Navarathri fest at Ramakrishna Mission Students’ Home; concerts by senior artistes

The Navarathri celebrations at Ramakrishna Mission Students’ Home in Mylapore have always carried a tradition of its own. Simple religious rites, procession in the neighbourhood taken out by the ‘boys here, a large kolu in the hall and kutcheri evenings which feature the best music artistes.

And so it will be this season, with a quiet puja launch on Oct.5 morning Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj of the Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore.

A grand kolu will be set up by the residents of the Home located on P S Sivaswamy Road, adjoining Vivekananda College and the concerts will be held here every evening, 6.30 pm onwards.

Here are the artistes and the concert/events time table –

Sudha Ragunathan ( Oct.5), Bhakthaswara Bhajan Mandali ( Oct.6), M Chandrasekar and G Bharathi, violinists ( Oct.7), veena concert by Shobana Swaminathan ( Oct.8). flutist K Bhaskaran ( Oct.9), vocalist S Sowmya ( Oct.10), Nithyasree Mahadevan ( Oct,11), discourse by U Ve. Dushyanth ( Oct.12), Kathadi Ramamurthy’s play ( Oct.13) and vocalist Sankari Krisnan ( Oct.14).

All the programmes are sponsored by Nalli Kuppuswami.

There is a maha abhishekm to Devi Saraswathi on Oct.13 at 10 am and every morning and evening, the Home residents will take out a procession with the decorated deity around the streets of CIT Colony.

Call 2499 2537.

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