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Panguni fest: The flag is up

March 22, 2018

More than a thousand people gathered at Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore today morning, just before the crack of dawn, to witness the kodiyetram. The hoisting of the flag signifies the beginning of the festival.

The Mada streets have begun to take a festive look with pandals put up at intervals along the streets and vendors setting up their shops.

Inside the temple, there is a flurry of activity all throughout the day as the vahanams are being prepared for the procession. Women groups are seen chanting hymns inside the sanctum sanctorum.


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March 22, 2018

Listen to songs of Madurai Mani Iyer

Madurai Mani Iyer rasikas group has organised a concert this Sunday, to celebrate Sri Rama Navami. Excerpts from the singer’s live concerts will be played. Dr. Alameu Ramakrishnan and C. L. Ramakrishnan (IPS) are the chief guests for the evening. […]

March 21, 2018

Rock music concert; tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Mar.22

Fan of the evergreen music of Fleetwood Mac, a legendary British-American rock band who sold millions of records in the 70s and 80s wil get to listen to Mac favourites at this rock music show – songs sung by city-based […]

March 21, 2018

Panguni fest: Grama devathai pooja held at Sri Kolavizhi Amman Temple today morning

Panguni fest: Grama devathai pooja held at Sri Kolavizhi Amman Temple today morning

The panguni festival kicked off with the grama devathai pooja at Sri Kolavizhi Amman Temple, Mylapore today morning. Several devotees had gathered there to witness the special abhishekam and alangaram for the deity. 11 milk pots, kumkum, turmeric, garlands and […]

March 21, 2018

Exhibition and sale of designer clothing for girls

Exhibition and sale of designer clothing for girls

Baalika from Bangalore has organised an exhibition this weekend, featuring clothing for girls aged 6 months to 14 years. You can find skirts, capris, frocks, paavadais and more. Salwar materials and sarees for women will also be available. From Mar […]

March 21, 2018

Taste authentic Bohri dishes; this weekend at Alwarpet

Taste authentic Bohri dishes; this weekend at Alwarpet

Experience some new flavours at the Bohri food fest at Ashvita Bistro. Munaf Kapadia’s The Bohri Kitchen, from Mumbai, will cook up some authentic dishes from this cuisine. From Mar 23 – 25. At Ashvita Bistro, 11, Bawa Road, Alwarpet. Call  42109990 […]

March 21, 2018

Churches prepare for Holy Week

Churches prepare for Holy Week

Churches in the  neighbourhood are preparing for a key event in their calendar – Holy Week. A week which commemorates events leading to the condemnation, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Week starts this Sunday which is called Palm […]

March 21, 2018

Panguni fest; Police say annadhanam cannot be done on mada streets, permission to be got to hold in temple zone

Mylapore Police have asked people who wish to do anandhanam ( distribution of food/snacks) to people during the key days of the annual Panguni festival of Sri Kapali Temple to get the permit of the police and locate stalls outside […]

March 20, 2018

Meeting held to condemn ‘cutting of sacred thread’

Meeting held to condemn 'cutting of sacred thread'

On Monday evening, more than 1000 people participated in an event held to condemn the incident where the sacred thread (poonal) of a few members of the Brahmin community was cut off by miscreants. The public meeting was held at […]

March 20, 2018

An evening of Mohammad Rafi’s songs; at Mylapore

‘Woh Jab Yaad Aaye’ is a specially curated concert featuring singers Anil Bajpai and Neelima Gokhale singing Mohd. Rafi’s evergreen melodies from Hindi films. On March 24 at 6.30 p.m. at Sivagami Petachi Auditorium, M. Ct. M school campus, Luz Church Road. […]

March 20, 2018

Exhibition of vahanas; from tomorrow at CPR Foundation

Exhibition of vahanas; from tomorrow at CPR Foundation

An exhibition titled ‘Vahanas – vehicles of the Gods’ has been organised at Shakuntala Art Gallery, C. P. Art Center from tomorrow. This is to celebrate the Panguni Uthiram festival at Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple. The exhibition will run from Mar […]

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