Young Tamil artists remember Black July with exhibition at City Uni

Young Tamil artists from across Europe last month remembered the 1983 pogrom against the Tamils, Black July with an exhibition at the City University in London. The exhibition, which was organised by the Tamil Youth Organisation UK, featured artists from the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland and Denmark.

Nallur chariot festival attracts thousands to Jaffna

Photographs: Mayurappriyan for Tamil Guardian The annual chariot festival, therthiruvizha, of the historic Nallur Kandasamy Kovil attracted thousands of devotees to Jaffna on Sunday. The most popular fixture of the month-long thiruvizha or annual festival, the chariot festival sees the Tamil-Saivite deity Murugan paraded through the streets of Nallur. Thousands of devotees from across the Tamil homeland and diaspora, as well as tourists, flock to Jaffna for the annual festival.

Nallur Kandasamy Kovil Thiruvizha commences with flag-raising

The Nallur Kandasamy Kovil's annual Thiruvizha officially commenced on Friday with the inaugural flag-raising ceremony. The historic temple's festival will last 25 days and traditionally sees thousands flock to Jaffna from across the Tamil homeland as well as around the world.

Nallur flag blessed in preparation for annual Thiruvizha

Preparations are underway for the historic Nallur Kandasamy Kovil’s annual Thiruvizha which will commence tomorrow with the inaugural flag raising ceremony. Today the temple held 'kodicheelai kaiyalippu', the traditional handing over of the flag silk, with a procession and poosai to bless the flag.

Chariot festival at Nainai Nagapoosani Amman Kovil

The Nagapoosani Amman Kovil in Nainathivu celebrated its annual chariot festival on Saturday.

Malathy Tamil Academies of Denmark celebrate student sporting achievements

Tamil schools in Denmark celebrated their students’ sporting achievements with their annual sports festival last week.

Tamil identity under the spotlight at student event featuring M.I.A.

British Tamil students discussed Tamil identity and the experience of growing up Tamil at a panel event hosted by student groups in London.

ANBU video launch opens up conversation on childhood sexual abuse

A video series and publication supporting those impacted by childhood sexual abuse (CSA) within the Tamil community was released by Toronto-based non-profit organization Abuse Never Becomes Us (A.N.B.U.). The publication showcases the lived experiences of five individuals that were impacted by CSA. One contributor writes, “What I want is for you to believe me. Believe me when I say something horrible happened to me as a child. I want you to hear how these events have affected me and to take them seriously. I want you to know that my story is not a rare one. So many people in the Tamil...

Ealing Amman festival attracts thousands

Over 10,000 devotees filled the streets of West Ealing as Shri Kanaga Thurkkai Amman Temple (SKTAT) held their annual ther (chariot) festival. Every year the event is attended by members of the Tamil community all over London, as well as from overseas but also attracts many visitors of other cultures and faiths. Three chariots, each holding the deities Shri Kanaga Thurkkai Amman, Pillayar and Murugan left the temple early in the morning being pulled by eager devotees. The moving chariots were accompanied by pilgrims showing their devotion in many ways: many carried paal kudams (pots of milk)...