London Nagarathar Sangam


The London Nagarathar Sangam (popularly known as LNS) was established by Mr. Nachiappa Thiagarajan of Kallal in 2004 at London. Mr. Thiagarajan felt there was a strong need for a Sangam to be setup in London so that all the Nagarathars in London can get together, share their thoughts, celebrate Nagarathar festivals and provide an opportunity for their children to know and enjoy the traditional Nagarathar culture. The Sangam met for the first time on the occasion of the Tamil New Year in April 2004 and celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2014. The members of the Sangam meet at least four times during a year on the occasion of Tamil New Year, Deepavali, Pillayar Nombu and Summer Picnic.

  • The Sangam's key objectives are:
  • A platform to socialize and share the thoughts and happiness among all our Nagarathars.
  • Promote our rich Nagarathar culture and its values among the members and children.
  • Celebrate our Nagarathar festivals with pride and happiness.
  • In 2009, the LNS Committee put forward a proposal to the members for contribution towards the educational and marriage needs of our fellow Nagarathars in India. This was accepted and added to the list of key objectives.

If you belong to the Nagarathar community, live in or around London and would like to become a member of our Sangam, please email us at

In the North of England there is another Nagarathar Sangam, operating as a separate entity.

Upcoming Events

Pillaiyar Nombu - 2017

Venue : Petts Wood Memorial Hall, 200 Petts Wood Road, Petts Wood, BR5 1LA
Date : Saturday 7th January 2017
Time : 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

This year the Pillaiyar Nombu function will be celebrated on Saturday 7th January 2017 by the LNS sangam.
Block the date in your diary to enjoy the celebrations with all the London Nagarathars.

Recent Events And News

30 Oct 2016

Deepavali :"Manor Park Hall, Malden Road, New Malden, KT3 6AU"

For the first time LNS sangam organised a live music troupe for the Deepavali celebrations which was held on the 30th of Oct 2016.
Thanks to the members for their attendance at this year's Deepavali function. It was one of the largest gathering of Nagarathars in the UK, all age groups throughly enjoyed the event.

Deepavali 2016 Meeting Minutes
Deepavali 2016 Photos
Deepavali 2016 Videos

16 Jul 2016

Summer Trip :"Walnutree Manor House, Haughley Green, Suffolk, IP14 3RQ"

For the first time LNS sangam organised an overnight stay for the summer trip this year on the 16th of Jul 2016 to 17th Jul 2016.
Thanks to the members for their attendance at this year's Summer trip function. It was great fun and all the members enjoyed the trip.

Summer Trip 2016 Meeting Minutes
Summer Trip 2016 Photos Summer 2016

15 May 2016

LNS Hot Wheelz team comprising of 30 LNS members took part in the Race for Kids charity event raising £439 for a very good cause.
Well done to all the participants and the organiser Mr Lakshmanan.
Highest individual fund raiser: Mr. Sendhil Thiagarajan - £157.

LNS Hot Wheelz 2016 Run
LNS Hot Wheelz

16 April 2016

Tamil New Year :"Bromley Parish Church, Church Road, Bromley BR2 0EG"

The traditional "Chithrai Tamizh Puthandu (Durmukhi Varudam) vizha" was celebrated on the 16th of April 2016 at the Bromley Hall.
The new 2016-17 LNS committee took over as office bearers on this occasion.
Thanks to the members for their attendance at this year's Tamil new year function. With all their help and presence the function went on very well.

Tamil New Year 2016 Photos
Tamil New Year 2016 Meeting Minutes

14 March 2016

Mr. and Mrs. Sendhil Thiagarajan are proud to inform all of us that their Son Ravi Thiagarajan has passed his LLB with flying colours from Buckinghamshire University.
Congratulations to Ravi and his proud parents.
We welcome a new solicitor in our community and best wishes to Ravi Thiagarajan !

Ravi Thiagarajan Ravi Thiagarajan

19 December 2015

Pillayaar Nonbu :"Bromley Parish Church, Church Road, Bromley BR2 0EG"

The traditional Pillayar Nombu function took place in the Bromley Parish Church, on the 19th of December 2015. The function was a memorable one, with a huge gathering following the traditional Ilai yeduthal and LNS Yelam.
Around £3900 was collected during the Yelam contributing around £2000 towards charity.

Pillayaar Nonbu 2015 Photos Link:

Pillayaar Nonbu 2015 - Photos

14th November 2015

Deepavali 2016 : "Main Hall, Oaklands College - The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6AH"

Deepavali Tamil Flyer
Deepavali Poster

The grand gala event 'Fun for All' Deepavali event took place at Oakland’s college, Welwyn Garden City on 14th November 2015. For the first time, we had celebrities from India (Pattimandram fame Mr.Raja and Mrs.Bharathi Bhasker) visiting us for our LNS Deepavali function.
We are happy that we have achieved a grand success on this occasion with incredible support from all the members and sponsors.

Deepavali 2015 Photos and Videos Link:

Deepavali 2015 photos

Deepavali 2015 videos - part 1

Deepavali 2015 videos - part 2

Deepavali 2015 videos - part 3

Deepavali 2015 videos - part 4

01 November 2015

We are happy and delighted to share the news of a new addition to our LNS family.
We would like to Congratulate Dr.Nachiappan, one of our trustee member and his wife Mrs.Sivagami achi for the good news of the birth of their grandson to their daughter Nachu and son-in-law Raju, on 28.10.15 in Queen Charlette Hospital.
We wish the family and the little one health and happiness.

27th June 2015

Summer Trip :"Cambridge, Cambridgeshire"

This year for our summer trip 2015 our LNS community visited Lammas Land, Cambridge. Blessed with sunshine the day was beautiful with a good number of nagarathar families joining.
It was a fun packed picnic with various activities planned. Members started the day with punting in river Cam - enjoying the ride through the popular colleges of Cambridge.

After the punting, delicious lunch prepared by Aachis was served at the Lammas Land open park. Following lunch, the special event of the day arranged and sponsored by our committee surprised the members.
Our special guest Mr. Madurai Ramakrishnan (Popular SUN TV Asatha Povadhu Yaaru fame) entertained our members with his stand up comedy and conducted games for both Adults and Children.

All Children and winners of the games / raffle received prizes. Mr. Thiagarajan Annan felicitated the guest Madurai Ramakrishnan with a memento.
Finally our members enjoyed the hot samosas and tea served in the park and kick started a game of Cricket which ended at 8pm. Truly a day to remember forever. Thanks to the committee for the excellent planning and organizing such a fun filled family picnic !

Summer Trip 2015 Photos Link:

Summer Trip 2015 - Cambridge Photos

18th April 2015

The traditional “Chithrai Tamizh Puthandu (Manmadha Varudam) vizha” was celebrated with great grandeur on the 18th of April 2015 at the Bromley Hall.
The new 2015-16 LNS committee took over as office bearers on this occasion.
Thanks to the members for their overwhelming attendance at this year's Tamil new year function. With all their help and presence the function went on very well.

10th April 2015

Mr Muthalagappan
Sad Demise of our Benevolent Member

It is with deep sorrow and agony I inform you the sad demise of Mr.Muthalagappan Uncle today morning. God rest his soul. We pray God to give his family the strength and fortitude to bear this tragic loss.

27th December 2014

Pilliyar Nombu
(27th December 2014), our LNS Pillayar Nombu celebrations took place with the unique nagarathar traditional touch as always. More than 100 members gathered to get the blessings of Pillayar. It felt more like a big family get together.

20th November 2014

We are happy and delighted to share the news of a new addition to our LNS family.
We would like to Congratulate Rama Sellappan annan and Thenu on the birth of their little princess on the 20th of November 2014. Both mother and baby are fine.
We wish the family and the little one health and happiness.

Diwali Gala 2014:

The festival of lights Diwali was celebrated on 1st Nov at Longuville Hall,Whadden Road, Newton Longville,Bucks. MK17 0AT. It was embraced by all memebers with both arms, in large numbers. The budding artists and amzing talents, brought to life, the festive occasion with beautiful words, enchanting dance and sweet music. The real life representaion of funny side of marriage was brought forward by the Galata Drama. Mesmerising fire crackers and mouth watering food just put everyone on a spell.
Our heartfelt huge thanks to all the sponsors, without whom this Gala wouldn't have been possible:
    ** Radha Annan and Sumathy Aachi.
    ** Thiagarajan Annan and Annapoorni Aachi.
    ** Raju Meyyappan Annan and Menaka Aachi.
    ** Karuppiah Annan and Geetha Achi.
    ** Sethuraman and Sujatha.
    ** Ramanathan and Kalyani.
    ** Ram Sellappan Annan and Thenu.
    ** Ganesh Kumar Annan and Sivakami Aachi.
    ** Lakshmanan Annan and Valli Aachi.
    ** Lakshmanan Annan and Malar Aachi.
    ** Narayanan and Uma.
    ** Bussiness Sponsors : Lyca Mobile, UAE, Union Bank and Anjappar.

19th July 2014

It is with a deep sense of grief, that we inform the demise of Mrs Lakshmi Achi, Jaya Sendhil's mother this morning at Chennai, India. She was 82 years and leaves behind four daughters and a son. May God bless her soul and give strength to the family.

28th June 2014

Summer Trip :"Cassiobury Park, Watford"

This year, summer trip at Cassiobury Park was showered with natures beautiful testing weather.
Like the words of "Highway Man" by ALFRED NOYES, "I’ll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way.”
LNS fun seekers bared the weather to enjoy the nature at its best. It brought forward happy memories for the old generation and shaped memories for the young.
Light showers were predicted for the 28th and it was answered with fun picnic gazebos by the committee.

21st June 2014

I am delighted to share this news from Karuppiah annan and Geetha aachi.
a. Vijay has passed his BSc with Honours in Information Management for Technology from Oxford Brookes University.
b. Arun has passed his MRCP, he now a Member of the Royal College of Physicians. It is one of the toughest Medical exams in the UK and is therefore a tremendous achievement for someone of his age. He is now known as Dr Arun T. Karuppiah, OA, BSc, MBBS, MRCP.
Hearty congratulations on behalf of all the LNS members to Arun and Vijay for attaining heights that we all look to aspire in our education. We would also like to wish both success in all their future endeavours. Good luck Arun,Vijay.
Congratulations Karuppiah annan and Geetha aachi on kids achievements.

20th April 2014 10:00 AM

We regret to inform with deep sorrow, the sudden demise of Dr. Letchumanan, Banstead, Surrey. May God bless his soul and God give strength to his wife and both children. Our deepest condolences are with his family, Mrs. Unnamalai Letchumanan and his sons Valliappan and Ganesh. .

19th April 2014

The traditional “Chithrai Tamizh Puthandu vizha” was celebrated along with the 10th year anniversary, of our London Nagarathar Sangam, with great grandeur on the 19th of April 2014 at the Ilford Hall. Thank you to all the members who could make it to the Tamil new year function and with all their help and presence the function went on very well. The new executive committee launched a new Blogging space called 'LNS VaLavu' , 'For LNS by LNS', to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sangam. .

16th April 2014

We regret to inform the sad demise of Mrs.Vijayal Krishnakumar, mother of Bhavani Subbiah. Our deepest condolences are with Bhavani and pray to God to give her strength at this difficult time. .

7th February 2014

We are happy to inform the birth of a baby boy to Meena and Annamalai on 7th February 2014.

21st January 2014

We are pleased to inform that Lakshmi and Lakshmanan have been blessed with a baby boy on 21st January 2014.