Special Prayers start early on Ganesha on Chaturthi

Pillayar Temple, Papakura, Auckland from September 1 to 12, 2019 Venkat Raman Auckland, August 25, 2019 Day-long prayers, three Grand Abhishekams, Special Prayers for the Lord, Bhajans and Processions are among the activities planned as a part of Ganesha Chaturthi at the Ganesha (Pillayar) Temple located at 4 Dent Place, Papakura in South Auckland. Remover of All Obstacles For more…

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Quadragennial Deity brings millions to Kancheepuram

‘Athi Varadar’ will next rise from the Pond in the Year 2059 Venkat Raman Hindus believe that their favourite Lord beckons devotees unto Him for a Dharshan, often once or twice in that person’s lifetime. In the case of Athi Varadar in Kancheepuram, such a boon generally occurs only once in a person’s lifetime for He ‘surfaces from water’ every…

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Onam brings harmony and festive spirit

Venkat Raman Friendly people showering respect and hospitality, entertainers in colour costumes and men and women serving at least 18 different food items will witness the return of ‘Onam,’ the most colourful festival of the people of South Indian State of Kerala. Organised by the Auckland Malayali Samajam, the Onam Festival will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from…

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Young Carnatic Music Masters due in Auckland, Hamilton

Venkat Raman Three young masters, each with a record of critical acclaim will jointly perform at two Carnatic Music Concerts, one each in Auckland and Hamilton next month. Auckland Concert Vignesh Ishwar (Vocal), L Ramakrishnan (Violin) and Tanjore Praveen Kumar (Mridangam), popularly known as ‘Praveen Sparsh,’ will form the trio in the ‘Emerging Masters Series’ of the Auckland based Rasikas New Zealand…

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Tamil Karaoke Star 2019 Finalists announced

Venkat Raman Five singers from three countries are featured as Finalists in the ‘Tamil Karaoke Star 2019,’ a maiden venture by the Auckland based Rambutan Media Works New Zealand Limited. Director Yugendran said that three participants from New Zealand and one each from Canada and Malaysia will vie for the Winner’s Title in the Finals to be held next month.…

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