TAMIL NADU

In Madurai Today

Religion

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

Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple: Chithirai Brahmotsavam, procession of deities, Masi Streets, 8 a.m.; North Masi Street, 7 p.m.; `Vedar Pari Leelai,' Meenakshi Naicker Mandapam, 7.30 p.m.

Karpaga Vinayagar Temple: Discourse on `Ramayanam' by Athalur Someswarar, Low Cost Colony, K.K. Nagar, 6 p.m.

Gita Bhavanam: Discourse on `Ramayanam' by Mukundachariar, 3 East Gate, 6.30 p.m.

Ramakrishna Mutt: Swami Chidghanananda Memorial Meeting, 8 a.m.; discourse on `Life and Teachings of Ramakrishnar' by Kamalatmananda, 5.45 p.m.; bhajan, 6.30 p.m.; discourse on `Kambaramayanam' by K. Ramamurthy, New Natham Road, 7 p.m.

Sivananda Satsangh Bhavan: Discourse on `Bhagavad Gita' by Swaroopananda, 70 Pechiamman Padithurai, 4.30 p.m.

Sivananda Study Circle: Discourse on `Bhajans' by Abhaya Meenakshi, Indira Gandhi Memorial Matriculation School, Tirunagar, 5 p.m.

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

Sathguru Sangeetha Samajam: Discourse on `Sundara Kandam' by B. Sundar Kumar, Lakshmi Sundaram Hall, 6.30 p.m.

Thiagarajar College: Discourse on `Srimad Bhagavatham' by N. Kannan, Tholkappiar Arangu, 6.30 p.m.

Samarasa Suththa Sanmarga Sathiya Sangam: Arutperunjothi Agaval Parayanam, Immayil Nanmaitharuvar Temple, 6 p.m.

Meenambigai Ramanama Bhajan Mandalam: Sri Rama Navami Mahotsavam, Ramanama jJpam, 7 a.m.; discourse by K. Venkatasubramaniam, 8.30 a.m.; bhajan, 1 p.m.; Dolotsavam, H 1024 Meenakshi Apartments, Ellis Nagar, 7 p.m.

Ramana Kendram: Ribu Gita chanting and Satsangh, 11 Chokkappa Naicker Street, 6.30 p.m.

Ramachandra Mission: Group meditation, Sundararajanpatti, Alagarkoil Road, 6.30 a.m.

Sathya Sai Seva Samiti: Sai bhajan, 21 Bharathiar Main Road, S.S. Colony, 5.30 p.m.

Communion Service: T. Chinnaraj Joseph preaches, Solomon Victus leads, American College Chapel, 6 p.m.

Culture

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 and 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 5.30 p.m.

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

Madurai Philatelists' Club: B. Karthikeyan speaks on `Errors in stamps,' Hotel Duke, 10 a.m.

Tirukkural: V. Irai Anbu, Commissioner, Disciplinary Proceedings, releases K.C. Agamudainambi's book, Pushparaj, principal, Arul Anandar College, presides, Hotel Tamil Nadu, Alagarkoil Road, 6.30 p.m.

Ambedkar Study Circle: Dalit Historical Month, Isaac Kathirvel releases book, Arasa. Murugupandian presides, Thilaga Viduthi, West Perumal Maistry Street, 4 p.m.

Bharati Desiya Peravai: V.N. Chidambaram introduces PL. Karuppiah's book, S. John Moses presides, Victoria Edward Hall, 6 p.m.

Raghavi Fine Arts: Release of compact disc on `Tsunami,' R. Chockkalingam presides, Chokkanathar Tirumana Mandapam, North Masi Street, 6 p.m.

General

Institution of Engineers: A. Mohanakrishnan, Chairman, Cauvery Technical Cell, speaks on `Water resources,' 1 Vivekananda Nagar, 100 Feet Road, Surveyor Colony, 6 p.m.

Canara Bank SC/ST Employees' Welfare Association: First circle conference, E.V.K.S. Elangovan, Union Minister of State for Commerce, addresses, Purushothamadas presides, Madurai District Tiny and Small Scale Industries Association Hall, Dr. Ambedkar Road, 8 a.m.

Vidiyal: Analysis of Union Budget, 10 a.m.; `Tamil Arangam,' Rathinapuram, 2 p.m.

Madurai Non-Formal Education Centre: S.M. Shamsudeen Ibrahim, Assistant Commissioner of Labour, inaugurates orientation programme on HIV/AIDS for heads of management of industries, M.V. Ashok Babu presides, Royal Court, 10 a.m.

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

Rakshna: Orientation programme for parents of autistic children, 4 Rajaji Street, Gandhi Nagar, 10 a.m.

Rotary International: Seminar on `Water management,' A. Mohanakrishnan speaks, Rotary Hall, 10 a.m.

Rotary Club of Madurai: Free medical camp, S.S. Hospital, Viswanathapuram, 5 p.m.

Madurai Jaycees: M.S. Muthuramun speaks on `Success formula,' Hotel Prem Nivas, 10 a.m.

M.S. Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation: Mental health education programme for families with mental ill patients, Retreat, Boys Town, Pulloothu, 11.30 a.m.

Hotel Madura Park: Malabar food festival, Palanganatham, 7 p.m.

Best Western Germanus: Idli festival, Bypass Road, 6 p.m.

Madurai Muslim Aikkiya Jamaat: Milad festival, A.E.S. Raja Hasnaffar Ali presides, P.T.R. Hall, Chockkikulam, 9 a.m.

Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre: Fundraising Workshop 2005, Mal Warwick, Mal Warwick Associates Inc. USA, speaks, Conference Hall, Melur Road, 9.30 a.m.

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