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Mylapore Festival 2019

Jan 10 - 13

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  • Festival: The 2019 edition of the fest
    (Jan 10 to 13) will feature over 30 events with over 100 artistes performing. The main shows are at Sannidhi Street square.
  • Kolam Contests: The two Kolam Contests will be on Jan.12 & 13, 3.30 p.m. onwards. North Mada Street.
  • Click here for festival 2019 schedule.


All great cities have a soul. Mylapore can rightfully claim to be the soul of Chennai (Madras) city here in south India. It pre-dates Chennai's birth in the 17th cent. and has seen the city grow as it has, its own. Mylapore retains the look and feel of an old neighborhood, the culture and heritage typically south Indian, yet it has not escaped development. This place that is proud of its arts, culture and tradition and people is just the setting for a cultural festival. A festival held in its very heart and around a great temple. Held every year in early January. Vango!

  • Main Stage

    Dance, music, folk, theatre. Held in the temple square every evening.

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  • Kolam Contest

    Over one hundred people design kolams on one street on 2 days.

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  • Rangoli Contest

    Over 30 people design Rangoli kolams on street.

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  • For Kids

    Workshops and contests - to learn and appreciate young.

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  • Crafts Zone

    People display and sell colourful stuff. Very Indian.

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  • Souvenirs

    Take home Mylapore illustrations, framed pictures, fridge magnets

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  • Traditional Games

    Pallankuzhi, dayakattam - as contests for all age groups.

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  • Park Concerts

    Young musicians perform in a public park. Without amplification.

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  • Heritage Tours

    Walks-Explore temples. Old houses. Traditional Food

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  • Exhibitions

    Photos of life in the 1960s/70s - stage, temple, home, family, events on campus

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  • Volunteer

    Call for Volunteers!

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  • Food Street

    A line of stalls offer Indian snacks and food, prepared hot, served fast.

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  • Art Show

    Open air display of works of city artists

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  • Eco Products Bazaar

    Made by Members of Self Help Groups, entrepreneurs.

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  • Festival Record

    Visual record of all the action.

  • History

    Short stories of this fest

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