Grey clouds hovered above Sri Kapali Temple on Thursday evening as the lights came on, focussed on the open-air stage in front of the multi-pillared mantap outside the east side of the temple.
The evening programmes of the 2023 edition of Sundaram Finance MYLAPORE FESTIVAL were unfolding, with a delightful villupattu concert by students of Besant Arundale School located in Kalakshetra campus.
It did not rain and in the pleasant evening, as Sannithi Street quadrangle filled up, a dance-drama by Tamil Isai Kalloori students and a dance medley by Kala Sadhanalaya followed.
The procession from the temple though led to a cancellation of the nagaswaram concert, but these artistes will open the stage shows on the weekend.
Elsewhere, the Food Street drew a huge crowd and so did the East Tank Street zone, where SHG women are selling their own products at the Bazaar on all four evenings.
The Fest kicked off with a concert in Nageswara Rao Park, Luz; it is held on all four mornings of till Sunday.
And sale of souvenirs – T-shirts, kolam wall art, kolam bags and Mylapore ink illustrations – are on at the Festival Info Counter opposite Rasi store.
<< The Fest schedule of all cultural events, heritage Walks and contests in kolam and rangoli, pallankuzhi and dayakattam and in cookery are at www.mylaporefestival.in