Monthi (Nativity)Fest 2014 Celebration pictures around the world

Kemmannu News Network, 27-09-2014 13:22:32

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Monthi (Nativity)Fest 2014 Celebration pictures.


Kanara Catholics in Nairobi mark Monthi Fest.


Monti Fest in Vienna.


SKA London celebrated its 35th anniversary and Monthi Fest.


Feast of nativity celebrated by Perth Konkans.


Qatar: MCA, Monthi Fest.

Dubai: Kemmannu Flowers Monthi Fest.

Kuwait Abbasiya Families celebrate Monthi Feast.

Kuwait: SWAK celebrates Monthi Fest.

Monthi Fest by KBWA, Kuwait.

Monthi Fest Celebration by Karaval Milan, Dubai.

KWAK Celebrates Monthi feast in Kuwait.

Dubai: Vamanjooreans Celebrate Monthi Festh.

Kuwait: KCWA celebrates Monthi Fest.

Monthi Fest Celebration by Mangalorean Friends, Abu Dhabi.

Monthi Fest Celebration by Managlorean Catholic Community of Sohar, Oman.

Mothi Fest by MCC Doha Qatar.

Mothi Fest at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Abu Dhabi.

Monti Fest at St. Mary’s Dubai.

Doha Qatar: Monthi Fest celebrated at Our Lady of Rosary Church Doha.


Monthi Feast by KCA Nallasopara.

Monthi Feast  by Holy Family Chakala.

Monti Feast  at Kandivli.

Monthi Feast  by MCA Pune.

Monthi Feast Celebration by KONKAN TARAM – JERIMERI.

St.Theresa Konkani Assn. Bandra Celebrates Monti Feast.


Andheri Marol C.F.C Celebrates Nativit Feast

Monthi Fest celebrated at Maharastra Konkan Association, Mumbai

Monthi Fest at St. Joseph’s Church Mira Road.


Monthi Fest celebrations at St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Banasawadi, Bangalore

Monthi Festh Celebrated At Saccidananda, Capuchin Provincialate, Bangalore

Monthi Festh Celebrated by St.Peter’s Konkani Kutamb Bangalore

KONCAB- Holy Ghost Church, Richards Town, Bangalore


Monthi Fest at St. Patrick Church Siddakatte .

Taccode Holy cross church Nativity feast

Nativity Feast Celebration in St Joseph Church Bajpe Mangalore

Udupi :

Monthi Fest Celebration at Our Lady of Lourdes church Kanajar

Monthi Fest celebrated at St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Mudarangady

Monthi Fest Celebration at Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur

Monthi Fest Celebration at Our Lady of Health Church - Shirva

Monthi Fest at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Katapadi

Monthi Fest at Our Lady of Fathima Church, Mundkur

Monthi Fest celebrated at St Ann’s Church Thottam

Monthi Fest at Sacred heart of Jesus church Kolalgiri

Nativity Feast Celebration in Shankerpura Pangla Parish

Monthi Fest Celebration at Mount Rosary, Kallianpur

Kemmannu : St Theresa Church Celebrate Monthi Fest

Los Angeles:

Los Angeles: Mangaloreans in California Celebrate Monthi Fest

Bishop’s Message

Bishop of Udupi conveys his "Monthi Fest" message

About Monthi Fest:

The Nativity of Our Lady or the birthday of our beloved Mother Mary, also called as "Monthi Fest" by Mangalorean Catholic community is also celebrated as a harvest festival .As per the local history, “Monthi Fest” has its origin in Farangipet in the outskirts of Mangalore. Here, Fr. Joachin Miranda, a Goan Catholic priest of secular credentials, who lived around 250 years ago, started this practice on top of a hill, on the northern bank of the Nethravati river where lies an ancient place called Monte Moriano.

The term ’Monthi’ has been derived from the word ’Monte’ and over the years has been modified to be known as ’Monthi Fest’. On this solemn occasion, the Catholics partake in a community feast or a family feast having only vegetarian dishes.

The celebration usually starts 9 days in advance with novena prayers to mother Mary, during which period small children take special pride in offering flowers everyday. The grand celebration of Monthi Fest is held with traditional gaiety and religious fervour at all the Churches which are decorated tastefully for the occasion. Special masses, feasts, religious ceremonies and a series of festivities in churches, parishes and homes is the order of the day.

On this special day, the Catholic community members take the freshly grown paddy stalks to their respective churches in a procession as an offering of the first bounty of nature to Mother Mary. Special prayers are offered pleading the Holy Mother to keep the fertility of the nature for generations to come and provide all the bounties of nature to the children of the world.

It is a tradition in Mangalore for the families to gather together and share a vegetarian meal consisting of at least of 5 vegetarian dishes. The dishes, “alu-dento" and "vorn" are the must in every household. The grains taken form blessed paddy stalk or corn is added to the "vorn" and offered to the members of the family in a symbolic gesture of thanksgiving for our . They continue to celebrate Monthi fest in whatever way they can in their countries and enjoy the nostalgia connected with their own families and parishes back home.

Comments on this Article
Vincent, Udupi Sat, September-13-2014, 7:53
Nice, great job...
Oswin, Dubai Mon, September-8-2014, 12:21
Happy Feast to all over the world
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