RELIGION

Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple: Navaratri festival; Amman kolu alankaram: ‘Gundotharanukku Annamidal;’ flute duet by Madurai S. Parvathi and S. Meenakshi, 5 p.m.; discourse by R. Selvaganapathi, 6 p.m.; Bharatanatyam by Harshavardani, 7 p.m.; light music by T. M. S. Selvakumar, Tirukkalyana Mandapam, 8 p.m.

Ramanuja Kootam: Discourse on ‘Acharya Hrudayam’ by R. Rangarajan, Koodal Alagar Temple Street, 6 p.m.

Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Devasthanam: Navaratri utsavam, 5 p.m.

Kasi Viswanathar Temple: Navaratri celebration, South Avani Moola Street, 5 p.m.

Karpaga Vinayagar Temple: Navaratri festival; sahasranamam, 10 a.m.; puja, Poonga Nagar Colony, K. K. Nagar, 6.30 p.m.

Arasamaram Pillaiyar Temple: Navaratri celebration, Kamarajar Road, 7 p.m.

Varasiddhi Vinayagar Temple: Navaratri festival, laksharchana, 5 p.m.; Tirumurai music by Sivaprakash, Palamedu Main Road, Ashok Nagar, 6 p.m.

Dasakaliamman Temple: Navaratri festival, Chinnakadai Street, South Gate, 7 p.m.

Mahadurgaiamman Temple: Navaratri festival, Silaiman Puliyankulam, 7 p.m.

Sringeri Sankara Mutt: Vocal concert by Chinnamanur Sisters, 4 p.m.; Lalitha Sahasranamam laksharchana, 88 Amman Sannithi Street, 6.30 p.m.; Bypass Road, 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Shirdi Sai Temple: Navaratri festival, Vishnu Sahasranamam parayanam, 9.30 a.m.; discourse by Revathi Subbulakshmi, 10 Tirupparankundram Road, Andalpuram, 5.30 p.m.

Sathya Sai Seva Samiti: Navaratri festival, discourse on ‘Bhagavad Gita’ by Swaroopananda, 38/34 Lakshmipuram 3rd Street, 6 p.m.

Chinmaya Mission: Navaratri festival, bhajan, 7th Cross Street, Doak Nagar, 6.30 p.m.

Anantha Ayyappan Baktha Sabha: Navaratri utsavam, Anantha Ayyappan Sannithanam, Alagarkoil Road, Mathur, 5.30 p.m.

Tiruppavai-Tiruvempavai Isai Palli: Navaratri celebration, Lalitha Sahasranamam laksharchana, South Adi Street, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, 6 p.m.

Nagarathar Vijayadasami Festival Committee: Navaratri celebration, Nagara Viduthi, 25 North Chithirai Street, 6.30 p.m.

Tiruvalluvar Kazhagam: Discourse on ‘Kannappa Nayanar’ by Sadatcharam, North Adi Street, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, 7 p.m.

Tiruvalluvar Mandram: Discourse by T. Arunachalam, Sakthi Velammal Nagar, 5 p.m.

Ramakrishna Mutt: Bhajan, New Natham Road, 6.30 p.m.

Vallalar Ashram: Discourse by K. R. Sankaranandam, Vallalar Nagar, Anuppanadi, 11 a.m.

Samarasa Suththa Sanmarga Sathiya Sangam: Discourse on ‘Vallalar’ by T. R. Chandrasekar, North Adi Street, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, 7 p.m.

Govinda Dasa Seva Samajam: Venkatesa utsavam, devotional songs by M. G. Gnaneswari, 6 p.m.; Bharatanatyam, 8 p.m.; devotional songs by N. Nagalakshmi, 25 Mahal 6th Street, 9.30 p.m.

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

Gate of Heaven Church: English service, 8 a.m.; Tamil service, Ellis Nagar, 6.30 p.m.

Vespers: D. G. Jeyapaul preaches, C. Vijayakumar leads, American College Chapel, 6 p.m.

Church of Christ: Sunday service, M. Manickam delivers message, Gnanaolivupuram, 6 p.m.

CULTURE

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 357Anna Nagar, 6.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

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

International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre: Yogasana classes for beginners, 6 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.; for women, 10 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.; for senior citizens, 5 p.m.; satsangh, 23 Dr. Sathar Road, Anna Nagar, 5.30 p.m.

Maharishi Ved Vigyan Bhavan: T. V. Rajendran conducts transcendental meditation classes, Gandhi Museum, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Yoga Research Centre: V. Saravanan conducts yoga therapy classes, Department of Philosophy, Madura College, 6.30 a.m.

Ulaga Samadhana Alayam: S. V. S. Sundaramurti speaks on ‘Kundalini yoga,’ 138 Kamarajar Road, 7 p.m.

Gandhi Museum: Gandhi Jayanthi celebration, I. Singaram, Registrar, Madurai Kamaraj University, delivers valedictory address, A. G. S. Rambabu, former MP, presides,6 p.m.; ‘sinthanai pattimandram,’ G. Gnanasambandan moderates, 7 p.m.

Tamil Nadu Gandhi Smarak Nidhi: Gandhi Jayanthi celebration, S. Gnanasekaran speaks, M. Ramasamy presides, Manthai Thidal, Avaniapuram, 6.30 p.m.

Heritance Madurai: Madurai Utsavam, festival of dance and music, 11 Melakkal Road, Kochadai, 6 p.m.

Nagaichuvai Mandram: G. Gnanasambandan speaks, N. Sethuraman presides, Meenakshi Mission Hospital, 10 a.m.

Agavizhi Parvaiatror Viduthi: Poetic symposium, S. Senthi presides, Tirumalpuram, 4 p.m.

Swarna Social Welfare Centre: Exhibition of handicrafts, Malar Mahal, PP Chavadi, Theni Main Road, 10 a.m.

GENERAL

Madurai Kamaraj-Manonmaniam Sundaranar-Mother Teresa-Alagappa University Teachers’ Association: 19th general conference, K. Swaminathan flags off rally, 9 a.m.; R. Karpaga Kumaravel, Vice-Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University; R. T. Sabapathy Mohan, Vice-Chancellor, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, and T. K. Rangarajan, vice-president, CITU, address; V. Ponnuraj presides, Maharajan Ambalam Rajammal Tirumana Maligai, Iravathanallur, 9.45 a.m.

Madurai District Consumer Protection Movement: Executive committee meeting, N. S. Ponniah presides, Vadamalayan Hospital, Chokkikulam, 10.30 a.m.

Andiappa Thevar Birthday Committee: Birth anniversary celebration of A. Andiappa Thevar, Sivalingeswarar of Kamakshipuri Adheenam presides, New College House, Town Hall Road, 6 p.m.

Aquatic Association: Stalin Arockiaraj inaugurates State-level age group swimming meet, MGR Stadium, Race Course, 10 a.m.

M. S. Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation: Tamil Nadu Open University contact classes for M. Sc. (Counselling and Psychotherapy) students, 662 K. K. Nagar, 10 a.m.

Valluvar Educational Society: Solid waste management awareness programme, Netaji Main Road, Vilakkuthoon, North Masi Street and East Avani Moola Street, 5 p.m.

Rotary Club of Madurai North West: Navaratri celebration, 75 F 1 North Street, Singarayar Colony, 7 p.m.

The Gateway Hotel: Andhra food festival, Pasumalai, 7 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Meeting, Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer Community Hall, K. K. Nagar, 7 p.m.