Navaratri season: Music, shopping and prayer

A lot will take place in Mylapore this season as Navaratri sets in. Here is some of the buzz we picked up…

Kartik Fine Arts is hosting a Navaratri Music Festival till Oct 9 followed by a discourse on ‘Mupperum Deviyar’ on Oct 10 and 11. Young artistes will perform. Open to all. At 3/2, Sringeri Mutt Road, R. A. Puram, 5.30 p.m. onwards. Ph: 9094829675.

Ramakrishna Mission Students’ Home will be conducting a Navaratri Utsav till Oct 11. Daily events include upanyasams and discourses in the morning and music, discourse, drama and dance are listed for the evening. On Oct 10, Saraswathi Puja will be celebrated with an abhishekam for the deity followed
by Sri Lalitha Sarasranama parayanam. The resident-boys have displayed of dolls at the common kolu. Open to all. At 66, P. S. Sivaswami Salai, Mylapore. Ph: 24990264.

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore is conducting a Navaratri music concert series titled “Navaratri Mandapam” till Oct 11. Open to all. At East Mada Street, Mylapore.

At Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore, a Durga, Lakshmi and Kali Puja has been organised on Oct 7, 8 and 9. Events include a chandi parayanam, Lalitha Sahasranama kumkum and pushpha archanai, bhajans and talks. Open to all.

Drop by or call Mami’s Mess on Pitchupillai Street, Mylapore to place bulk orders for sundal / snacks. Over 100 varieties of sweets and savouries are on the menu. And sundal of your choice is prepared.
Call 9840272288.

For small stainless steel boxes and plates you may want to give as gifts this Navaratri, visit Suleiman’s store opposite NAC Jewellers at North Mada Street, Mylapore ( one of the shops along the temple tank). Popular shopper’s destination this.

At Vijaya Stores, on the same street, pick up packets of kumkum and manjal, plastic boxes, cloth bags, comb sets, bindi packets, mehendi cones and small pieces of jewellery.

On South Mada Street, Aishwarya Stores has stacked a variety of tamboolam plates and baskets outside
its store. Prices start at Rs. 15.

Navaratri needs are also on sale at Giri store, Sannidhi Street.

Goddess Karpagambal at Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore will adorn a visesha alankaram in the evening on all the ten days of Navarathri. Special pujas will be held on Vijayadashmi.

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