Kolu of Navaratri Mahotsavam of Nandalala focuses on activities the Trust pursues

The Navratri Mahotsavam hosted by Nandalala Religious Trust was inaugurated by advocate S P Balaji on September 25. It will conclude on October 5. Every day, there is chanting of Lalitha Sahasranamam (at 5.30 pm) and Vishnu Sahasranamam (at 6 pm).

Additions to the kolu this year include depictions of events at the Trust. Showcased are Nature worship, an annual event of the Trust; Saraswathi Vandanam, with a unique vasambu prasaadam, for students appearing for their Board exams; Amrutham Kadaidhal done every ashtami and navami; Balakrishna paada pooja on the theme of inculcating bhakti at an early age; kudai samarpanam where umbrellas are offered to the deity and later disturbed to the needy; and, Deepamala, the lighting of lamps in multiples of 108, done on Tuesdays and Fridays as vendudalai.

The Trust has also lined up cultural events at the Nandalala Cultural Centre. The sessions include parayanam, sloka chanting by children, dance programmes, Harikatha and a kanya puja.

Sanjay Karthik’s harikatha at 6.30 pm is the cultural highlight for Saturday (Oct 1). The kanya pooja is on Sunday, Oct 2, at 3 pm. Akhilandeshwari Aksharamal parayanam and Veda parayanam are the special events for navami (Oct 4) and dasami (Oct 5) respectively. Both programmes begin at 6.30 pm.

For programme details, contact 24983631 / 24670893.

Nandalala Religious Trust, founded by Pujyasree Mathioli Saraswathy, operates from 2 & 4, Dr. Ranga Road.