Archive for the Religious Category

May 27, 2020

Prayer to the Amman. Tradition observed in Srinivasapuram.

Community beliefs and traditions come to play in some colonies during the lockdown. In Srinivasapuram, a colony of over 20,000 people in the strip of land off the sea in Foreshore Estate area, rituals are practiced often. Last Sunday, the […]

May 15, 2020

Lockdown 4.0: Temples say they are waiting for instructions from the government

The authorities at three temples in the neighbourhood say that haven’t received any information from the government about reopening dates, social distancing and other norms. At Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore, the executive officer of the temple, D. Kaveri says, “We […]

May 14, 2020

Sri Kapali Temple’s evening pooja can be viewed online till temple reopens

For more than a week now, the evening pooja at Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore is being streamed online at the temple’s youtube channel everyday. The executive officer of the temple says, “As much as possible we are trying to stream […]

May 4, 2020

Archbishop starts Marian devotion at Cathedral: webcast daily

Archbishop starts Marian devotion at Cathedral: webcast daily

Archbishop Rev. Dr. George Antonysamy has begun to say Holy Mass and have the Marian devotion at the San Thome Cathedral from May 1. The Mass is at 11 a.m. and the rosary and prayer at 7.30 p.m. Both are […]

April 29, 2020

Evening pooja at Sri Kapali Temple to be webcast everyday

The daily evening pooja at Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore can now be viewed online. D. Kaveri, the executive officer of the temple, says, “We have created a separate youtube channel for the temple. The pooja and parayanam can be viewed […]

April 28, 2020

Muslim families in the neighbourhood observe Ramzan at their homes

Due to the lockdown, Muslim families in the neighbourhood are observing Ramzan at their homes. Says Abdul Rahman, a businessman based in Nimmo Street, San Thome, “Every year, we used to visit the mosque for special prayers during Ramzan. However, […]

April 27, 2020

Muslim community observes Ramzan at home

The Muslim community in Mylapore is observing a different kind of Ramzan this year. With all mosques closed in the neighbourhood, people are saying Ramzan special prayers at their homes. Unlike every year, some families are doing charity by offering […]

April 26, 2020

Sunday Masses being webcast from San Thome cathedral

Santhome TV is web casting the Sunday Mass on (26-04-2020) being said at the San Thome┬áBasilica. This is the schedule – 07:00 a.m Holy Mass in English, 10:00 a.m Holy Mass in Tamil, 06:00 p.m Holy Mass in Tamil. Watch […]

April 21, 2020

Archbishop says holy rosary at cathedral; webcast live daily at 7.30 p.m.

Archbishop Rev. Dr. George Antonyswamy is leading the saying of the holy rosary every evening at the San Thome Cathedral. It starts at 7.30 p.m. and it web cast live on San Thome TV on its YouTube channel. The archbishop’s […]

April 20, 2020

Thousands watch web streaming of prodosham puja at Sri Kapali Temple

Over 10,000 people and more watched the live web streaming of the prodosham puja at Sri Kapali Temple this evening in Mylapore. It started at 4.30 p.m. and ended at 6 p.m. and was followed the rules: there were no […]

April 20, 2020

Mosque at Kutchery Road not to hold Ramzan special prayers

In order to prevent the virus spread, Jumma Masjid at Kutchery Road, Mylapore has decided not to hold Ramzan special prayers this month. Since the lockdown, the mosque has been closed. Said Syed Masood Jamali, Chief Imam, Jumma Masjid, Kutchery […]

April 19, 2020

Watch pradhosha kala puja at Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple online on Monday evening

Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple in Mylapore will be live streaming the pradosha kala pooja via YouTube on Monday (April 20) evening at 4.30 p.m. Said an office staff of this temple, “We are live streaming the puja for all devotees who […]

April 16, 2020

Staff at Sri Kapali Temple cook lunch for people housed at Alwarpet shelter

Every afternoon, more than 140 people housed at the shelter at C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet (next to the MLA’s office) receive lunch cooked at the kitchen at Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore. The executive officer of Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore […]

April 16, 2020

Archbishop says Holy Mass 11 a.m. daily at Cathedral

Archbishop Rev. George Antonysamy is saying Holy Mass every morning at the San Thome Cathedral. It starts at 11 a.m. and is webcast live on San Thome TV channel on YouTube. The Mass is in Thamizh. Also, from April 16 […]

April 14, 2020

Sri Ayyappa Swamy temple celebrates Vishu without devotees

Sri Ayyappa Swamy temple at M.R.C Nagar in R.A.Puram celebrated Vishu (Malayalam New Year) today. However, since the temple is closed after the lockdown devotees were not allowed here. Says Somasundaram, the manager at this temple, “We offered Vishu Kanni […]

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