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A Holy and Humble Hall for Sacred Functions

A Holy and Humble Hall for Sacred Functions

There is a proverb which says  வீட்டை கட்டிப் பார் கல்யாணத்தை பண்ணிப் பார். The actual meaning of this is to emphasize the various difficulties in the process of constructing a house and organizing a marriage. While we have a lot of bankers like State Bank of India, which provide professional guideline through the entire process of housing loans, for weddings there are actually two daunting tasks that the bridal party faces. They are:

  1. Finding a wedding hall within the budget and in an ambient atmosphere within each reach of invitees.
  2. Various processes that are associated with a marriage like invitations etc.

While visiting the Sri Ahobila Mutt temple in Selayur the other day, I had an opportunity to learn about the excellent architect premises in a holy atmosphere. The hall is named as Satari Bhavanam. Almost all the criteria pertinent to an ideal marriage hall is met here and it exceeds the bridal and groom's party expectations. The expenses seems to be very low too. And the added advantage of being away from the hustle and bustle of polluting city. You can check out Satari Bhavanam at the following address for more details:

Sri Satari Bhavanam,
8, Arthi Nagar,
East Tambaram,
Chennai, Tamilnadu,

Telephone: + 914422397567

While collecting more details, I had an opportunity to gather from my MSN Calendar that two of my colleagues from my previous organization had thier family weddings held here. They were:

  1. Mailchalam Shanmugam (who is resident of Dhairyalakshmi Street, Rajeswari Nagar, Selayur, Chennai -- 600 073 -- Neighbor for me and Neighbor for the Wedding Hall too). I am not sure whether he is still in the same organization and to know more about the wedding hall and details, you can check out his number +914422276969. He is a very polite and helpful person and should be able to help you out with other contact details.
  2. Aravinthan Narayanan

And next coming to organizing wedding processes, while I was residing at West Mambalam, I know of these website operators called, who are pioneers in providing packaged and end-to-end solutions for weddings. They have an attractive package called "A Marriage Within One Lakh". Check out their website for more details.


Balaji Pitchumani said…

I searched for Mailachalam and found one more link on his wife too. Check out this one

Are you in touch with him still?


Thank you for sharing your dropping by view and sharing your views. Good we found more members of our erstwhile classic network.

I am not currently in touch with any of those old CS folks since more than two years. How about you?

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