Celebrations mark Monthi Fest across churches in Mangaluru, Udupi


Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje/Spoorthi Ullal/Melwyn Mascarehas 

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru/Udupi

Mangaluru/Udupi, Sep 8: Churches across the coastal districts celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Nativity, or Monthi Fest with joy and devotion on Thursday September 8. The celebrations at churches were grand this time following the restrictions for two years owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

The feast, marking the birthday of Mother Mary, is celebrated after the nine-day Novena.


Rosario Cathedral, Mangaluru


St Lawrence Church, Bondel


St Ann's Church, Thottam

Bishop Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo celebrated Monthi Fest Mass at St Ann’s Church, Thottam in Udupi. The bishop offered the Holly Eucharistic celebrations and enlightened the faithful on life of Mother Mary.

Prior to the Eucharistic celebrations, a procession was also held from St Ann’s Chapel to the church. Fr Denis D’sa, parish priest, St Ann’s Church Thottam was the co celebrant.

Monthi Fest has cultural significance. It is a harvest festival for Catholics. The feast food is a variety of vegetarian delicacies from locally grown vegetables. Newly grown rice is part of the feast which is symbolically distributed in churches after blessing.

Catholics from the twin districts spread across the globe celebrate this feast with utmost devotion.

 

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

    Sat, Sep 10 2022

    Yes dear friends ! This is the New Corns Gifted by our own Creator! We are Very Happy to Celebrate this Occasion in a Feast form !!!

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  • Simon Lasrado, Sullia/ Bangalore

    Thu, Sep 08 2022

    ದಾಯ್ಜಿ ವ‌ಲ್ಡ್.ಕೊಮ‌ಚ್ಯಾ ಸರ್ವ್ ವೀಕ್ಶ‌ಕಾ0ಕ್ ಅನಿಕ್ ತುಮ್ಚ್ಯಾ ಕುಟ್ಮಾಚ್ಯಾ ಹರ್ಯೆಕ್ ಸಾ೦ದ್ಯಾಕ್ ಬೊರೆ೦,ಸಮದಾನೆಚೆ೦, ಸೊ೦ತೊಸಾಚೆ೦ ಅನಿಕ್ ಸಮ್ರದ್ದೆಚೆ೦ ಮೊ೦ತಿ ಸಾಯ್ಬಿಣಿಚೆ೦ ಫೆಸ್ತ್, ನೊವ್ಯಾ ಬೆಳ್ಯಾಚೆ0 ಫೆಸ್ತ್, ಕುಟ್ಮಾಚೆ0 ಫೆಸ್ತ್ ಆನಿ0 ಚ‌ಲಿಯೆ0ಚೆ ಫೆಸ್ತ್ ಮಾಗ್ತಾ0ವು ಭಾಗೆವೊ0ತ್ ಮೊರಿ ಬಾಳೊಕ್ ತುಮ್ಕಾ0 ಸ‌ರ್ವ್ ಭೆಸಾವಾನಿ0 ಬೊರು0ವ್ದಿ ಆನಿ0 ತುಮ್ಚ್ಯಾ ಕುಟ್ಮ‌ಚ್ಯಾ ಸ‌ರ್ವ್ ಸಾ0ದ್ಯಾ0ಕ್ ರಾಕೊವ್ನ್ ವೊರು0ವ್ದಿ ಮುಣ್ ಆಮಿ0 ಮಾಗ್ತಾ0ವು.

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

    Thu, Sep 08 2022

    How Great is your Name O our dear Lord ! Your Created all these Good things for your Loving People you belong to ! Bless them Well and guide and guard and also protect them for the sake of your Dear and Loving Graceful Mother ! We all Love and Adore you dear Lord !!!

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  • Dr.Henry Mascarenhas, Greenville, NC, USA

    Thu, Sep 08 2022

    I have treasured my childhood memories of Monthi Festh that we celebrated at home and in our rural church, I reminisce them with a lot of respect. Our late mother used to work all day preparing a variety of food for a family of ten that included several kinds of vegetables. We took several kinds of flowers to the church grown in Malnad area. Sang Sakd Sangatha Melya........ She kept the tradition alive for us to treasure. I miss the great tradition and fellowship.

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  • Jerry Moras, Kuppepadavu / Calgary, Canada

    Thu, Sep 08 2022

    ತುಮ್ಕಾಂ ಸಮೆಸ್ತಾಂಕ್ ಸಂತೊಸ್ ಭರಿತ್ ಮೊಂತಿ ಫೆಸ್ತ್ ಆನಿಂ ತಶೆಂಚ್ ಕುಟ್ಮಾಚೆಂ ಫೆಸ್ತ್ ಮಾಗ್ತಾಂ.. ಬಾಳೊಕ್ ಮರಿ ತುಮ್ಕಾಂ ಸರ್ವ್ ಭೆಸಾವಾಂನಿ ಭರೊಂದಿ ಆನಿ ತುಮ್ಚ್ಯಾ ಕುಟ್ಮಾಕ್ ರಾಕೊನ್ ವ್ಹರೊಂದಿ ಮ್ಹಣೊನೀ ಹಾಂವ್ ಮಾಗ್ತಾಂ Jerry Moras Calgary

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Sep 08 2022

    ದಾಯ್ಜಿ ಕುಟ್ಮಾ ತರ್ಫೆನ್, ತುಮ್ಕಾಂ ಆನಿಂ ತುಮ್ಚ್ಯಾ ಸರ್ವ್ ಮೊಗಾಚ್ಯಾಂಕ್, ಮರಿಯೆ ಮಾಯೆಚೆಂ ಶಾಭಿತಾಯೆಚೆಂ, ಸಂತೋಸ್ಭರಿತ್, ಖುಶಾಲ್ಭರಿತ್ ಸೊಭಿತ್ ಮೊಂತಿ ಫೆಸ್ತ್. ತಿಚಿಂ ಬೇಸಾಂವಾಂ ಸದಾಂಚ್ ತುಮ್ಚೆರ್ ಆಸೊಂದಿ ...ಶಾಭಿತಾಯೆನ್ ಆಮಾಂ ಸರ್ವಾಂಕ್ ರಾಕೊನ್ ವರುಂದಿ.....ಆಮೆನ್.....God bless you all...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, New York

    Sun, Sep 11 2022

    Happy feast to all my Friends & Family ...

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Sep 08 2022

    "On another side gosalem thel piyao, karathe sukka, sonay sukka, keerl ani moog sukko, alun dento curry......" Dear Shankar, I so pleased that all the Veggies shown above are so familiar to you ! About priority to visit choice is yours. Share your good will with both but being a Mangalorean , you need to consider amgela monsiank poilen. Happy feast to all.👏🤝

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  • Daniel, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 08 2022

    Happy Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary,Ark of the New Covenant- Monthi fest. Happy Birthday. Wonderful Celebrations Joining God, human, nature and fruit of the earth. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed are you, holy Virgin Mary, deserving of all praise; from you rose the sun of Justice, Christ our God. R. Alleluia, alleluia.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Thu, Sep 08 2022

    Happy Monthi Fest to all my friends worldwide who are celebrating this Fest. This is being observed after two years which was not done due to Covid-19. Also Happy Onam to all Malayalees. Thanks to Dayanand Kukkaje and Spoorthi Ullal of Daijiworld for the excellent photo coverage.

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  • Simon Lasrado, Sullia/ Bangalore

    Thu, Sep 08 2022

    ದಾಯ್ಜಿ ವ‌ಲ್ಡ್.ಕೊಮ‌ಚ್ಯಾ ಸರ್ವ್ ವೀಕ್ಶ‌ಕಾ0ಕ್ ಅನಿಕ್ ತುಮ್ಚ್ಯಾ ಕುಟ್ಮಾಚ್ಯಾ ಹರ್ಯೆಕ್ ಸಾ೦ದ್ಯಾಕ್ ಬೊರೆ೦,ಸಮದಾನೆಚೆ೦, ಸೊ೦ತೊಸಾಚೆ೦ ಅನಿಕ್ ಸಮ್ರದ್ದೆಚೆ೦ ಮೊ೦ತಿ ಸಾಯ್ಬಿಣಿಚೆ೦ ಫೆಸ್ತ್, ನೊವ್ಯಾ ಬೆಳ್ಯಾಚೆ0 ಫೆಸ್ತ್, ಕುಟ್ಮಾಚೆ0 ಫೆಸ್ತ್ ಆನಿ0 ಚ‌ಲಿಯೆ0ಚೆ ಫೆಸ್ತ್ ಮಾಗ್ತಾ0ವು ಭಾಗೆವೊ0ತ್ ಮೊರಿ ಬಾಳೊಕ್ ತುಮ್ಕಾ0 ಸ‌ರ್ವ್ ಭೆಸಾವಾನಿ0 ಬೊರು0ವ್ದಿ ಆನಿ0 ತುಮ್ಚ್ಯಾ ಕುಟ್ಮ‌ಚ್ಯಾ ಸ‌ರ್ವ್ ಸಾ0ದ್ಯಾ0ಕ್ ರಾಕೊವ್ನ್ ವೊರು0ವ್ದಿ ಮುಣ್ ಆಮಿ0 ಮಾಗ್ತಾ0ವು.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Sep 08 2022

    ದಾಯ್ಜಿ ವ‌ಲ್ಡ್.ಕೊಮ‌ಚ್ಯಾ ಸರ್ವ್ ವೀಕ್ಶ‌ಕಾಂ ಆನಿಂ ಬರವ್ಪ್ಯಾಂ ತರ್ಫೆನ್, ಹಾಂವೀ, ತುಕಾ ಮೊಗಾಚಾ ಮಾನೆಸ್ತಾಕ್, ಆನಿಂ ತುಜ್ಯಾ ಕುಟ್ಮಾಂಚ್ಯಾಂ ಸಾಂದ್ಯಾಂಕ್, ಇಷ್ಟಾ ಮಂತ್ರಾಂಕ್, ಸೈರ್ಯಾ ಧೈರ್ ಯಾಂಕ್, ಮರಿಯೆ ಮಾಯೆಚ್ಯಾ ಜನನಾಚೆಂ ಆನಿಂ ಕುಟ್ಮಾ ಮೊಗಾಚೆಂ ಖುಶಾಲ್ಭರಿತ್/ಸಂತೋಸ್ಭರಿತ್ ಫೆಸ್ತಾಚೆ ರೆಕಾದ್ ಪಾಟಯ್ತಾಂವ್. ಮರಿ ಮಾಯ್ ಹರ್ ಏಕಾ ವಾಟೆನ್ ತುಮ್ಕಾಂ ರಾಕೊನ್ ವರುಂ ಆನಿಂ ತಿಚಿಂ ವಿಂಚ್ನಾರ್ ಆಶೀರ್ವಾದಾಂಚ್ಯೊ ಝರಿ ತುಮ್ಚೆರ್ ದೆವೋಂದಿ... A very happy feast of Nativity ....

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  • sanjay pinto, manglaore

    Thu, Sep 08 2022

    Happy feast of nativity of birth of virgin Mary to all my fellow Christian brothers and sisters. May mother Mary intercede for us and save us from the difficult times we are going through in our country. do not be frightened. pray more and you will be safe. Amen

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Sep 08 2022

    A very loving, blessed and beautiful Monthi festh to you too dear Sanjay. Yes ...very true what you prayed for us...May Mamma Mary along with her son god bless us all, our nature, our land and keep us all safe and healthy. May she enlighten the minds of people who govern us....God bless 🙌

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 08 2022

    Happy Feast of Nativity to all. Happy Onam to all too. I am in a dilemma, please help me. I have been invited to Lunch by a Christian neighbor and a malayalee neighbor. Anyways I will go to both the houses, but where to Go first? On one side..kalan, kolan, aviyal, kuttukarri, pulishery, parippu, prathaman..etc etc... On another side gosalem thel piyao, karathe sukka, sonay sukka, keerl ani moog sukko, alun dento curry......

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Thu, Sep 08 2022

    മാതാവ് മേരിയുടെ തിരുനാൾ ആശംസകൾ. ഒപ്പം കേരളത്തിന്റെ ഓണാശംസകളും. Shankar first point Onam de Bashnam kaik pinne Mother Mary feast de Bhashnam!

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Sep 08 2022

    Love your neighbor as you love THYSELF..... Sarginche raazak pavonk sezaryachya vatethlyan veche bov sompe. If neighborhood is good whole world is good. In emergency neighbors come running first than the relatives/friends like Kujuji/kbrji/purusanne/cynthia etc. So, leave your anger at your doorstep go run hug your neighbors and participate with them in their family meals. Next is your onam friend. She cannot come in emergency if any. So enjoy....Happy feast Shankaro. Now, dont write to me thst i take turns and interfering and answering the questions which are not solicited from me. Sorry bro.

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 08 2022

    I suggest you not to go to anyone’s house but go to the church and pray to your God as God is same to all. I don’t think Christians and church will mind you going to the church and raise any issue. That way you have visited all Christians houses. It’s just my suggestions without compulsion. Finally it is up to you. God bless you.

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 08 2022

    Wish you all happy Mother Mary's birthday feast. Mother Mary blessed me and did many many miracles. Mother Mary, please bless all and help all who ask for your help.

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