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April 2, 2020

Memories of panguni utsavam: longtime mada street resident rewinds

Memories of panguni utsavam: longtime mada street resident rewinds

  53 year old T. N Venkatanarayanan (TNV), who heads and runs a software firm from Mylapore has fond memories of the Kapali Panguni Utsavam dating back to the 1970s. “My grandfather was a senior advocate living on the East […]

March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Jumma Masjid at Kutchery Road closed

To prevent the spread of Coronavirus, Jumma Masjid off Kutchery Road, Mylapore has been closed. The public is not allowed to enter and pray here. Says Syed Masood Jamali, Chief Imam, Jumma Masjid, “We have closed the mosque in view […]

March 25, 2020

Daily rituals will keep happening, says priest at Sri Karaneeswarar Temple

At Sri Karaneeswarar Temple, Mylapore, daily rituals for the deity will keep happening, says the chief priest, T. V. Shanmuga Gurukal. “We have been opening the temple about a hour later than the regular timing every morning and we close […]

March 23, 2020

Six-kaala pooja being performed in Agamic way at Sri Kapali Temple

Sans devotees, the traditional six  Kaala Pooja is being performed in an Agamic way at Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple in Mylapore. The only service personnel inside the temple complex are the Gurukals, Vathiyars, Othuvars and paricharakars. The musicians who play the […]

March 22, 2020

Archbishop celebrates Sunday Mass at Cathedral chapel, webcast since services are suspended

Archbishop Rev. Dr. George Antonysamy celebrated Holy Mass early Sunday at the tomb chapel in the San Thome Cathedral: the Mass was webcast. His brother priests and a few residents of the campus joined him at the Mass, which is […]

March 20, 2020

Sri Kapali Temple to be closed till March 31: panguni utsavam cancelled

Sri Kapali Temple to be closed till March 31: panguni utsavam cancelled

Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple has been shut down for devotees from Friday morning. The annual Panguni utsavam stands cancelled. As per a Government directive issue late evening Thursday, only the daily poojas will take place as per schedule and devotees will not […]

March 19, 2020

Churches cancel Masses but will be open for prayer: virus fallout

To prevent the Corona virus spread, priests at San Thome Cathedral have canceled all official functions or Masses here till the end of this month. Said Rev. Fr. G. J. Anthonysamy, Rector and Parish priest of San Thome Cathedral,” To […]

March 19, 2020

Mosque to hold snappy Friday prayer: virus fallout

Jumma Masjid at Kutchery Road, Mylapore has planned to shorten the duration of the Friday prayers in view of Coron avirus spread. Said Syed Masood Jamali, Chief Imam, Jumma Masjid, Kutchery Road told Mylapore Times, “As per the guidelines of […]

March 16, 2020

Ugadi at Sri Saibaba temple on March 25

To commemorate Ugadi, on March 25 (Wednesday) special festivities are planned at Sri Saibaba temple in Mylapore. On this day, at 6 a.m., a special abhishekam and deeparadanai will take place. Reading of the Panchangam will be held at 5 […]

March 16, 2020

Virus issue: staff at Sri Kapali Temple follow advisory

Virus issue: staff at Sri Kapali Temple follow advisory

Sri Kapali Temple staff have started observing the corona virus advisory sent by the HR&CE Department. Tips for the devotees have been printed on banners and displayed at many places in the premises. Sanitary work staff are seen wearing masks […]

March 16, 2020

Panguni fest: HR&CE dept. officer says advisory sent to all temples. ‘Dissuade people from gathering in large numbers’

The HR&CE department of the government of Tamil Nadu has directed temples to dissuade people from gathering in large numbers, especially the vulnerable. And this will apply to the Panguni festival of Sri Kapali Temple which will start soon. A […]

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