Monthi (Nativity)Fest 2015 Celebration pictures from Udupi, Mangalore, UAE, UK, Qatar, Kuwait, Bangalore, Oman....

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Monthi (Nativity)Fest 2015 Celebration pictures.


Monthi Fest celebrated Abbasiya Families, Konkani Community, Kuwait

Perampally Welfare Association – Kuwait celebrated “Monthi Fest”

United Mangaloreans Celebrate Monti Fest 2015

Shirva Welfare Association Kuwait (SWAK) celebrated Monthi Fest

Canara Welfare Association, celebrated Monthi Fest

Brahmavar Welfare Association Celebrates Monthi Fest

KWAK Celebrates Monthi Fest

Nativity Feast celebrated in Sohar, Oman

SKA London traditional feast of Nativity of Blessed Mother Mary

Udupi :
Monthi Fest Celebration at Milagres Cathedral

Monthi Fest Celebration at Kolalgiri

Monthi Fest Celebration at Pangala Church

Monthi Fest Celebration at St Antony church Kuntalnagar

Monthi Fest Celebration at St Peters Church, Barkur

Monthi Fest: Our Lady Of Fathima Church Perampalli

Monthi Fest Celebration at Kemmannu


Monthi Festh by Konkani Kulvar Ulsoor Bangalore.

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


Monti Fest Celebration at Goregaon

Monti Fest celebration at Dahisar


Monti Fest Celebration at Charkop, Kandivli West

Monti Fest celebration at Bhayandar West


Monti Festh @ St Lawrence Church Wagle Estate, Mumbai..


"KONKAN TARAM - JERIMERI", Mumbai, Celebrated Monthi Fest.

Monthi Fest Celebrated at St.Anthony Church,Vakola.

Canara Welfare Association, Andheri.

Monthi Fest Celebration at St. John’s Konkani Association, Marol.

Monthi Fest Celebration at Mira Road Church.

Irla church Annual procession for Monthi Fest 2015.


Monthi Fest at Infant Mary Church Bajjody

Monthi Fest Celebration at Sacred Heart Church, Suratkal

Monthi Fest Celebration at St Joseph Church Bajpe


Karaval Milan, Dubai Celebrated Monthi Festh.

Vamanjoorians UAE, celebrated a fun-filled Monthi Festh in Dubai

Mind Celebrates 1st Annual day along with Nativity feast

Monthi Fest Celebration by Belle Parishioners.

Kemmannu Flowers Committee Members Celebrate Monthi Fest.

Jebel Ali Assisi Konkani Communitycelebrated “Monthi Fest"

Mangalorean Friends Group celebrate Monthi Fest

Mussafah Konkani Community celebrate Monthi fest

Konkani Community of St. Josephs Cathedral, Abudhabi .

St. Josephs Cathedral, Abudhabi, celebrates Monthi Fest.

Doha Qatar:

DOHA : Monti Fest celebrated by MCA.

Monthi Fest Celebration at Our Lady of Rosary Church Doha Qatar.

Doha: Monti Fest Celebrated by MCC .

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 Sun, September-27-2015, 4:07
@Ronnie, thanks for your support, as we can not change their mind, let us forgive them.
Ajay, Bahrain Sat, September-26-2015, 8:41
Rather funny- why should one disagree with the wishes of Vincent, Udipi.

I fully endorse the views expressed by your writer Ronnie D’Souza

Ronnie D’Souza, Mumbai Fri, September-25-2015, 8:11
Sometimes, I wonder why Vincent’s comment was disagreed. Either the person did not understand. Else can you please explain why S/he disagrees?, try to sort out this problem


Vincent, Udupi Tue, September-8-2015, 12:14
Happy Feast to all
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