Monthi Festh 2016 by SPKK Bangalore

Simon Lasrado
Kemmannu News Network, 09-09-2016 05:31:31

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St.Peter’s Konkani Kutamb, Bengaluru celebrated Monthi Fest (Nativity of our Blessed Virgin Mary), at St.Peter’s Church Rustham Bhag, Off Old Airport Road,Bengaluru on Thursday, September 8, with a Holy Mass in Konkani at 8 am.

The blessing of New Paddy by Fr Richard Rego S.J. was held outside of the church near Oxford building and brought in a procession singing Konkani hymn "Sakkad sangatha melyan", children led the procession with beautiful flowers.Unlike previous years this year Konkani Mass was celebrated first,The Parish Priest Fr.Arokiaswamy Sebastian  narrated the importance of different harvest festivals  of different community in India. Fr.Adrian Mascarehnas the former Parish Priest con-celebrated the Mass.

After the Mass the blessed paddy was distributed to the devotees.  This was followed by  the  children  gathering  near   the  Grotto in front of Mother Mary’s statue to honor Her.

As the choir sang the beautiful Konkani hymn, ’Moriyek hogolshiyam’, the children showered colourful flowers on Mother Mary.

Fr Richard Rego said in his introduction about the importance of Monthi Festh. In his message he stressed on family values, and urged to keep Mangalurean Konkani culture alive.

Throughout the Mass Konkani choir sang melodious hymns

After the Mass the Secretary of SPKK  proposed the vote of thanks. Both the Secretary and President of Konkani Kutamb expressed their gratitude to all those who contributed generously and to those who actively took part in the celebration.

Blessed Novem mixed with sweet Roce was distributed  to the devotees followed by breakfast.

Sugarcane were distributed to the gathering in a true Mangalorean  traditional way.

There were around 250 people gathered and they cherished every moment of this celebration. And his event reminded everyone of their good old days in Mangalore.

On the whole, Monthi Saibinichem Fest was celebrated by St.Peter’s Konkani Kutamb Bengaluru, in a very grand and traditional way, with the support of all the members and their families.


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