RELIGION

Selva Vinayagar Temple: `Kodi archana,' Railway Colony, 7.30 p.m.

Sakthi Vinayagar Temple: Discourse by S. Pragadiesh Palaniappan, LIC Colony, 6.30 a.m.

Koodal Alagar Temple: Discourse on `Tiruppavai' by R. Rangarajan, 7 a.m.

Madanagopalaswamy Temple: Discourse on `Lakshmi Kalyanam' by N. Vaidyanatha Dikshitar, West Masi Street, 6.30 p.m.

Saiva Siddhantha Sabai: Discourse on `Unmai Vilakkam' by T. Padmavathi, South Adi Street, Meenakshi Amman Temple, 10 a.m.

Dharmapuram Adheenam Mutt: Discourse on `Tiruvempavai' by T. Gurusamy Desigar, 397 North Masi Street, 7 a.m.

Tiruvalluvar Kazhagam: Discourse on `Tirumurai' by C. E. Sooriyamurthi, North Adi Street, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, 7 p.m.

Ramakrishna Mutt: Kalpataru festival, special puja, 8 a.m.; homam, 10.30 a.m.; discourse by Kamalatmananda, 11.15 a.m.; discourse on `Tiruppugazh' by N. S. Sundararaman, 5.45 p.m.; bhajan, New Natham Road, 6.30 p.m.

Chinmaya Mission: Discourse on `Bhagavad Gita' by Srinivas Chaitanya, Tamil Nadu Brahmin Association Kalyana Mandapam, Subramania Pillai Street, S.S. Colony, 6.45 p.m.

Samarasa Suththa Sanmarga Sathiya Sangam: Discourse on `Knowledge of deathlessness' by Jeganathan, 100 Muthu Nagar 1st Street, Ponmeni Main Road, Sammattipuram, 9 a.m.

Divine Life Society: Tiruppavai-Tiruvempavai recitation and bhajan, South Adi Street, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, 6.30 a.m.

Sivananda Satsangh Bhavan: Discourse on `Tiruppavai-Tiruvempavai' by T.K. Seshan, 5.30 a.m.; on `Srimad Ramayanam' by Ilathur Govindaraja Bhattachariar, 70 Pechiamman Padithurai, 6.30 p.m.

Gita Bhavanam: Discourse on `Tiruppavai' by V. L. R. Rajaram, 3 East Gate, 6.30 p.m.

Sat Sangam: Bhajan, 5.30 a.m.; Vishnu Sahasranama parayanam, S. S. Colony, 7 p.m.

Visvas Cultural Charitable Trust: Discourse on `Vishnu Sahasranamam' by Sannishtananda, 78 Tirupparankundram Road, Andalpuram, 6.30 p.m.

Bharati Yuva Kendra: Discourse on `Kuchelarum Kannanum' by Tiruchi Kalyanaraman, Ayira Vaisya Higher Secondary School, 6 p.m.

Tirunagar Tirumurai Mandram: Pavai parayanam, Siddhi Vinayagar Temple, Tirunagar, 5.30 a.m.

Gayatri Parivar: Gayatri Ashwamedha Mahayagna, Raja Engineering College, Sivaganga Road, 8 a.m.

Adiparasakthi Weekly Prayer Mandram: Weekly prayer, Geetha Bhavanam, East Gate, 3 p.m.

Vespers: Dhyanchand Carr preaches, J. Aruldoss leads, American College Chapel, 6 p.m.

Gospel for Every One: New Year celebration, Bhagad Singh Nagar, Kadachanendal, 5 p.m.

Good News Library: New Year service meeting, Gnanaolivupuram, 6 p.m.

CULTURE

Tiruppavai-Tiruvempavai Isai Palli: 52nd annual Margazhi Pavai Festival, free Pavai classes, South Adi Street, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, 5 p.m.

Andal Pavai Isai Palli: Free Pavai music classes for girls, 44 Srinivasa Nagar 2nd Street, Tirunagar, 6 p.m.

Aravindar Annai Trust: New Year's Day prayer, 11 A Kumaran Street, Tirunagar, 6 a.m., 10 a.m., 5.30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Madurai West Arivu Trust: Vedatri meditation and yoga, Dolphin School, Bypass Road, 7 a.m.

Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya: Free Rajayoga meditation classes, 36 Meenakshi Nagar, P and T Nagar; 40 Sambandamoorthy Street, 211/95 East Veli Street and 223 Church Road, Anna Nagar, 6.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Gandhi Memorial Museum: T. Ravichandran conducts yoga, meditation and pranayama class, 6 a.m., 10.30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre: Yoga for beginners, 6 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.; for women, 10.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.; for senior citizens, 5.30 p.m.; discourse by Govindananda, 23 Dr. Sathar Road, Anna Nagar, 5.30 p.m.

Ulaga Samadhana Alayam: S. V. S. Sundaramurti and A. S. Rengachari speak on `Kundalini yoga,' 138 Kamarajar Road, 7 p.m.

Ragapriya: Vocal concert by R. Sundar, Fortune Pandiyan Hotel, 6 p.m.

GENERAL

Yadava College: Contact programme for talented school students, T. Karunakaran, Vice-Chancellor, Gandhigram Rural Institute, delivers valedictory address, Tiruppalai, 3 p.m.

Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Chamber Trade Fair, Tamukkam Grounds, 11 a.m.

Vidiyal: New Year celebration, Rathinapuram, 9 a.m.

Agavizhi Parvaiatror Viduthi: New Year celebration, P. Palanirajan speaks, 5 Poriyalar Nagar 7th Street, Tirumalpuram, 4 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Meeting, YMCA, Main Guard Square, 11 a.m.; Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer Community Hall, Lake View Road, K. K. Nagar, 6 p.m.

Rajarajeswari Anmeega Ilakkia Mandram: Discourse on `Soodi Kodutha Sudarkodi' by N.S.K. Sangeeth Radha, Manicka Mandapam, 118 South Avanimoola Street, 6.35 p.m.