Category: Kapaliswarar Temple Utsavam
The 63 Movers and Shakers (Arupathu Moovar)
I have mentally classified them as the 63 Movers and Shakers since childhood. I think I must have heard Nandan Charittiram from my grandmother for the first time. Many years later, having attended Harikatha-s, seen movies, read Indira Parthasarathy’s play and then having learnt to think for myself, I realised that there are many more…
The Kapali Temple Festival, in 1802
One of the most fascinating aspects of the Kapali temple is the way snippets of history keep coming up. Here is a description of the temple festival as seen in 1802!
Adhikara Nandi at Kapaliswarar Temple, 2022
Kapali is back! It felt nice to be at the Adhikara Nandi sevai at the Kapaliswarar Temple in Mylapore today as part of the Panguni Uthiram festival. #Mylapore, #Mayilai, #Kapali, #AdhikaraNandi
Mylapore -End of a heritage precinct?
Mylapore -End of a heritage precinct? The recent decision of the Government to ‘redevelop’ the streets surrounding the temple spells doom for whatever little heritage that is left. It will also stress the infrastructure even more. #Mylapore, #KapaliswararTemple
When the Kapali temple festival was NOT held
This year with the annual festival at the Mylapore Kapaliswarar Temple having been cancelled owing to the Coronavirus outbreak, I take a look at instances in the past when the celebration was not held.
When the Goddess is Bathmasini #Kogul
One of the advantages of living in Mylapore (also known as centre of universe) is that the Kapaliswarar temple is just a short distance away. And so this evening I set out by walk after dinner, to resume a practice I must have left in 1976 – seeing the alankaram of Karpagambal during Navaratri. There…
Devotee Discipline Needed at Kapali Festival
Despite the best efforts of the police and the temple authorities, lack of discipline among devotees makes the Panguni Uthiram at Mylapore a civic problem.
Walking With Kapali #PanguniUthiram
The Vrshabha Vahanam is a highlight of the ten day Kapaliswarar Temple Panguni Uthiram festival. Join Sriram V on March 15th at 10.00 pm for a tour.
City celebrates despite Govt. indifference
The annual December Music Festival has been in progress in various pockets of the city during the next couple of weeks showcasing concerts of both classical music and dance. It is a niche event given the miniscule numbers that follow these arts, yet it has an inordinately high profile. The Season as we know it…
Freebies in God’s Name
From being wonderful acts of charity, the thanneer pandals and food kiosks set up during the Kapali Temple festival have become serious challenges to cleanliness. They also encourage our local populace, which is so fond of freebies, to ask for anything and everything.
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