Sri Ayyappa Swamy Temple at R. A. Puram is conducting this year’s mandala pooja from Nov 16 – Dec 26. The temple will be open from 5 a.m. on these days. A laksharchanai will also be held for the deity from Nov 16 – Dec 12. The brahmotsavam will be held from Dec 21 – 26. At 82, San Thome High Road. Ph: 24938239.