RELIGION

Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswami Temple: Vaikunda Ekadasi festival, Mohini alankaram, Nachiar Tirukolam, Namperumal purappadu from sanctum sanctorum, 6 a.m., reaching Arjuna mandapam, 7 a.m., arayar sevai, 7.30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; and 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.; Vellisamba amudhu thirai 2.30 p.m.; Podhu jana sevai 4 to 4.30 p.m.; purappadu from Arjuna mandapam, 5 p.m.; reaching Arya Bhattal vassal, 5.30 p.m.; reaching Garuda mandapam, 7 p.m.; purappadu from Garuda mandapam, 8.30 p.m., reaching sanctum sanctorum, 9 p.m.; (SATURDAY): Namperumal purappadu from sanctum sanctorum, 3.15 a.m., `Paramapatha Vaasal' tirappu, 4.15 a.m., tirukottagai pravesam, 4.30 a.m.

Sri Bashyakarar Kainkarya Sabha: Discourse on `Thiruppavai' by A. Ramabadrachariar, Sri Venkatachalapathy Temple, BHEL Township, 6.30 p.m.

Srimad Ubayavedantha Acharya Peetam and Sri Andal Charitable Trust: Tiruppavai kalakshepam by R. Kannan swami, Sri Veeraraghava Ramanuja Koodam, Srirangam, 7 p.m.

Sri Ramanuja Siddhanta Sabai: Discourse on Thiruppavai by Bashyam Iyengar, Sri Nachiar Temple, Woraiyur, 6.45 p.m.

Vageesa Baktha Jana Sabai Samarasa Sudha Sanmarka Sangam: M. Vaidyanathan speaks on `Tirunavukkarasar', Panchavarna Swami street, Woraiyur, 7 p.m.

Sri Ananthakrishna Varadarajaperumal Temple, Angarai: Bhajan, 5.30 a.m.

Organising Committee: Sri Parasara Badri Narayana Bhattar Swami delivers Tiruppavai discourse, Sri Parasara Bhattar Swami Tirumaligai, South Uthira street, Srirangam, 7.15 a.m.

Tirukkural Kazhagam: Margazhi festival, Bharathi Nesan delivers discourse on `Mahabaratham', Annai Kasturiba Gandhi marriage hall, Nadu Guzili street, 7.15 p.m.

Sringeri Sath Sangh: Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam, Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam, Sri Sarada Bhujangam, Sringeri Sankar Mutt, Srirangam, 6 p.m.

Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Parayana Sabha, Srirangam: Parayanam, Sri Maruhti Pilgrims house, 122. South Chitra street, 6 p.m.

Sri Swarna Vinayagar Temple, Ponnagar: Sri Lakshmi Sahasranama Parayanam, 6 p.m.

Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple Trust, Indira Nagar: Vaikunda Ekadasi festival, Sri Mohini alankaram, 7 p.m.

CULTURE

Tiruchi Tamil Sangam: P. Kirubasankar speaks on `eye ailments', West Boulevard Road, 6.30 p.m.

Srimaan Trust: `Divya Dharshanam' state level spiritual exhibition, Dr. Chittrambalam Matriculation School, East Adayavalanjan street, Srirangam, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

State Department of Art and Culture, South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur and the District Arts Centre: Vaikunda Ekadasi cultural festival, Tamizhisai by Koviladi Mathuvaprasad troupe, 6 p.m., Mohiniyattam by Sujitha and Ushanandini troupe, 7 p.m., bharathanatyam by Tushara team, Mela Chithirai street, Srirangam, 8 p.m.

Rasika Ranjana Sabha: Bharatham and Kuchupudi performance by Mumbai Kazhanjali Natyalaya troupe, Reveathi Muthuswami of Srirangam Bharatha Natyalaya, presides, FGN hall, 6.30 p.m.

Vairichettipalayam Tamil Sangam: S. Krishnamoorthi, S. Varadarajan and S. Sabtharishi speak, Kalvikarpagam school, 6 p.m.

GENERAL

Anna Science Centre-Planetarium: Winter Science camp, 10 a.m.

National Book Trust, India and the New Century Book House: Book exhibition, Chathiram bus stand, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation: All India handicrafts exhibition, IMA hall, Salai Road, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

State Planning Commission: Regional level discussion on 11th Five Year Plan, the Transport Minister, K.N. Nehru, inaugurates, the Forest Minister, N. Selvaraj, and the Mayor, Sarubala R. Tondaiman, speak, M. Naganathan, Vice-Chairman, State Planning Commission, presides, SGSY Complex, Bharathidasan Salai, 9.15 a.m.

Samayapuram Mariamman Temple: Release of the book on the temple's `Sthala varalaru,' K.R. Periakaruppan, Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, participates, temple premises, 8 a.m.

Department of Health: Opening of Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre and health awareness exhibition by the Mayor, Sarubala R. Tondaiman, C. Nagarajan, Joint Director, Health Services, presides, Srirangam Government Hospital campus, 10 a.m.

District Administration: Meeting on Value Added Tax, Ministers K.N. Nehru and N. Selvaraj, Collector, Ashish Vachhani and others speak, Hotel Ajantha, 6 p.m.

Department of Handlooms: Inauguration of district level handloom fabrics exhibition, the Transport Minister, K.N. Nehru, inaugurates, the Forest Minister, N. Selvaraj, distributes insurance amounts to weavers, Devar Hall, W.B. Road, 5 p.m.