Archive for the Religious Category

December 30, 2020

Sri Ramakrishna Math to celebrate Kalpataru Day on Jan 1, 2021

Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore will be celebrating Kalpataru Day on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. The event will start at 8 am with a special puja and bhajan. Following this, there will be special talks by Srimat Swami Gautamanandaji and Swami […]

December 29, 2020

Govt. approves street procession of Natarajar utsavam on Tuesday evening

The TN Government has provided permission to the HR & CE for a pancha murthy procession to be taken around the four Mada Streets of Mylapore this Tuesday evening as part of the Aruthra utsavam. Confirming this to Mylapore Times, head […]

December 29, 2020

One group of margazhi bhajan singers is being missed this season

One group of margazhi bhajan singers is being missed this season

One familiar group who make the community of margazhi bhajan singers has been missed this season. The group draws its heritage to musician-composer-singer Papanasam Sivan who used to lead a group in his time. Sivam’s daughter, Rukmini Ramani used to […]

December 27, 2020

Renovated chapel opened at Cathedral

Renovated chapel opened at Cathedral

The renovated chapel of the Blessed Sacrament was opened at a brief religious event held on Christmas eve at the St Thomas Cathedral, San Thome. Archbishop Rev. George Antonysamy did the honours and invited people to spend some time in […]

December 25, 2020

Subdued Christmas services at church in R. A. Puram

Subdued Christmas services at church in R. A. Puram

The Christmas services at Our Lady of Guidance Church in R. A. Puram, also known as Lazarus Church was subdued this year in keeping with the pandemic regulations. The inter-parish carol competition that used to be held every year was […]

December 25, 2020

Gentle Christmas spirit pervades in San Thome

Gentle Christmas spirit pervades in San Thome

The facade of the San Thome Cathedral bathed in shades of pink, red and purple lights greeted church goers on Christmas eve as they made their way to Holy Mass here late evening on Thursday. Some 1000 people gathered in […]

December 23, 2020

Mylapore saint-poet’s mukthi celebration: first abhisekam at Sri Kapali Temple open to devotees after ‘lockdown’

Mylapore saint-poet’s mukthi celebration: first abhisekam at Sri Kapali Temple open to devotees after 'lockdown'

It was a delightfully blessed morning for Arunachalam gurukal, who has been performing service for 28 years. He performed the abhisekam on Wednesday morning to celebrate Vayilar Nayanar’s mukthi on Margazhi Revathi at Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple. And this was the […]

December 23, 2020

Watch this church choir live this evening; Christmas carols

The English choir of Our Lady of Visitation Church, St.Mary’s Road,  invites you to watch ‘CHRISTMAS CAROLS’ live and online on December 23 evening. The musical event starts at 8 p.m. and ends in about 45 minutes and the choir […]

December 22, 2020

Grand Natarajar utsavam at Sri Kapali Temple next week

Grand Natarajar utsavam at Sri Kapali Temple next week

In September, Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple opened its gates to devotees after being locked for over five months due to the pandemic. In the last three months, the temple’s head priest Jayakanthan Shivachariar has been happy to see devotees back in […]

December 20, 2020

Churches not planning to hold midnight Masses for Christmas

Churches not planning to hold midnight Masses for Christmas

The traditional midnight Christmas Holy Mass will have to be skipped at churches this season. For obvious reasons. So, all churches in the Mylapore zone do not have plans to host Masses after 10 p.m. on December 24 in the […]

December 18, 2020

Church in San Thome to host its Christmas carol service online

Church in San Thome to host its Christmas carol service online

The 178-year-old CSI St. Thomas English Church (STEC) in San Thome has turned to new ways of celebrating Christmas, due to the pandemic situation. With the Christmas carols rounds and parish community dinner cancelled this year, the STEC Choir will […]

December 18, 2020

Ahobila Mutt Jeer to camp for 10 days in Mylapore

Ahobila Mutt Jeer to camp for 10 days in Mylapore

Srivan Satakopa Sri Ranganathan Yathindra Mahadesikan, the 46th Jeer of Sri Ahobila Mutt, who had last Friday (December 11) blessed the opening of ‘Sri Venkatesa Theertham’ in Mylapore, will be arriving with his presiding deity Sri Malolan and camping at Sri Vedantha Desika […]

December 17, 2020

Christmas events are low-key at local churches

Christmas events are low-key at local churches

Churches in the Mylapore zone are going to have low-key Christmas related events leading to Christmas day. This is in keeping with the pandemic regulations in force now. At Our Lady of Light Church in Luz, this week on three […]

December 16, 2020

One group does bhajan rounds of mada veedhis on first day of margazhi

One group does bhajan rounds of mada veedhis on first day of margazhi

On a misty morning, the first of the margazhi season, on the mada streets were people who have become a permanent fixture of this season – the bhajan singing groups. But on December 16, this Wednesday we noticed only one […]

December 14, 2020

1008 shanka abhisekam performed at Sri Kapali Temple

1008 shanka abhisekam performed at Sri Kapali Temple

On the occasion of the fifth Monday in Karthigai, 1008 shanka abhisekam was performed at Sri Kapali Temple in Mylapore this morning. The rituals were led by the temple’s chief priest Jayakanthan shivachariar. Early in the morning, all the conches […]

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