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Mylapore Festival 2024

Jan 4 - 7

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  • Festival Dates: Festival Dates: January 4 to 7, 2024. 10 venues, over 30 events, about 100 artistes. On streets / spaces around Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore
  • Live events: Nagaswaram, Classical and Folk dance and music, Theatre, Heritage Walks, Workshops
  • open and closed venues.
  • Kolam & Rangoli Contests. On Jan. 6 and 7, afternoon. North Mada Street, Mylapore.
  • Souvenirs sale: T-shirts, theme bags, Mylapore landmarks' Illustrations, postcards.
  • Click here for Festival 2024 schedule
  • Click here for Festival 2024 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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  • Workshops / Kids

    Workshops and contests - to learn and appreciate young.

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  • Park Concerts

    Young musicians perform in a public park. Without amplification.

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  • Self Help Groups

    Members of Self Help Groups display and sell utility, colourful stuff. Very Indian.

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  • Souvenirs

    Take home T shirts, wall art, theme bags, Mylapore landmarks' Illustrations.

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  • Traditional Games

    Pallankuzhi, dayakattam - as contests for all age groups.

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  • Chess Tourney

    at Nageswara Rao Park, Luz.

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  • Cookery Contest

    Theme 1: Payasam. Theme 2: Sundal

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  • Heritage Walks

    Explore temples. Old houses. Traditional Food Joints

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  • Food Street

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

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  • Exhibitions

    All things (Kuja, Safe, Pallankuzhi, Trunk etc) Vintage Exhibition

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  • Post Cards Mela

    This Nook invites children pick up post cards, write / paint and drop off the card in Post Box

  • Quiz

    All questions on Mylapore.

  • 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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