Mylapore Festival – 2008
Mylapore Festival, an annual event in Chennai in the month of January is sponsored by Sundaram Finance and organised by Mr Vincent D’Souza of Mylapore Times. This year the festival was celebrated from January 3rd to 6th, 2008
The 4 day festival consisted of concerts in Parks at Mylapore, Folk Dance, Kolam Contest, heritage walks, Kokkalikattai Aattam and so on. The Kolam Contest and Kokkalikattai Aattam by a troupe from Wallajah took place on January 5th and 6th, 2008. I present some images taken on the concluding day.
Unlike the previous years, a few men participated in the Kolam contest this year.
I could see a number of foreign tourists watching with interest the Kolam contest.
Mr Vincent D’Souza of Mylapore Times, the organiser with volunteers.
The better half giving a helping hand to the gentleman to complete his Kolam.
Mr TT Srinivasa Raghavan, Managing Director of Sundaram Finance Ltd, the sponsor of Mylapore Festival being interviewed by the TV Crew of Jaya TV at the venue of Kolam Contest at Mylapore.
A foreign tourist being interviewed by the TV crew of SS Music at the venue of Mylapore Festival
The members of the Kokkalikattai Aattam Troupe getting ready for the event.
It is sunset time. The Kokkalikattai Aattam started. I could get the silhouette of the lead dancer.
(to be continued)