22 July

Special pooja for copious rainfall: The Karpagam Gardens Ladies Club is organising Ashwa Pooja at Karpaga Vinayagar temple on July 22, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. This pooja is to invoke Lord Varuna, who is the Rain God. The pooja will be followed by Soundarya Lahari Paraynam and a special abhishekam to Devi Bhuvaneshwari with 100 different ingredients. All are welcome. At 2nd link street, Karpagam Gardens, Besant Avenue. Ph: 24412168.

Tamil Play at Alliance Francaise of Madras: Shree Thaayaar Kalai Koodam will present the theatre ‘Naataru’ at 3 p.m. The play is for above 16 audience only. The play is screened at the Short + Sweet Theatre Festival 2018 held at the venue. Tickets can be booked at . For details contact 97909 85682. At College Road, Nungambakkam.

Programme at Hamsadhwani: D.K. Pattammal birth centenary concert by K. Gayathri accompanied by L.Ramakrishnan on violin, Vijay Natesan on mridangam and Chandra sekhara Sharma on ghatam at 6.15 p.m. 28th – Mayurapriya presents, Tamil play directed by V.Muthukumaran at 6.15 p.m. All are welcome. At Youth Hostel, 2nd Avenue, Indira Nagar. Ph: 97909 09567.

26th July

Narayaneeya Satsang Samiti, led by Meena Vaikundan, will be holding its 11th Annual Narayaneeya Triaham on July 26th, 27th and 28th from 9 a.m. to 1.p.m. Every day will commence with the chanting of Vishnu Sahasranamam, Lalita Sahasranamam and select verses from Devi Mahatmyam followed by intense and devotional chanting of all the 100 chapters from Srimad Narayaneeyam (spread over 3 days) and select chapters of Bhagavad Gita along with Linga abhishekam and Govinda Abhisekham. Devotees of all ages are welcome to come and celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna and Rukmini Swayamvaram (held like a typical wedding with all rituals like exchanging garlands, oonjal, pidi sutral, kalyana seer and tying the mangalyam) with soul-stirring bhajans and songs. At Amara Bharati Kalyana Mandapam, Thiruvanmiyur, Please contact 98407 45670, 94445 32069.

27th July

Theneer arangam, a meet for socialisation among senior citizens by Dignity Foundation at 4 p.m. It will feature a talk on ‘indoor gardening for senior citizens’. All are welcome. For registration contact 26210363, 98403 95943 and 75502 07456. At Oppilal School of Music, No. 54, 3rd Street, Abhiramapuram.

28th July

Cardiac Wellness Institute is conducting a half-day workshop on ‘Mind Heart Connection’ to help people improve their mental wellbeing and cardiac health from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Participants will get to learn on how to use the mind to enhance health from the psychologist, and finally practice heart-friendly asanas under the guidance of an experienced yoga instructor in the workshop.
At 21, 5th Avenue, Besant Nagar. Registration fee is Rs. 500 per person. Ph: 43192828 or 99404 08828.