MISCELLANEOUS

In Madurai Today



RELIGION

Selva Vinayagar Temple: Thai Pongal, Railway Colony, 7.30 p.m.

Tiruvalluvar Mandram: Discourse on `Tiruvempavai' by Raja. Uma Rani, Sakthi Velammal Nagar, 5 p.m.

Ramakrishna Mutt: Discourse on `Thiruvembavai' by Kalarani Rengasami 5.45 p.m.; bhajan, 6.30 p.m.; discourse on `Pongal' by Kamalatmananda, New Natham Road, 7 p.m.

Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Devasthanam: Vaikunda Ekadasi festival, 8.30 a.m.

Tiruvalluvar Kazhagam: Discourse on `Tamil Amudham' by T. Rajaram, North Adi Street, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, 6 p.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.; Pongal Vizha and Pavai prize distribution, 70 Pechiamman Padithurai, 6.30 p.m.

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

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

Sanichakra Mantralayam: Saneeswara agni yagam, Yogiyar Nagar, Pykara, 6 p.m.

Akila Indiya Samarasa Sanmarga Sathiya Iyakkam: Community prayer and discourse by N.M. Jothi Subramaniam, Subramaniaswamy Temple, Tirupparankunram, 10.30 a.m.

CULTURE

Tiruppavai-Tiruvempavai Isai Palli: 52nd annual Margazhi Pavai Festival, free Pavai classes, 5 p.m.; Tiruvilakku Puja, South Adi Street, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, 6 p.m.

Thirunavaukkarasar Music Research Trust: Thevara Isai Parayanam, Thiruvavaduthurai Adeena Madam, Dhanappa Mudali Street, 6 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, 23 Dr. Sathar Road, 5.30 p.m.

Maharishi Ved Vigyan Bhavan: T.V. Rajendran conducts transcendental meditation classes, Gandhi Museum, 10.30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Sathguru Sangeetha Samajam: 54th annual music festival, vocal concert by T.V. Ramprasadh, Lakshmi Sundaram Hall, 6 p.m.

Kendriya Vidyalaya: Dance performance by Aparna Rajesh, School premises, Narimedu, 5 p.m.

Small Industries Product Promotion Organisation: Craft Bazaar, all-India handicrafts exhibition, Madurai District Tiny and Small Scale Industries Association Hall, Dr. Ambedkar Road, 10 a.m.

GENERAL

YMCA: Inauguration of Annual A.O.S. Conference 2006, M. Rajasekharan, Director, Pandyan College of Pharmacy, Chief guest, Hotel Tamilnadu, Alagar Koil Road, 5.30 p.m.

JCI Madurai Temple City: Pongal Day celebration, T. Ilango, former zonal president, Chief guest, Balar Udavi Sangam, Kamarajar Road, 10.30 a.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Meeting, M.S. Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation, K.K. Nagar, 7 p.m.

For Sunday

RELIGION

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

Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Devasthanam: Vaikunda Ekadasi festival, 8.30 a.m.

Ramakrishna Mutt: Discourse on `Life and Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna' by Kamalatmananda, 5.45 p.m.; bhajan, New Natham Road, 6.30 p.m.

Vallalar Ashram: Discourse on `Pattinatharum Vallalarum' by Subramaniam, Vallalar Nagar, Anuppanadi, 11 a.m.

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

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

Tiruvalluvar Kazhagam: Tiruvalluvar Day, Seminar, North Adi Street, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, 9 a.m.

Sivananda Satsang Bhavan: Discourse on `Bhagavad Gita' by Swaroopananda, 70 Pechiamman Padithurai, 6.30 p.m.

Vespers: John Samuel preaches, J. Aruldoss leads, American College Chapel, 6 p.m.

CULTURE

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

Maharishi Ved Vigyan Bhavan: T.V. Rajendran conducts transcendental meditation classes, Gandhi Museum, 10.30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Ulaga Samadhana Alayam: 25th memorial day of Paranjothi, 138 Kamarajar Road, 6.30 p.m.

Sathguru Sangeetha Samajam: 54th annual music festival, vocal concert by Sudha Raghunathan, Lakshmi Sundaram Hall, 6 p.m.

Agavizhi Parvaiatror Viduthi: Nagaichuvai programme, 5 Poriyalar Nagar 7th Street, Tirumalpuram, 2 p.m.

Small Industries Product Promotion Organisation: Craft Bazaar, all-India handicrafts exhibition, Madurai District Tiny and Small Scale Industries Association Hall, Dr. Ambedkar Road, 10 a.m.

GENERAL

Government of Tamil Nadu Department of Tourism: Pongal Tourist Festival, Kancharampettai, 9 a.m.

Chamber of Amateur Radio of Madurai: V.T. Sadasvian speaks on `AC Theory,' Sourashtra Higher Secondary School, Kamarajar Road, 10 a.m.

Rotary Club of Madurai North West: Dr. Jeenabai Memorial Cricket Tournament, S. Rethinavelu, President, Tamilnadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, inaugurates, Madura College ground, 9 a.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.

Boys Town Society: 40th Pongal celebrations, Joe Homan, Founder and President, presides and distributes prizes, Francois Training Centre Building, Tirumangalam, 6 p.m.

Lions Clubs International: Official visit of District Governor S. Murugesamurthy, Bell Hotel, Tamil Sangam Road, 5.30 p.m.

Azhagai Rajam Ramanathan Memorial Trust: 10th annual get-together of student-beneficiaries, V. Abhai Kumar, Principal, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, chief guest, Madurai Sevashram, Old Natham Road, 10.30 a.m.

Public Welfare Guards: Meeting, M. Meenakshi Sundaram speaks, 4 Nethaji Street, Kosakulam, 5 p.m.

Madurai Philatelist Club: Meeting, R. Maya Thevar, president, Netaji Trust, speaks, Sethupathi Hr. Sec. School, North Veli Street, 10 a.m.



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