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Mylapore Festival 2013

Jan 10 - 13

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  • Cyclerickshaw Tour. Daily 5 pm onwards. Book at Fest office (opp. Rasi store). Rs.50 / person. 45min ride.
  • Elai Sapad - enjoy traditional lunch at a Mylapore house. Call 9840544629. limited bookings. On Jan.13 only.
  • Shoot Photos of Fest. Info posted on Fest blog.


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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  • For Kids

    Workshops and contests - to learn and appreciate young.

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  • Crafts Zone

    Young people display and sell colourful stuff. Very Indian.

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  • Gallery

    Visual record of all the action.

  • Souvenirs

    Take home T-shirts, caps, Mylapore illustrations, framed pictures

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  • Traditional Games

    Pallankuzhi, dayakattam - as contests for all age groups.

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  • History

    Short stories of this fest

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