Mylapore Festival - games

Mylapore neighbourhood’s cultural festival

In an attempt to use public spaces for cultural activities, Mylapore Festival has been organised year after year since 2002. From kolam competition to heritage walks, classical dance to folk performances are set to be organised in and around Mylapore’s famed Kapaleeswarar temple. Nearly 40 events will be held at various venues in this neighbourhood in Chennai, between January 4 and 7, 2023.

Sundaram Finance has been organising concerts at Nageswara Rao Park, in the Luz neighbourhood. An event held in the morning without any electronic amplification. There is a chess tournament in collaboration with Chess Academy. The kolam contest on Saturday and Sunday is a big hit in this festival.

The ‘Spirit of Mylapore’ award is given at the festival to individuals / organisation who have been a part of Mylapore’s culture and contributed to the society.

This community-driven festival with the support of Sundaram Finance and journalist Vincent D’Souza, publisher of Mylapore Times Newspaper is a much look forward to festival by the residents of Mylaopre and across the city. The festival is free to attend and is open to all.

Events for Children:

At Nageswara Rao Park, Luz.
Jan. 6 (Saturday) – Workshop I: African art – Tinga Tinga.
Jan. 7 , 2024 (Sunday) – Workshop II: Cloth Bag making
Open to children Age: 8 – 12 years. Time: 8 am -10 am
All art materials will be provided by Sundaram Finance for free. Workshop restricted to 25 children.
To register, SMS (child’s name) (date of birth) (mention the art & craft workshop you wish to attend) to 94458 66508

At Nageswara Rao Park, Luz.
Dates: Jan 6 & 7. Timings – 8.15 am to 10.30 am
Categories: Under 8, Under 10, Under 12
To register, SMS (child’s name) (date of birth) to 94458 66509. Participants should be present on both days


Jan 6 & 7 / For Teens. For Adults. Separately.
Venue: Lady Sivaswami Ayyar Girls School, Mylapore. Bring your own play accessories.
Dayakattam – Jan. 6. 4 pm / Limited to max. of 7 games.
Pallankuzhi – Jan. 7. 4 pm / Limited to max. of 20 games

Jan 6 & 7 / North Mada Street, Mylapore (east end)
Registration at the spot starts 2.45 pm – at North Mada Street (east end). The contest starts at 3.15 pm.
Kolam – 75 slots. Both days. / Rangoli – 25 slots. Both days. First come first serve

All event details are at

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