Welcome to Mylapore Kolam festival.
All great cities have a soul. Mylapore can rightfully claim to be the soul of Chennai city here in south India. It pre-dates Chennai’s birth 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 then is also just the setting for a cultural festival. That is why the Sundaram Finance sponsored Mylapore Kolam Festival is organised every year in January, on the eve of the local harvest festival of Pongal.
What began as a simple Kolam contest for the community in the year 2001 organised by the neighbourhood newspaper, Mylapore Times (www.mylaporetimes.com), has now grown into Mylapore Kolam Festival.
Four days. Over 12 venues, 30 plus events, 300 artistes. And thousands of people who visit and soak in it.
Mylapore Kolam Festival, Chennai’s most unique festival held in the spaces all around the famed Sri Kapaleeshwarar Temple and at the Nageswara Rao Park ia a festival truly worth participating and witnessing
Be part of the festival whenever it’s organised and announced in newspapers & other media
Enjoy the carnival at least virtually : Some more pictures of traditional Tamil ladies making the age-less, timeless traditional Tamil Kolams in the ‘one-of-its-kind’ carnival of Mylapore, Chennai. Every state in India should organise this kind of festival with their own Kolams, their own Rangolees & their own Alponas :