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Mylapore Festival 2020

Jan 9 - 12

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  • Festival Dates: The 2020 edition of the festival is from January 9 to 12, 2020.
  • Events: Features some 30 events with over 100 artistes performing. The main shows are at Sannidhi Street square, Mylapore, opposite Sri Kapali Temple. Other activities are held around¬†this core area.
  • Kolam Contests: The two Kolam Contests are on Jan.11 & 12, 3.30 p.m. onwards. North Mada Street.
  • Click here for Festival 2020 schedule in English
  • Click here for Festival 2020 schedule in Tamil


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

    Participants 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

    Members of Self Help Groups display and sell utility, 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 Walks

    Explore temples. Old houses. Traditional Food Joints

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  • Exhibitions

    Two Exhibitions 1. Photos of old Mylapore. 2. Cloth Dolls

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  • Eco Products Bazaar

    Organized by Organic Farmers Market.

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  • Food Street

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

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  • Music and Talks

    One Concert and two Talks. In vintage bungalow.

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  • Photo Gallery

    Visual record of all the action.

  • History

    Archives of this Festival

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  • Festival Contact

    Contacts you can use

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