The annual thai poosam teppam thiruvizha (float festival) of Sri Kapali Temple, held from Jan 20 to 22 began on a grand note on Sunday evening.
The float built with a number of logs and oil barrels and with a structure atop was decorated. The temple tank and gopurams were lit with colourful serial lights.
On Sunday evening, goddess Karpagambal and lord Kapaleeswarar were decorated with flowers and special alankaram, taken out in a procession to the west side of the tank and then set in the teppam which did the rounds in the shallow water five times.
On Jan 21 and 22, Lord Singaravelar along with goddesses Valli and Deivanai will be taken around the tank seven and nine times respectively.
Vedam, Theveram and nadaswaram and other music programmes will be performed in the float during the rounds.
These events are scheduled to happen between 7 pm and 10 pm on all three days.
People are allowed into the tank on all sides to watch the teppam.
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...read more
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.
National Crafts Expo is on at Teja Bhavan, R. K. Mutt Road. On till Oct.29. On display will be exclusive Indian handicrafts,...read more
War Widows Welfare Association, R. A. Puram celebrated Elder’s Day in its premises on Oct.10. Around 50 elders including men and women of the Association, Vishranthi, an old age home at Palavakkam participated in these celebrations. MM. Rajendran, former Governor of Orissa was the chief guest. The President Savitri Vaidi and Vice President Susheela Rajendran were also present. (photo middle left). It was held at ‘Nimmadhi’, Raja Street Extension, R. A. Puram. Ph: 2464 0092. The programme included a magic show by R. Raman.(Photos...read more
Madras Youth Choir (MYC) was founded by late M.B. Srinivasan, a well-known music director and a pioneer in Indian Choral Music. The Choir has started the sub junior category. This is open for children of the age groups 6 to 9. Children will be trained in the art of choral music singing. Classes will be held at Children’s Garden School, Mylapore. MYC is also open for admission to its Junior Group - 10 - 15 years group. Adults and collegians who wish to join the Senior Choir can also contact MYC. For more details call 94449 30517, 99944...read more
Mahima Cultural Center, preschool and playschool located in Mylapore celebrated vijayadasami by organising akshara byasam (rice writing) ceremony for its school children. The children sat on their parents laps and wore on the nellu (rice). The school is located at Nattu Subaraya Street, Mylapore. Ph: 2467 2155.read more
The South Madras (Chennai) Bharat Scouts and Guides, Mylapore had organised a scout and guides pioneering camp at Besant Scout Camping Centre. Students were guides in knotting, lashing and tent pitching session. In the evening students participated in the campfire and presented songs and dramas. S. Shriram Dist Secretary was the chief guest for the campfire. Students also had the opportunity to do the gateway, Monkey Bridge, signaling tower and tree shelter. Cine actor Dilli Babu was the chief guest during the valedictory event. He...read more