Teppam at Sri Adi Kesava Perumal Temple

The Annual Teppam utsavam kicked off at Sri Adi Kesava Perumal Temple on Feb 4 evening.

The chitrakulam tank was lit with colourful serial lights.

On the first day (Feb 4), the teppam took place for Sri Adi Kesava Perumal and Goddesses Sridevi and Bhudevi.

On the second day (Feb 5), Sri Adi Kesava Perumal and Goddess Andal in rangamannar thirukolam were taken in a procession around the Kesava Perumal Streets. The procession stopped in front of a few houses where devotees offered fruits and camphor.

The deity of Sri Pezhalvar with...

Teppam starts on grand note: at Sri Kapali Temple

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Sale, art, food fest


A sale By Hand, From The Heart will be held on Oct. 25, 26 and 27 at Vinnyasa Premier Art Galery, CIT Colony  1st Main Road, Mylapore. On sale stained glass, paper jewellery, canvas art, western wear. saris, home décor.Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A sale of ethinic women wear is on till October 28 at Banas.There will also be a special collection for kids. Banas is at 394 TTK Road, Alwarpet. Ph: 2431 1585.


Srinivasa Avenue Road to be made 'One Way'

Srinivasa Avenue Road, R. A. Puram has now been made one way. This road connects Kamarajar Salai and R. K. Mutt Road.

Entry into this road from Kamarajar Salai has been banned now. Traffic police have erected a 'no entry' sign board here and have a few cops were seen redirecting people.

This road has a school and following many complains about heavy traffic we have decided to try this out, says a policeman here.

They intend to try this out for a week and based on the feed back this road may be made a permanent one way.

Navaratri Heritage Walk on Oct.14

A Heritage Walk down North Mada Street, Mylapore is to be held on Oct.14, Sunday evening.

It is organised by Mylapore Times, the neighbourhood newspaper and Yocee, a web site for children. It starts at 4.30 p.m. and will end by 5.15 p.m.

The Walk aims to show guests on this Walk new and unique dolls of the season which are now on sale by hawkers on this road, the stories behind them and to explore the street culture on the eve of Navaratri.

The walk will be led by R. Revathi of Yocee and will start at the entrance of Indian Bank at the...

Chettinad Vidyashram wins swimming championship

Chettinad Vidyashram won the Overall Swimming Championship in the south zone swimming competition held in Oakridge International School, Hyderabad.

Arun Thaneer Malai (Under 16 Boys) won 3 gold medals and 2 silver medals. Shruthi Mahalingam (Under 16 girls) bagged 4 gold medals and 1 silver medal.

In the under 14 category Harish Raj won 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 Bronze medals and Chandru bagged 2 silver medals.

Under 19 Girls,  Gayathri won 5 silver medals and Under 12 Boys, Ahamed Azraq won 1 silver and 1 bronze medals.

In Under 14 (4 x 100...

President decorates Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, M. Chandrasekaran with...

Mridangam maestro Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman and Mohan Chandrasekaran, the visually disabled Carnatic violinist, both Mylaporeans were among India's top artistes who were awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowship, the highest award for artistes.

President Pranab Mukherjee presented these awards on October 9 at Rashtrapathi Bhavan, Delhi.

Besides the fellowships, 36 eminent personalities and artistes were conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi awards.

Among these was 48-year-old Bharatanatyam dancer Narthaki Nataraj from Mylapore.

The list of...

Punnai tree compound wall renovated

The compound walls and the grill surronding the Punnai tree at the Punnai Vanathar Sannadhi at Sri Kapalishwarar Temple was renovated recently.

Punnai is the sthala vriksham of the temple.

The temple officials said that Mr. Krishnamurhty undertook the task of renovating the reclining walls.

Seen here is a photo of the painted compound wall and grill.

Tips on rainwater harvesting discussed at Rain Centre

Rain Centre located at Mandavelipakkam celebrated its 10th year on Oct.8 at its premises.

Mayor of Chennai Saidai Duraisamy was the chief guest. Professor M.S. Swaminathan, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and Professor A. Vaidyanathan, former Member of the Planning Commission presided.


Finals of interschool sports meet at San Thome School

The interschool sports contest Santourna 2012 held at San Thome High School on Oct.8.

The prize distribution ceremony was presided by Rev.Bro. Anthonysamy, Principal, San Thome HSS and Haresh Sundar, Sr. Manager, Marketing, Fresh & Honest Café Ltd, the major sponsor of the tournament. (more…)

War Widows Welfare Association is celebrating Elder's Day

War Widows Welfare Association, R. A. Puram is celebrating Elder's Day in its premises on Oct.10.

Amar. K. Mahadevan, Naval officer in-charge Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will be the chief guest.

It will be held between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is located at 'Nimmadhi', Raja Street Extension, R. A. Puram.

For more details call 2464 0092.

Mylapore Times Kolu Contest

This year, the Contest is simple and different. Our photographer visits your house, records a short video clip of your core kolu and our judge selects the best after watching the clips. Sign up now!


1. Register yourself. Call us at 2498 2244 between Oct.15 and 17, only between 11am and 5 pm. Give your full name, address (landmark too) and contact number and theme of kolu (if any).

2. Our photographer will visit your house any day, any time between Oct.20 - 22, 9.30 am to 7 pm to record a very short video clip of your...

Ranga Mandira School to celebrate annual day

Ranga Mandira School located at Mandaveli is entering 8th year. This school is run by dancer Swarnamalya Ganesh.

A special program is organised on Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. at Dakshinamurthy auditorium, inside P.S. School, Mylapore.

The students will stage Srimad Ramayanam, a music, dance, theater balled incorporating Kamban, Valmiki and Balinese versions of the Ramayana.

Ranga Mandira School teaches various performing arts like classical dance, music, theater and folk arts. For more details log on to

Useful leads for Navaratri; buy dolls, get decorations, order sundal, . .

To help you as you plan for a great Navaratri, here are a few leads that will make life easy for you.

(Please mail us your own suggestions too- [email protected])


Mada veedhis of Mylapore are best spaces for random checks.

Sri Jyothi Handicrafts sells Krishna Leelai and Hare Rama sets of dolls from Kolkata at North Mada Street. (more…)

Tips to make a great Kolu / video

The Mylapore Trio of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation have been organising workshops and lec-dems on kolu.

Surendranath, one of the Trio, shares 2 tips here- Ceiling decoration is a must. Traditional dolls of marapachi should be included.

To view a video on the Trio giving tips click here.


On Oct.6 the Mylapore Trio have organised a workshop in Mylapore.

Call to register 93826 98811 / 93810 38385.

MTC bus kills a motorcyclist on San Thome High Road

An MTC bus, killed a motorcyclist and injured five others on San Thome High Road on morning of Oct.4.

Police said that reckless driving was the cause of the accident.

The motorcyclist Thulasi, a 49 year old from Vadapalani was crushed under the wheels of the bus and died on the spot. His daughter at the pillion escaped with minor injuries.

The driver of the bus Sundarapandian was arrested by the Adyar Traffic Investigation, currently probing the case.

The injured were admitted at Rajiv Gandhi Govt. General Hospital.

The bus, 6A route  from...

Collection of Lord Ganeshas that people treasure Part-3

This is the final part of the feature on people who have unique collections of Lord Ganesha.

Chaya Venkataraman is 45 years old and takes part-time Accountancy tuitions at home.

She has a painting depicting Ganesha with Mushika, written in 16 different names of Lord Ganesha in golden colour. It was a gift from a doctor friend from Ahemdabad.

Her other image depicts Lord Ganesha resting on his back and reading a book with one leg on the other, is made of 'Ma kal' and weighs half a kg. She bought it from Kumbakonam for Rs.50, in the year...

Probus Club celebrates elders day

Probus Club of Chennai, had organised International Day of the Elderly on Oct.1 at TAG Centre, Alwarpet.

About 250 seniors gathered on the occasion.

Gopalakrishna Gandhi, former Governor of West Bengal was the chief guest.

Rajendran Sabanayagam, President Rotary Club of Madras and Ann Lalitha Raghupathi, President, Inner wheel were the special guests.


Dance performance on Mahatma Gandhi at Narada Gana Sabha

Nrithyodaya and Narada Gana Sabha have organised 'Gandhi Mahan Kathai', a dance performance by Padma Subrahmanyam, actor Vineeth and 45 artistes with live music on Oct.2.

It will be held at 6.30 p.m. at Narada Gana Sabha, 314, TTK Road. Live webcast of the programme can be viewed at

This event is open to all. (more…)

Renovated showroom of Alliance Company opened

Alliance Company based in Mylapore had opened its renovated premises today, Sept.28.

Union Minister G. K. Vasan inaugurated the showroom.

Present for the occasion was ‘Cho’ Ramaswami, actors Sivakumar, S. V. Sekhar and theater actor T. V. Varadarajan.

Alliance Company is one of the oldest publishing houses in the city. It was started by V. Kuppuswamy Aiyar and is now managed by his grand son V. Srinivasan. The house has now completed 112 years.

It is located at 244/64, R. K. Mutt Road, Mylapore. (more…)

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