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May 2005 Issue
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May 2005: Events Calendar
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 May. 06Shivarathiri
 May. 08Mother's Day
 May. 21Pradosham
 May. 22Vaikasi Visakam
 May. 26Sankatahara Chathurthi
Shubha Muhurtha Day:
6, 9, 26, 29


Ongoing:
9am – 5.30pm. "Pranahuti Aided Meditation", Training held by the Institute of Sriramchandra Consciousness, every 2nd Saturday of the month in the Bay Area. Free for all. Contact: Vidyadar Joshi 408.973.8667,www.sriramchandra.org, isrc_ca@yahoo.com

May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 Tuesdays
6-9am. "Silicon Solai" Tamil radio program every Tuesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California, Contact: Manoharan Kandaswamy,siliconsolai@yahoo.com

12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,www.livermoretemple.org

May 05, 12, 19, 26 Thursdays
1pm – 3pm. Carnatic Radio on 90.1FM KZSU Stanford, The program is one hour of Carnatic music and Gharana music. Contact: Parag,info@kzsu.stanford.edu

May 07, 14, 21, 28 Saturdays
7.30pm – 8.30pm. Meditation at the Shambala International Healing Center with Guru Ramaji and Yogini at 814 N.Ogden Dr, West Hollywood, California, Contact: 213.653.2716

May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Sundays
Bala Vihar classes at Chinmaya Mission in Danville, Fremont, Los Altos, San Jose, and San Ramon, California. Curriculum includes Tamil language instruction; Contact: 408.998.2793, sanjose@chinmayamission.org, www.chinmaya-sanjose.org/balvihar.html

9:30am-10am - Tamil Class taught at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, Georgia. Also offering Dance classes, Hatha Yoga, Adult Gita, and Balavihar class. Contact: 770.907.7102,feedback@hindutempleofatlanta.org, www.hindutempleofatlanta.org

11am-12:30pm. Tamil songs, Tiruppugazh taught at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois. Also offering Sanskrit, bhajan classes. Contact: Jayanthi Balachandran 630.325.2985, Usha Narayanan at 630.527.9308 or the Temple front desk. info@ramatemple.org, www.ramatemple.org

5.30pm - St.John’s Tamil Lutheran Congregation - Church congregation of Tamil Speaking public from Asia; Location: 47 Winthrop Street, Williston Park, New York, Contact: Rev. Rathinasamy 718.747.6242, 516.742.5858

5:00PM to 6:00 PM EST: 'Tamil Amudham' Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor's Tamil Radio program: Every Sunday at 1460 AM; Can be heard atwww.wpon.com; Archives at www.tamilamudham.com; Contact: Program Director Dr. V.S Balanethiram (248)641-7684. Features news roundup, children’s program, kadhai amudham, mazhalai amudam

May 01, Sunday
Noon. "Tamil Conference Day 2" hosted by Center for South Asia Studies at University of California, Berkeley, California. Contact: 510.642.3608, Layne Little (llittle@stlawu.edu ). Noon. "Borders Books Meditation Workshops" hosted by Science Of Spirituality, at Glendale Borders Books, 100 S. Brand Blvd, Glendale, California. Contact; 818.241.8099

11am. "Tsunami Benefit Golf " hosted by Monarch Bay Golf Club at 13800 Monarch Bay Dr, San Leandro, California. Contact: 925.984.9116 "ILP Race For Literacy" hosted by India Literacy Project at Kite Flying Area, Shoreline Park, 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View,California 94043. Ticketed Event. Contact: Suresh Krishnamoorthy 866.722.2344,www.raceforliteracy.org, ilprun@yahoo.com

4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Lakshmi Venkatesan, Student by Smt. Mythili Kumar, Abhinaya Dance Company, at Louis B. Mayer Theatre, Santa Clara, California, Contact : Kamala 408.973.1783 kv@c21rfp.com

May 07, Saturday
11am. "Galaata SpringFest with Maddy", Presented by Udavum Karangal, Sponsored by raaga.com and indiaglitz.com with Actor Madhavan presiding at Chabot Performing Arts Center, Hayward, California, Tickets: $75, $50, $20, $15, $10, Contact: Ambal S Balakrishnan, 510.675.9899,www.galaata.org Two day "2005 Hertage India Festival" at Odeum Sports and Expo Center, North Hall - 1033 N. Villa Ave, Villa Park, Illinois 60181, hosted by Rushi Entertainment. Contact: (301) 731 0300

3.30pm. Carnatic Music Concert by Shri. T.M. Krishna, Presented by CMANA, accompanied by RK Sreeramkumar (Violin), Arun Prakash (Mridangam), B.S. Purushothaman (Kanjirsy), at HTCS Temple Auditorium. Bridgewater, New Jersey. Contact: www.cmana.org

5pm. Bharatha Natyam Recital by Ms. Prabha Dixit, Presented by Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam, at the Saraswathi Hall, Temple, New York. Free Admission. Contact: Temple 718.460.8484,webmaster@nyganeshtemple.org

5-10pm. Tamil New Year 2005: Michigan Tamil Sangam's Tamil New Year Celebrations; Program includes, Tamil drama Avvaiyar by Dr. Venkatesan, Thirukural Competition; Location: 2005 Walled Lake - Western High School, Walled Lake, Michigan; Tickets: $12(members), $15; Contact: Charu Hari 248-740-3531 Sangeetha Viswanathan 248-852-4049, www.mitamilsangam.org

May 08, Sunday
4pm - 2005 Mothers day Celebration - Parakhakthi Temple; Location: Parashakthi Temple, Michigan; Contact: 248-322-4731

3pm – 6pm. M.A. Center presents Padmashree. Vishawa Mohan Bhatt (Mohana Veena) accompanied by Subben Chatterji (Tabla) for the Tsunami hit children at CET - Center for Employment Training, San Jose, California.Contact:info@wavesofcompassion.org, 408.739.6391

6pm. "dha-Tu - The Elements", Presented by NATYA where Bharatanatyam and Kathak are woven with world music, storytelling at Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, Berkeley, California. Contact: Vallari Shah, 510.338.4538,natya_org@yahoo.com Shiva Murugan Temple presents Mother’s day with Ambal Puja followed by Devotional Songs by Smt. Latha Sriram’s Students. Contact: Temple 925.827.0127,www.shivamurugantemple.org

4pm. Carnatic Music Concert by Shri. T.M. Krishna, Presented by Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam, accompanied by RK Sreeramkumar (Violin), Arun Prakash (Mridangam), B.S. Purushothaman (Kanjirsy), at the Saraswathi Hall, Temple, New York. Admission: $10. Contact: Temple 718.460.8484,webmaster@nyganeshtemple.org

May 09, Monday
7-9pm. An Initimate talk by His High Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shanker; Location: Hilton, Hotel, San Francisco; Contact: 888.844.7647,www.artoflivingsfba.org, patchaik@yahoo.com

May 13, Friday
Tenshin Reb Anderson talks about "Zen Stories and the Path of Enlightenment", 3 day event at Mount Madonna Center, Watsonville, California; Contact: 408.847.0406, programs@mountmadonna.org

6.30pm."The Indian Diaspora in USA and the new Developments Indian Classical Dance", An illustrated talk by Author and Historian Dr. Sunil Kothari with screenings of CDs and DVDs of the recent choreographic works of some of the leading dancers/choreographers, at the New York Public Library, Library Auditorium, Lincoln Center, New York. Contact:sunilkothari1933@yahoo.com

7.15pm. Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam Presents Discourse in English by Swami Prathyagbhodananda on 'Srimad Bhagavatham’ at Kalayana Mandapam, Temple. 3 day event. (May 14th, 15th – 4pm). Contact: Temple 718.460.8484,webmaster@nyganeshtemple.org

May 14, Saturday
4:30-8:30 pm; Tamil New Year 2005 hosted by Sacramento Tamil Mandrum; Location: Mesa Verde High School Performing Arts Center, Citrus Heights, California; Entry: $5, Kids under 10 free; Dinner: $5; Contact:www.sactamil.org, 916.207.8677

May 14-18, Saturday-Wednesday
7pm daily. Karnatik Vocal Workshop by Shri. K.N. Shashi Kiran; Location: Shruthi Swara Laya, Fremont, California; To enroll/participate Contact: 510.490.4629

May 15, Sunday
12-7pm. 30th Anniversary of Anand Bazar Fun Fair hosted by Jain Society of Greater Detroit; Location: Jain Temple, Farmington Hills, Michigan ; Contact: Hemant Shah 248-426-6565.4pm. "Shakthi Dharshan " - Bharatha Natyam Performance by Dr. Padma Subramaniam and group, Organized by SIFA at CET - Center for Employment Training, San Jose, California. Contact :www.soutindiafinearts.org

4:30-7pm. ‘Kathakali in New Jersey’ – Artists from Kalamandalam, Sadanam, Kottakal & Margi in Kerala will share the experience of Kathakali; Location: Marlboro High School Auditorium, Marlboro, New Jersey; Contact: Chitra Menon 732.792.9715, www.shripoornathrayeesa.4t.com

May 19, Thursday
"Bhagavad Gita:Support for Daily Life (Spring Intensive)", 1-wk event at Mount Madonna Center, Watsonville, California 95076. Contact: 408.847.0406,programs@mountmadonna.org

May 20, Friday
11am – 7.30pm. Sonoor presents Jewellery & Kurti Festival (for three days till May 2nd) at Sheraton Cerritos Hotel at Tower Center, Cerritos, California; Contact: Shaloo Jeswani 510.209.3983, www.sonoor.com

May 21, Saturday
8pm – 2am. "Stero Nation Live on Stage" hosted by International Promotions LLC at Rosewater Hall, 1180 Murphy Ave, Rosewater Hall, San Jose, California, Contact: Govind, 650.921.6956,internationalpromotions@gmail.com

10am – 4pm. Two day symposium on "Dance Conversations 2005 – Indian Dance in California; Past, Present and Future", A 2-day symposium will be held at the Ektaa Center, Irvine, California; Contact: info@ektacenter.org, www.ektaacenter.org, Harish Murthy 949.300.8912

7.30pm. "Xpressions – California Masters Of Indian Dance - A part of ‘Dance Conversations’. Will feature works by the renowned Masters of Dance in California including Anjani Ambegaokar (Kathak), Nandita Behera (Odissi), Ramaa Bharadwaj (Kuchipudi), Ramya Harishankar (Bharata Natyam), Mythili Kumar (Bharata Natyam), KP Kunhiraman (Kathakali) and Viji Prakash (Bharata Natyam) at William ristol Civic Auditorium, Bellflower, California; Contact: Harish Murthy 949.300.8912, info@ektaacenter.org; www.ektaacenter.org

1pm. "Utsav (festival) – A Celebration of Indian Music" hosted by MITHAS featuring Deepak Ram (flute) and Jerry Leake (Tabla) at Wong Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge, Massachussets, Ticketed Event. Contact: Deepak Singh 4pm. "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and its Hindu Awareness Campaign", Presented by Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam, Co-Sponsored by: International Vedic Vision of New York.. Contact: Temple 718.460.8484;www.nyganeshtemple.org

May 22, Sunday
11am-6pm. "San Francisco’s largest Asian Street Festival" Presented by AsianWeek Foundation during the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May); Location: Between Japan Center and Post Street, San Francisco; Contact:www.asianfairsf.com, Bonnie Kwong 415.321.5869, bonnie@niwapr.com

9:30am - 1:30pm. Fifth Annual Vaikasi Visakam Celebrations for Lord Muruga / Karthikeya; Program includes, Kavadi, Palkudam and procession of Panchaloka idols of Lord Muruga and special auctions; Location: The Parashakthi (Eternal Mother) Temple, Pontiac, Michigan; Contact: 248-322-4731, Lakshumanan Sundaram 248-374-0330

4pm. "Amalgamation of Strings - Veena Sitar Jugalbandi" with Veenai Jayanthi and Sitar Gaurav Mazumdhar, Organized by SIFA at Kresge Auditorium, Stanford University, California. Tickets: $12; Contact :www.soutindiafinearts.org Shiva Murugan Temple celebrates Vaikasi Visakam with Bharathanatyam Recital by Jeyanthi Sridhar’s Students. Contact: Temple 925.827.0127,www.shivamurugantemple.org

May 25, Wednesday
6pm. "Energy Security: Why oil’s days are numbered and what can we do about it", a Talk by Chris Flavin, President, Worldwatch Institute; Organized by World Affairs Council; Location: San Francisco, California; $15 (non-members); Contact: www.itsyourworld.org

May 26, Thursday
Sonali Skandan will perform Bharatanatyam at the "Tradewinds 2005 Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center’s United States of Asian America Festival", at the SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, California. Contact:info@dancingSonali.com

June 3, Friday
8pm. "Sitar-Chitraveena Jugalbandi, by Pandit Habib Khan and Sangeet Samrat Chitraveena Ravi Kiran", hosted by Habib Khan Saraswathi Temple; Location: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Tickets: $20, $50; Contact: 408.464.1013, 650.255.9752, www.habibkhan.com
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