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October 12, 2019

Brahmotsavam at Tirupati temple is theme kolu at this house: visitors welcome

Brahmotsavam at Tirupati temple is theme kolu at this house: visitors welcome

Head to the residence of Visalakshi Nagarajan at West Circular Road, Mandaveli to get a feel of the Brahmotsavam at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam in Andhra Pradesh. She along with her husband Nagarajan, has recreated a scene of this festival as […]

October 8, 2019

Tons of waste left behind at Pattinapakkam seashore after immersion of goddess Durga idols

Tons of waste left behind at Pattinapakkam seashore after immersion of goddess Durga idols

On Oct 8 evening, tons of flowers, plastic bags, clothes and pooja items (shown in picture) were left behind at Pattinapakkam ( Foreshore Estate) seashore following the immersion of the idols of goddess Durga. Said A. P. Basha, a police […]

October 8, 2019

Navarathri fest: Auto drivers of neighbourhood stands perform mass puja

Navarathri fest: Auto drivers of neighbourhood stands perform mass puja

On the occasion of Ayudha puja and Vijayadasami, scores of auto drivers got together, pooled their resources and had puja performed to their autorickshaws. Such scenes greeted you at many neighbourhood auto stands. Be it in R. A. Puram, Mylapore […]

October 7, 2019

Devotees pull chariot around Sri Vedanta Desikar Temple environs

Devotees pull chariot around Sri Vedanta Desikar Temple environs

Even as people prepared on Monday morning for the puja, some to do Ayudha puja and others Saraswathi puja, the chariot of Sri Vendata Desikar Temple, Mylapore rolled down the temple’s neighbourhood streets, pulled along by a large number of […]

October 6, 2019

Mahasamadhi celebrations

The 101st mahasamadhi celebrations at Sri Shirdi Saibaba Gurustan Temple at Mundagakanni Amman Koil Street, Mylapore will be held on Oct. 8. The programme will start off with the kakada harati followed by the mahadeepa aradhanai. A yaagam, abhishekam and […]

October 2, 2019

Navarathri: Sri Ayyappa Temple starts kolu this year: elsewhere theme is on life history of Saivite saints

Navarathri: Sri Ayyappa Temple starts kolu this year: elsewhere theme is on life history of Saivite saints

“Why are the same goddesses wearing different coloured dresses?” a curious 5-year-old asked her grandmother. It was Wednesday evening. October 2. The two were watching the kolu dolls at Sri Ayyappa Temple at MRC Nagar, R.A. Puram. The girl’s grandma Rasikala, […]

October 2, 2019

Navarathri: goddess on oonjal, women who enjoy sharing home-made sundal and fish tank adds to kolu

Navarathri: goddess on oonjal, women who enjoy sharing home-made sundal and fish tank adds to kolu

Mylaporean Kannagi was at Sri Kolavizhi Amman Temple on Tuesday evening. In her hands were containers holding sundal and variety rice. Every Navaratri evening, Kannagi, after the ritual puja at her residence carries the snacks to be distributed among people […]

October 1, 2019

Booklets based on Bible released at R. A. Puram church

Two booklets based on the Bible have been released by Our Lady of Guidance Church In R. A. Puram. These are initiatives taken by parish priest Fr Y. F. Bosco. The booklets were distributed to all parishioners after the Sunday […]

September 30, 2019

Temples are abuzz this Navarathri: people admire special alangarams

As Navarathri unfolds, the festivities at Mylapore’s temples highlights the religious and social sides of it. Once inside any temple, you are slowly drawn into the colour, sound and prayers of the season. On Monday, at Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore […]

September 28, 2019

Mahalaya Amavasai observed

Mahalaya Amavasai observed

  Mahalaya Amavasai was observed on Saturday and the steps and bank all around the tank Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore was already packed as the sun rose. The crowd got bigger and by noon, the pavement along the west side […]

September 27, 2019

Navarathri celebrations in the neighbourhood

Navarathri celebrations in the neighbourhood

Here is a listing of religious and cultural events to be held at temples and at various venues in the neighbourhood for Navarathri this year. AT TEMPLES – Navarathri will be celebrated at Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore from Sept. 29 to Oct. […]

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