Archive for the Religious Category

April 22, 2017

Blood donation camp held at local church to celebrate Good Friday

For the past 10 years, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, San Thome has been doing something unique to celebrate Good Friday. A blood donation camp was held on April 14 in association with Madras Voluntary Blood Bureau and Gosha […]

April 18, 2017

Sankara Jayanthi celebrations; At Mylapore Veda Adhyayana Sabha from April 20

Mylapore Veda Adhyayana Sabha is organising its 85th Sankara Jayanthi celebrations from April 20 – 29 at Pitchupillai Street, Mylapore. Veda parayanam will be held everyday in the evening. On Sunday, April 30, a rudra ekadasi homam will be sent. Those willing […]

April 14, 2017

108 paal kudam; Held at Kadambadi Amman Temple

108 paal kudam; Held at Kadambadi Amman Temple

Devotees of a local temple participated in a paal kudam procession early today morning (April 14) to mark the first day of the Tamil month of Chitirai. Women and young girls carrying 108 milk pots walked from Mundagakannai Amman Temple […]

April 14, 2017

Devotees flock to Sri Ayyappan Temple at MRC Nagar for Vishu

Devotees flock to Sri Ayyappan Temple at MRC Nagar for Vishu

A long line of devotees were seen at Sri Ayyappan Temple at MRC Nagar today morning (April 14) waiting to seek the blessings of the deity on the occasion of Vishu. The temple opened as early as 5 a.m. to […]

April 13, 2017

Hawkers flood South Mada Street with their wares on the eve of Tamil New Year

Hawkers flood South Mada Street with their wares on the eve of Tamil New Year

On the eve of Tamil New Year and Vishu, the markets are abuzz with vendors selling their wares. At South Mada Street, Mylapore the entire street is packed with hawkers selling flowers, fruits, mango leaves, jackfruits, neem flowers, plantain leaves […]

April 13, 2017

‘Thiru Oodal’ comes alive on final day of Panguni fest

There are short but interesting phases in the Panguni celebration at Sri Kapalai Temple that get lost n the color and buzz of the big rituals. Wednesday night’s ‘Thiru Oodal’ ritual was one such. On the final day of the […]

April 12, 2017

Women, children find place in ‘washing of feet’ ritual at churches

Acting on the Pope’s advice, small changes in what used to be a ‘mens only’ ritual at Holy Week time are being made by local churches. Since last year, the composition of the laity who act out the ‘washing of the […]

April 12, 2017

Panguni fest: Thirukalyanam held yesterday

Panguni fest: Thirukalyanam held yesterday

  The much awaited celestial wedding of Lord Kapaleeswarar and Goddess Karpagambal was held yesterday evening (April 11). More than a thousand devotees watched with rapt attention as the rituals were performed and the thali was tied around the neck of […]

April 11, 2017

Clean up after Arubathimoovar procession; Ramakrishna Math volunteers pitch in too

Clean up after Arubathimoovar procession; Ramakrishna Math volunteers pitch in too

After the Arubathimoovar festival, held on Sunday, April 9, the monks, brahmacharis and volunteers of Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore too pitched in to clean up the Mada Streets. A press release says that the cleaning efforts which started a little […]

April 11, 2017

Archbishop celebrates Chrism Mass this evening

This Tuesday evening, Archbishop of the Catholic diocese of Madras-Mylapore, Rev. Dr. George Antonysamy will celebrate what is called a Chrism Mass, at the San Thome Cathedral. At this Mass, held during the Holy Week which began this Sunday – […]

April 11, 2017

Panguni Fest: Bhikshanadar ceremony held yesterday evening

Panguni Fest: Bhikshanadar ceremony held yesterday evening

Several hundred devotees were present when Lord Kapaleeshwarar was brought out of the temple for the Bikshanadar ceremony held yesterday evening. This event has a religious significance for many people, especially women devotees who want children. On this day, they […]

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