Community Activities

Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival

The Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival in January each year is a four-day cultural feast in Chennai's oldest neighbourhood, Mylapore - The perfect heritage zone with iconic institutions, home to legends and the imposing Kapaleeswarar Temple. During this cultural extravaganza, Mylapore plays host to artists from various parts of Chennai and outside.

The festival is an earnest attempt to recreate the "Thiruvizha" or "Mela" kind of atmosphere, in the holy Tamil month of Margazhi when the whole of Chennai is celebrating what is called "The Music and Dance season". In many ways it is a confluence of arts that draws lovers of music and dance from all over the world to this part of India.

During the festival, scores of people gather in the different venues to partake of the events and celebrations. The "Maada Veedhis" or the streets around the temple are abuzz with vendors display their wares during the festival. The ever famous "Kolam" Competition or intricate patterns with rice flour is a visual white carpet treat that covers a part of the North Maada street! No festival is complete without food and the spread of nominally priced traditional food is a treat for the palate and the purse!

Block your calendar each year in January for the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival! Watch out for updates on this space from December.

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Sunday Kutcheri in the Park

Every first Sunday of the month, the sylvan surroundings of the Nageswara Park in Mylapore, come alive with the voices of young artists.

It provides children below 15, a platform to showcase their Classical musical talent. The unique feature of this programme is that, it is a mike-less concert.

Conceptualised and launched in February 2006, this platform has provided an opportunity to over 1200 children so far. It has gained a pride of place in the famous Limca book of records for the longest running, non-commercial, open-air Kutcheri for children.

We welcome people to listen and encourage the young aspiring artists on the first Sunday of every month, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Watch this space for monthly updates.

To apply, kindly contact us at 044 - 28881564 between 9 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. or email us at

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Navarathri at the Park


Navarathri at the Park is a three day music festival organised as part of the Dusherra Celebrations all over the nation. Held at the Chess Square of the Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore, the festival offers children below 15 years of age an opportunity to showcase their talent in classical music.

The unique feature of these concerts is that it is mike-less and gives children the freedom to express themselves through music without any inhibitions. The concerts are open to all visitors to the Park between 7 am and 8 am. Listen to young children over a piping hot cup of Coffee and then carry on with your morning walk!

To participate in Navarathri at the Park, please contact us at 044 - 28881564 between 9 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. or email us at

Weekend at the Park

Children! Come along... Weekend at the Park is specially for you at the Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore.

The Weekend at the Park has been conceived as a platform to organize art and craft workshops for children in the 8-12 age group. Using the Park's open spaces, children are encouraged to create interesting pieces of art and craft amidst a green environment. Experts in different forms of art and craft lovingly guide the children during the two-hour activity.

A number of workshops on Pottery, Bottle Painting, Worli Painting, T Shirt Painting, Zentangle, the Art of Zulu, Murals, and other interesting forms and techniques of art have been imparted to children. There will be more to come... So, remember to watch this space each quarter to check on the next exciting art and craft event. All materials are provided by us. So, just swing your hands and skip your way to the Park, children. We love you!

For more information, call Ph: 2888-1565.