Written by London swaminathan

Date: 25 May 2019
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Post No. 6441

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Thiruppugaz festival was held in London Murugan Temple in East London today. Over 100 devotees attended the festival. The dedicated band of singers sang Thiruppugaz of Sr Arunagrinathar in classical Ragas.  Arunagirinathar of 15th century was a sinner turned saint. His uniques 1300 verses belonged to a special genre. Till today no one could supass him in the Sandha style/genre.

Thiruppugaz festival  is being celebrated every year under the Leadership of Mrs Jayanthi Sundar who conducts regular Skype classes. Devotees of Lord Murugan (Skanda/ kartikeya) are trained by her in the chosen Ragas. This is the seventh consecutive year for the event. Mr Balasubramanyam and his wife Mrs Padma Balasubramanyam of Ilford organise the event in the temple Hall. Last year they had around 70 people. Every year the number of Thiruppugz singers are increasing and we saw over 100 people today. Sri Sundar spoke at the end about Sri Kanchi Shankaracharya’s special interest in this event. He conveyed Acharya’s blessings to one and all.

Following is the invitation sent to Greater

London devotees.




Cordially invites you for the

7th Annual Tirupugazh Festival on

May 25, 2019, Saturday 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM at the

East Ham Murugan Temple

We request all Anbargals to participate with family and friends and receive the blessings of

Shree Valli Devasena Samedha Subramaniar

Mahaprasad at 1.00 PM

Venue: London Murugan Temple

78 Church Road

London E12 6AF

Tel: 0208 478 8433

Please feel free to write to us for any further detail or the song list.

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