By Ishwar M. Ail
Mumbai : Malad Shani Mahatma Pooja Samiti organized the 41st Annual Sri Shani pooja on 14 February at Sri Shani Mahatma Temple, Kurar Village, Malad.
After the pooja ceremony and various dance and yakshagana programme by the children stage programme was held under the presidentship of Shrinivas P. Sapalya, president of the samiti.
Nalin Kumar Kateel M.P. and Adv. Monappa Bhandary were present as special guests. President of Bunts Sangha Mumbai Karnire Vishwanath Shetty, Vijaya Bhandary, Ratnakar Shetty Mundkoor, Ramesh Shetty Airoli were also present as Chief guests and guests.
Wellknown journalist Bokkapatna Dinesh Dinesh Kulal, Senior members of the Samiti Shankar Shetty and Nayarayana Devadiga were felicitated by the guests along with Ex Mayor of Mumbai Sunil prabhu.
Hon. Gen. Secretary M.D. Billawa welcomed the guests. Hon. Treasurer Harish Salian, Shridhar Shetty, Narayana Shetty, Babu N Chandan and others present on dais.
Pooja began with Gana Homa in the morning by Raghavendra Bhat, Panchamruta Abhisheka to God Shani, Mangalarati and then distribution of anna Prasad.