam is on at Sri Adi Kesava Perumal Temple, Mylapore till Oct 31. A thirumanjanam will be held for the deity (utsavar) in the morning everyday. Other events include the sesha vahanam on Oct 24, mena pallaku on […]

October 23, 2017

All Souls Day: On Nov 2

All Souls Day: On Nov 2

Workers were seen cleaning the cemetery at St. Mary’s Road today morning in preparation for All Souls Day which will be observed on Nov. 2. The graves are blessed on that day and a Holy Mass will be held. A […]

October 20, 2017

Kanda Sasthi festival at Sri Karaneeswarar Temple

The kanda sasthi festival at Sri Karaneeswarar Temple, Mylapore will be held from Oct 21 – 27. Daily events include a special abhishekam for Lord Murugan in the evening followed by music concerts and lectures. On Oct 26, a day […]

October 16, 2017

Deepavali at Nandalala Trust

A three day deepavali celebration has been organised at Nandalala Trust from Oct 17 -19. Highlights include a special deepa mala (lighting of lamps) event on Oct 17, thirumanjanam for perumal and abhishekam for vinayakar on Oct 18 morning and […]

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