Fine Arts & Literature

  • Watch Chennai Maadham (Chennai Month) Festival Live from Oct 8

    Wednesday, October 05, 2022 11:33 PM IST, Chennai

    Watch the month-long Chennai Maadham (Chennai Festival) live on Youtube, Facebook and Internet Radio by accessing the links given below with effect from 1830 hrs IST on October 8, 2022. Brought by chennai2000plus.com and Chennai Culture magazine

  • பல லட்ச ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்னரே சென்னையில் ஆதிமனிதன் வாழ்ந்திருக்கிறான்

    Sunday, October 03, 2021 10:37 PM IST, Chennai

    சென்னை 2000 ப்ளஸ் அறக்கட்டளை கொண்டாடும் இந்த சென்னை மாதத்தில் தினந்தோறும் ஒரு செய்தி, ஒரு அறிக்கை வெளியிடப்படும். வாருங்கள், தொன்மையான சென்னையின் உண்மையான வரலாற்றைத் தெரிந்து கொள்வோம். உற்றார் உறவினர்களுடன் பகிர்ந்துகொள்ளுங்கள்)

  • Sthalapuranam of Vengeeswarar Temple confirms Kodambakkam, Chennai are ancient

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 07:46 PM IST, Chennai

    Puliyur is an ancient and historical place as recorded by the Sthalapuranam of the Vengeeswarar and Bharathvajeswarar Temple (Sri Vaaleeswaram) at Puliyur. Puliyur Kottam is the ancient name for Chennai. Inscriptions in Puliyur temples confirm that Chennai is ancient

  • Real name of Kodambakkam is Kodalambakkam

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 07:16 PM IST, Chennai

    The real name of Kodambakkam is Kodalambakkam (Kodal + pakkam)). Kodal is the name of a flower that grew in these parts, as recorded in ancient Tamil literature. The sthalapuranam of the Vengeeswarar temple in Kodambakkam (ancient name Puliyur) provides details of Kodalambakkam, and of Tamil scholars Vageesa Munivar and his guru Paramanandha Munivar, both of whom lived in Kodalambakkam. This showed that Kodambakkam and other parts of Chennai were ancient.

  • செப்டம்பர் 30 -- அரசாணையின் மூலமாக சென்னை பெயர் மாற்றம்

    Tuesday, October 06, 2020 09:43 PM IST, Chennai

    September 30 is the official birthday of Chennai, when Madras was renamed as Chennai (through a Government order) in keeping with the aspirations of the Tamil people, its culture, language and civilization. Happy Birthday, Chennai

  • P K Muthusamy, writer-lyricist in centenary year -- did not want to be a burden to mankind

    Sunday, October 04, 2020 12:43 AM IST, Chennai

    P K Muthusamy died at the age of 100 as a poor man, living all alone at his village near Rasipuram. He wrote about 60 Tamil film songs but also created a sensation by making a plagiarism charge against his former chief minister and film-world colleague M Karunanidhi

  • Ku Ma Ba Centenary -- the man who brought chaste Tamil into film lyrics

    Sunday, October 04, 2020 12:25 AM IST, Chennai

    Ku Ma Ba, as he was known, was actually proficient in writing chaste and classical Tamil and went on write over 600 film songs for leading music directors like G Ramanathan, KV Mahadevan, TG Lingappa, Sudarsanam, Salil Chowdhury and so on, in films starring MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, SS Rajendran, Vijayakanth among others. Born on May 13, 1920, at Velukkudi village in undivided Thanjavur district, to Marimuthu-Govindammal in an agricultural family, his centenary has been ignored

  • Centenary of lyricist Maruthakasi ignored

    Monday, July 27, 2020 05:25 PM IST, Chennai

    Maruthakasi write over 4,000 lyrics for 250 Tamil films, working with all-time great music directors and actors like MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, SSR and Gemini Ganesan, and heroines like Savithri, Bhanumathi and Padmini. It is unfortunate that the Tamil film industry has not cared to celebrate his Centenary this year.

  • Balamuralikrishna 90th birth anniversary

    Monday, July 06, 2020 03:43 PM IST, Chennai

    கர்னாடக இசை உலகின் ஜாம்பவானாகத் திகழ்ந்த எம்.பாலமுரளி கிருஷ்ணா, 1930-ம் ஆண்டு ஆந்திர மாநிலம் கிழக்கு கோதாவரி மாவட்டத்தில் சங்கரகுப்தம் என்ற ஊரில் பிறந்தவர் (ஜூலை 6). இன்று, அவரின் 90 வது பிறந்த நாள் அன்று, அவரின் சாதனைகளை நினைவுகூருவோம்.

  • Va Ve Su Ithihaasa Paathirangal lecture on Viswamitrar

    Sunday, April 26, 2020 07:57 PM IST, Chennai

    Tamil scholar Dr Va Ve Su presented a lecture on sage Viswamitrar as part of the Ithihaasa Paathirangal lecture series organized by Chennai 2000 Plus Trust and Vivekananda Cultural Centre at Vivekananda House, Chennai, on November 25, 2018.

  • Growth of religion is linked with literature in Chennai region

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 11:32 PM IST, Chennai

    Several religious faiths had their following here in the past as can be seen from many of the vestiges that were left behind in literature and architecture.

  • God dropped Avatar route, and made Aazhvaars of human beings: M A V

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 04:17 PM IST, Chennai

    Tamil scholar Dr M A Venkatakrishnan inaugurated the 12-month series on Aazhvaars at Parthasarathy Swamy Temple on every Ekadasi day.

  • Chennai 2000 Plus presents Talk on Tamizhai Valarkkum Bhakti by TNR

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 04:06 PM IST, Chennai

    The Chennai 2000 Plus Trust and Sri Krishna Sweets are presenting a special Talk on Tamizhai Valarkkum Bhakti by Dr T N Ramachandran

  • Chennai 2000 Plus and Sri Krishna Sweets present series on Aazhvaars

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 03:51 PM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust and Sri Krishna Sweets present a 12-month series on Aazhvaars (Alwars) beginning November 22, 2015 at Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Temple, Thiruvallikeni.

  • Vairamuthu lauds role of Odhuvaars in protection of Tamil

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 03:42 PM IST, Chennai

    Odhuvaars of temples have played a vital role in protecting and nurturing Tamil songs right from the 5th century till now, and their services in the cause of Tamil music and literature were truly laudable, said Kaviperarasu Vairamuthu in Chennai on December 21, 2015.


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