Religious events

The Gantai (Mani) dedication ceremony will be held at Desika Vidya Bhavan, Venkatesa Agraharam, Mylapore on Feb.12 at 11 a.m.There will be Thirumanjanam for Sri Srinivasa Perumal and Swamy Desikan. At 5 p.m. there will be Upanyasam on Dhayasadagam by U. Ve. Valayapettai Ramachar. This will be followed by a procession. Ph: 2495 3799.

The 175th birth anniversary of Sri Ramakrishna will be celebrated at the Sri Ramakrishna Mutt from Feb.22 to 26. There will be special bhajans, Harikathas, a youth congress, congregation of monks and Parliament of religions meeting. The events will begin from 9 a.m. and will end at 9 p.m. Open to all. Call 2462 1110 for more info.