Several local groups have laid out plans for Vinayaka Chaturthi. A brief summary…
Bhavans, Mylapore is celebrating Vinayaka Chaturthi on Sep 5 with a harikatha on Lord Ganesha titled ‘Aanai Muganum Alaingalum’ by B. Suchithra. Open to all. At East Mada Street, Mylapore, 6 p.m.
A three day event has been planned at Nandalala Trust from Sep 3 to 5. The festivities will start with the Sri Raja Ganapathy homam on Sep 3 after which devotees can have a darshan of Chozhi Vinayagar Alankaram. Later devotees can perform abhishekam to Velli Vinayagar with milk, honey, water and tender coconut.
On Sep 4, the sahasra modhaka archanai will be held in the morning followed by a visesha pushpa alankaram at 5.30 p.m. On Sep 5 morning, a maha abhishekam will be held. In the evening, devotees can witness a vishesha poopandal. At Ranga Road, Mylapore.
At Sri Navasakthi Vinayakar Temple at Luz, the festivities will be held from Sep 4 to 10. Daily events include an abhishekam in the morning and a deepa aradhanai in the evening. On Sep 5, a special abhishekam will be held at 11 a.m. Music programmes, bhajans and debates (pattimandram) will be held in the evening on all the days.
At Sri Siddhi Buddhi Sametha Sri Karpaga Vinayagar Temple, nava kalsa pooja, homam and ekadasa rudra abhishekam will be performed on Sep 5 morning followed by deepa aradhanai and prasadam distribution. In the evening, the deity will adorn a sandal and floral alankaram. Later a veedi purappadu will be held. A music festival has also been organised from Sep 6 to 11. At 11, 2nd Cross Street, R. A. Puram. Ph: 24328084.
The Grove School, Alwarpet is planning a small celebration tomorrow at its premises at 9 a.m. tomorrow.