RELIGION

Selva Vinayagar Temple: Discourse on ‘Mahabharatham’ by S. Gnanasambandan, Railway Colony, 7.30 p.m.

Tiruvalluvar Mandram: Discourse on ‘Sivagnana Mabadiam’ by N. S. Sundararaman, S. S. Colony, 5 p.m.

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

Samarasa Suththa Sanmarga Sathiya Sangam: Arutperunjothi Agaval parayanam and discourse by D. Sengairam Pillai, Sarveswarar Temple, Anna Nagar, 6 p.m.

Divine Life Society: Tiruppavai-Tiruvempavai recitation and bhajan, Sivananda Sundarananda presides, South Adi Street, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, 6 a.m.

Sivananda Satsangh Bhavan: Tiruppavai-Tiruvempavai recitation, Swaroopananda presides, 70 Pechiamman Padithurai, 5.30 a.m.

Ayyappaswamy Temple: Magara Jothi darshan and vilakku puja, Pandian Nagar, Bypass Road, 6 p.m.

Anantha Ayyappan Baktha Sabha: Pitru puja, 5 p.m.; Thai Amavasai abishekam, Anantha Ayyappan Sannithanam, Alagarkoil Road, Mathur, 8 p.m.

Paramanandapuri Ashram: Discourse on ‘Bhagavad Gita’ by S. P. Geetha Bharati, 48 Kamarajar Road, 5.30 p.m.

Tiruppavai-Tiruvempavai Isai Palli: 108 tiruvilakku vazhipadu, South Adi Street, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, 6 p.m.

CULTURE

Tiruvalluvar Kazhagam: P. T. R. Kamalathiagarajan inaugurates 68th anniversary celebration; RM. Viswanathan delivers new year message; Tamizhannal speaks on ‘Tirukkuralil Pudumayum Puratchiyum,’ North Adi Street, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, 6.30 p.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 357 Anna Nagar, 6.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

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

Aanmeega Kalvi Nilayam: Free meditation class, Madurai Arivu Tirukoil, 24 Besant Road, Chokkikulam, 6 a.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.

Indian Institute of Yoga: R. Muruganandham conducts yoga therapy and pranayama classes, 5 Subramania Siva Street, Marudupandian Nagar, 6 a.m., 6.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.

Small Industries Product Promotion Organisation: Pongal Utsav, exhibition, Gandhi Museum, 10 a.m.

Philatelic Bureau: Exhibition of first day covers, Head Post Office, North Veli Street, 10 a.m.

Department of Tourism: Pongal Tourist Festival, Tirumalai Nayak Palace, 5 p.m.

Tamizhar Aaivu Mayyam: Pongal celebration, N. Mathivanan, District Collector, addresses, C. S. Rajan presides, Integrated Bus Stand, Mattuthavani, 9 a.m.

GENERAL

Madurai Corporation: ‘Samathuva Pongal’ celebration, G. Thenmozhi, Mayor, presides, Arignar Anna Maaligai, 8 a.m.

Vidiyal: Pongal celebration, 6 AA Road, Rathinapuram, 8 a.m.

Madurai Temple City Junior Chamber: Pongal celebration, G. Elangovan speaks, Balar Udhavi Sangam, 11 a.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Meeting, Rosary Church, Town Hall Road, 7.30 p.m.

For FridayRELIGION

Selva Vinayagar Temple: Discourse on ‘Mahabharatham’ by S. Gnanasambandan, Railway Colony, 7.30 p.m.

Tiruvalluvar Mandram: Discourse on ‘Tirukkural’ by Rama. Elakkuvanar, S. S. Colony, 5 p.m.

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

CULTURE

Centre for Propagation of Communal Harmony and Inter-Religious Amity: Pongal inter-religious prayer for world peace, S. Kannan delivers message, Madurai Institute of Peace Science, 24 Old Agraharam, Chinna Chokkikulam, 6 p.m.

Tiruvalluvar Kazhagam: 68th anniversary celebration; S. Kayarkanni speaks on ‘Tiruvalluvarum Tirumoolathevarum,’ M. Arunagiri presides, North Adi Street, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, 6.30 p.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 357 Anna Nagar, 6.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

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

Aanmeega Kalvi Nilayam: Free meditation class, Madurai Arivu Tirukoil, 24 Besant Road, Chokkikulam, 6 a.m.

Maharishi Ved Vigyan Bhavan: T. V. Rajendran conducts transcendental meditation class, 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.

Indian Institute of Yoga: R. Muruganandham conducts yoga therapy and pranayama classes, 5 Subramania Siva Street, Marudupandian Nagar, 6 a.m., 6.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.

Shri Kalakshethram: 163 aradhana of Saint Thyagaraja, 194 East Veli Street, 5 p.m.

Department of Tourism: Pongal Tourist Festival, Thuvariman, 8.30 a.m.

Philatelic Bureau: Exhibition of first day covers, Head Post Office, North Veli Street, 10 a.m.

Small Industries Product Promotion Organisation: Pongal Utsav, exhibition, Gandhi Museum, 10 a.m.

GENERAL

Boys Town Society: 44th Pongal celebration; S. Murugaiah, District Supply Officer; Rukmani Palanivel Rajan and Joe Homan address; P. N. Narayana Raja presides, Tirumangalam, 5 p.m.

Vidiyal: Pongal sports meet, St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School, East Veli Street, 8 a.m.

Azhagai Rajam Ramanathan Memorial Trust: 14th annual get-together of student beneficiaries, S. Ramanathan, managing trustee, presides, Rotary Hall, Madurai Sevashram, Old Natham Road, 10 a.m.

Rotary Club of Madurai West: Meeting, Fortune Pandiyan Hotel, 5.30 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Meeting, Grace Kennet Hospital, 7 p.m.