Navarathri celebrations in the neighbourhood…

Navarathri will be celebrated from Oct 10 to 19 this year. Here is a look at the festivities planned by temples and local groups in the neighbourhood…

AT TEMPLES

Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore

Goddess Karpagambal will adorn a different alangaram in the evening everyday. The schedule is as follows:

Oct 10 – Anna vahanam
Oct 11 – Gowri alangaram on kamadhenu vahanam
Oct 12 – Saraswathi alangaram
Oct 13 – Padmasini alangaram on naga vahanam
Oct 14 – Maheswari alangaram on rishaba vahanam
Oct 15 – Raja rajeswari alangaram
Oct 16 – Meenakshi alangaram on kuthirai vahanam
Oct 17 – Mahishasura Mardini alangaram
Oct 18 – Kamakshi Shiva Poojai alangaram
Oct 19 – Sri Chandrasekhara Swamy on kuthirai vahanam – paarvettai thiruveedi ula

Sri Velleswarar Temple, Mylapore
Daily events include an abhishekam for Sri Kamakshi Amman in the morning and a special alangaram in the evening. Cultural programmes such as carnatic music recitals, bhajans and talks will be held in the evening everyday. On Oct 19, paarvettai vizha will be held for Sri Chandrasekara Swamy on kuthirai vahanam.

Sri Karaneeswarar Temple, Mylapore
A special abhishekam will be held for Goddess Porkodi Amman in the morning everyday. In the evening the deity will adorn a special alangaram. The schedule is as follows:
Oct 10 – Anna Vahanam
Oct 11 – Gowri alangaram on kamadhenu vahanam
Oct 12 – Saraswathi alangaram
Oct 13 – Padmasini alangaram on naga vahanam
Oct 14 – Maheswari alangaram on rishaba vahanam
Oct 15 – Raja rajeswari alangaram
Oct 16 – Meenakshi alangaram on kuthirai vahanam
Oct 17 – Mahishasura Mardini alangaram on simha vahanam
Oct 18 – Shiva poojai kamba nadi alangaram
Oct 19 – Swami and Ambal on kuthirai vahanam – paar vettai thiruveedi ula

Sri Vedanta Desikar Temple, Mylapore
Thayar will adorn a special alangaram in the evening everyday. Pathi ulathal sevai for Perumal and Thayar will be held after 6 p.m. on all the ten days. Ph: 24953799.

BY LOCAL GROUPS

By Thamizhnadu Brahmin Association (Regd)
Daily programmes include a sahasranama parayanam in the morning and cultural events in the evening. Suvasini pooja will be held on Oct 15. A kolu contest will also be held. Organised by the Mylapore unit of the association. At Sri Adi Kesava Perumal Temple, Mylapore. Ph: 9600128212, 9789957941

By Kartik Fine Arts
A music festival will be held from Oct 9 to 18 at Kartik Rajagopal Hall, R. A. Puram. Upcoming artistes will perform in the evening everyday. At 3/2, Sringeri Mutt Road, R. A. Puram, 5.30 p.m. onwards.

By Naada Inbam
The Parivadini Navarathri series will be held from Oct 13 to 15. Palghat Ramprasad, Rakshita Ramesh (veena), Madurai TNS Krishna and several others will perform at this event. At Raga Sudha Hall, Luz. 4 p.m. onwards.

 

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