Nativity Feast celebrated in Karnataka coast, around world with devotion


Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje/Spoorthi Ullal/Melwyn Mascarenhas

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru/Udupi

Mangaluru/Udupi, Sep 8: Devotees across the coastal districts celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Nativity, or commonly known as Monthi Fest with joy and devotion on Wednesday September 8. For the second year on the trot, the celebrations at churches were moderate due to the restrictions owing to coronavirus pandemic.

Monthi Fest, marking the birthday of Mother Mary, is celebrated after the nine-day Novena. Mangalureans spread across the globe celebrate this feast with utmost devotion.


St Lawrence Church, Bondel


Rosario Cathedral, Mangaluru


St Anthony Church, Kuntalnagar

Like last year, strict safety measures were followed in churches according to government's guidelines. Only a limited number of faithful were allowed inside the churches, social distancing was followed and wearing mask was mandatory.

Rituals such as procession and offering of flowers by children were absent due to the restrictions. However, the faithful were allowed to offer flowers to Mother Mary individually.

The Mass at the churches will be followed by feast food at homes with family gatherings. Newly grown rice is part of the feast which is symbolically distributed in churches after blessing.


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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    Great is your Name Lord ! Your Majesty fills the Earth !! We are extremely Happy to Celebrate our dear Mother's Birthday today !! At home we all will join together to eat our New Corns and Vegetables !! THANK YOU DEAR LORD AND OUR BELOVED MOTHER FOR THIS GIFT !!!

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  • John, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    Blessed Virgin Mother's Birthday message on how to be Divine or Good to defeat the Satan (of Pride, Lust, Anger, Hatred....) with the Rosary in a message to Maureen dated August 5, 2021... The Blessed Virgin Mary says: "Praise be to Jesus." "Dear children, as it is My earthly birthday today, (Church celebrates on Sept 8th) Papa God allows Me the privilege of addressing you." ....... (Our Lady is holding a rosary made of rosebuds.) ....... She says: "This is the weapon that will defeat Satan. The rosary* is more powerful than any nuclear weapon. This is why Satan - the enemy of your salvation - opposes your rosaries with such vehemence. Be on guard for his tactics to defeat your prayers. He uses time against you." ....... "When you arise each morning, ask Me for the grace to be able to pray well - from the heart. It is in this way that Satan's plans are revealed both in your own lives and in the world. He is the enemy you cannot see, but is always the enemy of any good - great or small. He is already defeated for all eternity and is jealous of each soul's opportunity to earn Heaven. Be obedient to Papa God's Commandments.** This is the path that places you in the Refuge of My Immaculate Heart. Once in My Heart, I will defend and rescue you from Satan's lies." ....... "Earthly life is always a battle between good and evil. Carry your rosaries with you as a sign to Satan that you belong to Me." ....... "I am your Refuge of Holy Love and your strength." ....... Read 1 Timothy 2:1-4+ * The Messages of Holy and Divine Love at Maranatha Spring and Shrine. *Happy Feast to All*

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  • John, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    Blessed Virgin Mother's Birthday message on how to defeat the Satan (of Pride, Lust, Anger, Hatred....) with the Rosary in a message to Maureen dated August 5, 2021... The Blessed Virgin Mary says: "Praise be to Jesus." "Dear children, as it is My earthly birthday today, (Church celebrates on Sept 8th) Papa God allows Me the privilege of addressing you." ....... (Our Lady is holding a rosary made of rosebuds.) ....... She says: "This is the weapon that will defeat Satan. The rosary* is more powerful than any nuclear weapon. This is why Satan - the enemy of your salvation - opposes your rosaries with such vehemence. Be on guard for his tactics to defeat your prayers. He uses time against you." ....... "When you arise each morning, ask Me for the grace to be able to pray well - from the heart. It is in this way that Satan's plans are revealed both in your own lives and in the world. He is the enemy you cannot see, but is always the enemy of any good - great or small. He is already defeated for all eternity and is jealous of each soul's opportunity to earn Heaven. Be obedient to Papa God's Commandments.** This is the path that places you in the Refuge of My Immaculate Heart. Once in My Heart, I will defend and rescue you from Satan's lies." ....... "Earthly life is always a battle between good and evil. Carry your rosaries with you as a sign to Satan that you belong to Me." ....... "I am your Refuge of Holy Love and your strength." ....... Read 1 Timothy 2:1-4+ * The Messages of Holy and Divine Love at Maranatha Spring and Shrine. *Happy Feast to All*

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  • Simon Lasrado, Sullia/Bangalore

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    ದಾಯ್ಜಿ ವ‌ಲ್ಡ್.ಕೊಮ‌ಚ್ಯಾ ಸರ್ವ್ ವೀಕ್ಶ‌ಕಾ0ಕ್ ಅನಿಕ್ ತುಮ್ಚ್ಯಾ ಕುಟ್ಮಾಚ್ಯಾ ಹರ್ಯೆಕ್ ಸಾ೦ದ್ಯಾ೦ಕ್ ಬೊರೆ೦,ಸಮದಾನೆಚೆ೦,ಸೊ೦ತೊಸಾಚೆ೦ ಅನಿಕ್ ಸಮ್ರದ್ದೆಚೆ೦ ಮೊ೦ತಿ ಸಾಯ್ಬಿಣಿಚೆ೦ ಫೆಸ್ತ್, ನೊವ್ಯಾ ಬೆಳ್ಯಾಚೆ0 ಫೆಸ್ತ್, ಕುಟ್ಮಾಚೆ0 ಫೆಸ್ತ್ ಆನಿ0 ಚ‌ಲಿಯೆ0ಚೆ ಮಾಗ್ತಾ0ವು ಭಾಗೆವೊ0ತ್ ಮೊರಿ ಬಾಳೊಕ್ ತುಮ್ಕಾ0 ಸ‌ರ್ವ್ ಭೆಸಾವಾನಿ0 ಬೊರು0ವ್ದಿ ಆನಿ0 ತುಮ್ಚ್ಯಾ ಕುಟ್ಮ‌ಚ್ಯಾ ಸ‌ರ್ವ್ ಸಾ0ದ್ಯಾ0ಕ್ ರಾಕೊವ್ನ್ ವೊರು0ವ್ದಿ ಮುಣ್ ಆಮಿ0 ಮಾಗ್ತಾ0ವು.

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  • Louis Miranda, Ferar / Kuwait

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    Happy Monthi Fest to all.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Banner, Puttur / Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    ನಿದೋಂವ್ಕೀ ಸೊಡ್ನ ಸ್ವಸ್ತ್. ಬೋಬ್ ಮಾರ್ತ ರಾಣಾಂತ್ಲಿ ಹಸ್ತ್. ದೇವ್ ನಿವ್ರಾಂವ್ದಿ ಪಿಡೆ-ಶಿಡೆಚೆಂ ಖ್ಯಾಸ್ತ್. ರಾಂದಯ್ ದುವ್ಲಿ ಉದಾಕ್ ಆಸಲ್ಲೆಂ ತಸ್ತ್. ಪಾವ್ಸಕ್ ದಾವೊನ್ ಹಾಡ್ಲಿ ರಾಂದ್ಪಚಿ ವಸ್ತ್. ಬಾಜರಾಂತ್ ರಾಂದಯ್ಕ್ ಮೋಲ್ ಜಬರ್ದಸ್ತ್. ಬೊರೆಂ ಮಾಗ್ತಂ ತುಂಮ್ಕಂ ಮರಿ ಮಾಯೆಚ್ಯಾ ಜಲ್ಮಾಚೆಂ ಫೆಸ್ತ್.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    Karathein Sukhein(with ambade), Gosalen Thel Piyao, Sonay Sukhe, Moog Keerl Sukhe, Alun Dento curry, sannas, roce and vorn .... Shankar, you are so mall these items so well. The old times strictly all vegetables in the odd numbers like 5, 7, 9 different types and as the time passed some non-veg. items started in the menu like: pork (items.)

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  • John Castelino, Moodbidri/Kuwait

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    A beautiful tradition. Lots of preparation for the feast with spiritual blessings. May Mother of God bless all of us with good health and prosperity (mostly to marginalized farmers). Happy feast to all

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    Happy feast to all

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    Happy Monthi Fest to all my friends. Watching the children it reminds me of my forgone days of childhood (Valencia Parish) God bless all.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    Best wishes to all on the occasion of Monti fest. I will voluntarily miss this year, strictly following covid protocols, not visiting any friend's houses. Karathein Sukhein(with ambade), Gosalen Thel Piyao, Sonay Sukhe, Moog Keerl Sukhe, Alun Dento curry, sannas, roce and vorn ....wow, everything will be missed. Not exactly, ... I will be getting parcels :)

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  • Lilly Joseph, Bellare.... Sullia

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    💐💐HAPPY FEAST💐💐

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    Happy Feast to all my friends in Daijiworld ...

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  • Nelson Pinto, Udupi /Oman

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    Happy Monthi Fest to all of you ..............may god bless you all and keep safe .........

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    Wishing all Daijiworld Readers, across the globe a Happy Monthi festival.. We pray that this pandemic be cast away, bring peace and prosperity to all citizens of our beloved nation !!!!

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