Monthi Festh by Konkani Kulvar Ulsoor Bangalore

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Kemmannu News Network, 09-09-2015 19:56:22

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Konkani Kulvar, Ulsoor, Bangalore celebrated Monthi Festh (Nativity of our Blessed Virgin Mary), at Our Lady of Lourdes Church,Cambridge Road,Ulsoor Bangalore on Tuesday, September 8, with a Holy Mass in Konkani at 8.00 am,

The blessing  of New Paddy by Fr Arun Prashanth D’Souza S.J. was held  outside of the church and  brought in a procession  singing  Konkani hymn "Sakkad sangatha melyan",children  led the procession with beautiful flowers and  gathered down to  the Grotto in front of our beloved Mother Bambina Mary to honor Her.

As the choir sang the beautiful Konkani hymn, ’Moriyek hogolshiyam’, the children showered colorful flowers on Our dearest ‘Mother Mary’  Fr.Arun Prashanth while addressing the crowd said in his introduction about the importance of Monthi Festh.

This was followed  by  Holy Mass in Konkani celebrated  by Fr.Arun Prashanth  D’Souza S.J.. In his message he  stressed on family values, and urged to keep  Mangalurean Konkani culture alive.  Throughout the Mass melodious Konkani choir played a major role in enriching the spirituality of the event  led by  Mrs Bernadette Lewis and Mr.Marian D’Souza with their dedicated team.
At the end of the Mass, merit students Miss Recheal  Cressida D’Souza and Miss Anna Rachel Menezes  were awarded with momento and Certificate. And Miss Nithal Olivera was awarded Scholarship Cheque which were distributed by the Parish Priest.

And also the Parish Priest Fr.Norman Bernard,Asst Parish Priest Fr.Vijay and guest Priest Fr.Arun Prashanth D’Souza were honoured with the shawl by the office bearers of Konkani Kulvar.

After the Mass Mrs.Laura Menezes proposed the vote of thanks.Both she and
Dr.Ajith Benedict Rayan President of Konkani Kulvar expressed their   gratitude to all those who contributed generously and actively took part in the celebration.

Breakfast was given in the Church hall followed by Blessed paddy(Novem) and sugar cane were distributed to the devotees  in a true Mangalorean traditional way. 

There were around  200 devotees  gathered for this feast and they cherished every moment of this celebration as this event reminded everyone of their good old days in Mangalore.

On the whole,  Monti Saibinichem  Festh was celebrated by Konkani Kulvar Ulsoor, Bangalore, was  in a very grand and traditional way, with the support of all the members and their families.

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