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November 14, 2018

Soorasamharam event at Sri Veerabhadraswamy Temple draws big cowd

Soorasamharam event at Sri Veerabhadraswamy Temple draws big cowd

The Soorasamharam celebration at Sri Veerabhadraswamy Temple in Mylapore follows a unique tradition and this is what drew over 500 people to it on November 13 evening during the annual Skanda Shasti festival. Here, the temple priest dons the role […]

November 9, 2018

Skanda Sasthi celebrations at local temples…

Skanda Sasthi celebrations, which began on Nov 8, are on till Nov 14. Here is a look at events at a few temples in the neighbourhood. Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore At Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore, a veedi purappadu will be […]

November 6, 2018

Deepavali in Mylapore: the buzz in the morning

Deepavali in Mylapore: the buzz in the morning

Among the early risers on Tuesday, Deepavali day were the youths who reside at Sri Ramakrishna Mission Students Home in Mylapore. They were keeping a tradition here – get up before the sun rises, bathe, get into new clothes, say […]

November 5, 2018

Archbishop leads Confirmation service at Our Lady of Guidance Church in R. A. Puram

Archbishop leads Confirmation service at Our Lady of Guidance Church in R. A. Puram

A special service called Confirmation, one of the sacraments administered to Catholics was held on Sunday, November 4 morning at Our Lady of Guidance Church ( popularly known as St Lazarus Church) in R. A. Puram. Archbishop Rev Dr George […]

November 3, 2018

Christians observe All Souls Day: pray for the departed at cemeteries

Christians observe All Souls Day: pray for the departed at cemeteries

November 2 is observed as All Souls Day by Christians all over the world. A day when people remember those who have passed away and pray for them. Holy Masses were offered at churches in the Mylapore neighbourhood in the […]

October 21, 2018

Marwadi community immerses image of Durga in sea

Marwadi community immerses image of Durga in sea

This immersion of the images of the goddess was a quiet affair. At the end of the Dasara celebrations by the community of Marwadis, a small group of them transported the image of goddess Durga to the shore at Foreshore […]

October 13, 2018

Sri Kapali Temple model alongside this kolu by the Shivkumars

Sri Kapali Temple model alongside this kolu by the Shivkumars

Shivkumar and Uma Shivkumar of Mandaveli have as the maim theme for their kolu Sri Kapaleeswar Temple and the tank apart from the traditional kolu arrangement. They say the entire temple model is constructed using eco-friendly card board and papers […]

October 12, 2018

Navaratri snapshots: bhajans and dance, grand alankarams, sundal on order

Navaratri snapshots: bhajans and dance, grand alankarams, sundal on order

Sundal preparations by families celebrating Navaratri dominate the celebration this season but in some homes, people are turning to source freshly cooked sundal from food joints. Which is why the cooks at the popular Mami’s Mess on Pitchu Street in […]

October 11, 2018

Navarathri at Sri Malleeswarar Temple

Navarathri celebrations are on at Sri Malleeswarar Temple at Bazaar Road, Mylapore till Oct 19. The deity will adorn a special alangaram every evening. The schedule is as follows: Oct 11 – Kamakshi alangaram Oct 12 – Kamba nadi Shiva […]

October 11, 2018

Navaratri festival: scenes in Mylapore on Wednesday

Navaratri festival: scenes in Mylapore on Wednesday

The buzz of Navaratri has begun and evidence of it was all over Mylapore on Wednesday – rituals in temples, concerts by young artistes and invitations going out to neighbours to visit homes and take part in the celebrations. At […]

October 8, 2018

Navarathri celebrations in the neighbourhood…

Navarathri will be celebrated from Oct 10 to 19 this year. Here is a look at the festivities planned by temples and local groups in the neighbourhood… AT TEMPLES Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore Goddess Karpagambal will adorn a different alangaram […]

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