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The doors of Navarathri Mandapam open again
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The doors of Navarathri Mandapam open again

The audience will be back at the Navarathri Mandapam in Thiruvananthapuram to attend one of the country's oldest music festivals The audience will be back at the Navarathri Mandapam in Thiruvananthapuram to attend one of the country's oldest music festivals Music is central to any celebration in our country, and Navarathri is no different. During those nine days, apart from prayers, Shakti is invoked through music and dance. The otherwise quiet and desolate Navarathri Mandapam, adjacent to the Padmanabha Swamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, transforms into a venue for one of the oldest music festivals. It's the only time when this famed heritage structure is open to public.The festival dates back to approximately 1250 AD, when the king, who then ruled the region, received an idol ...