Colourful Navarathri fest at Nandalala

This year the golu at Nandalala Centre on Dr Ranga Road signifies the concept of  Bhakthiyil Urayum Sakthi. The golu presents interesting facets of Madurai Meenakshi, Kanchi Kamakshi, Thiirukadayoor Abirami, Seerkazhi Thirugnana Sambandar and Goddess Annapoorani. 
As a special attraction Goddess Meenakshi will be bedecked on each of the 9 days  as she would be at her abode at the Madurai Temple.
A special section features some great women of India including Jhansi Rani Lakshmibai, Avvaiyar and Sabari.
There is an interesting presentation on the 50 years of writing by
Nandalala’s founder Mathioli Saraswathi
Apart from the kolu poojas and inherent to Navarathiri.  Kanya pooja
and Durga Lakshmi Saraswathy pooja will be performed at 4pm on 6th
Deepa puja is scheduled for 11th of October.
The 10 day long celebration from 5th to 14th October will also feature cultural
programmes every evening.
– Report by Vidya Subramaniam