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October 2004 Issue
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Events Calendar
October 2004: Events Calendar
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 Oct. 02 Sankatarahara Chathurthi, Gandhi Jayanthi
 Oct. 06 Thirivadhirai
 Oct. 11 Pradosham, Columbus Day
 Oct. 13 Start of Navarathiri
 Oct. 22 Saraswathi Pooja
 Oct. 23 Vijayadasami
 Oct. 31 Sankatahara Chathurthi, Halloween
ShubhaMuhurtha Day: 24, 31

10.30am - 12.30pm. The Women's Forum of ICSC meets for free lecture/discussion sessions with guest speakers and facilitators on the last Saturday of every month at ICSC, 3065 Democracy Way , Santa Clara, California, Contact: 408-748-1771

October 5, 12, 19, 26 Tuesdays
6- 9am - "Silicon Solai" Tamil Radio program every week at 90.1 FM, KZSU Stanford, BayArea California.Contact: Manoharan

12 noon - Siddha samadi yoga classes - Siva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California. Contact: Temple 925.449.6255 or Prema Shastri 408.956.9999,

October 2, 16 Saturdays
11am - Balajyothi classes (Youth & Education) by Siva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,

12-4pm - Free Health Advisory Services (1st and 3rd Saturday) - Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California. Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 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,,

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,,

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.,

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

October 2, Saturday
4pm-7.30pm. World Peace and Non-Violence Day observance on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. Program features an essay contest for youth, multicultural program, and booths. Cubberley Auditorium, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. California. Contact: 510.228.6417,

3pm - 8pm. "Showcase of Gems" and "KalaChakra" Presented by Shri Krupa Dance Company at CET Center, San Jose, California. Contact: 408-293-5206,

October 3, Sunday
7pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert featuring Thiru. Unnikrishnan at Foothill College, 12345 S El Monte Rd, Los Altos, California Organized by SIFA. Ticket: Front Rows - $50, General Seating - $20, Children (5-12 Years)/ Senior Citizens - $12, Contact: K S Srinivasan, 408.927.0839, 408.667.2249,

2pm. Fall Music and Dance Concert featuring Students of Vishal Ramani of Shri Krupa Dance Company and Asako Takami of Pallavi Dance Group performing bharatanatyam and odissi dance. Organized by Mata Amritanandamayi Center. Amrita Hall, M.A. Center, Castro Valley, California. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children over 6 years and students. Contact: 510.537.9417 x401,

4pm. "Ramayana" a special performance by Shri Krupa Dance Company, a fundraiser for those affected by the Kumbakonam tragedy at Amritanandamayi Center, San Ramon, California, Contact: 408-293-5206,

October 5, Tuesday
11:30am. Behind Administration Lines, Speech by Seymour Hersh, Investigative Reporter; Author of 'Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib'; Location: Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, California;; $15 - Members, $30 non-members

October 7, Thursday
6pm. International challenges to State building, Speakers include Special Advisor Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi, Dan Senor, Senior Advisor to Presidential Envoy Paul Bremer; Organized by World Affairs Council; Part of 'The People Speak' program series Co-sponsored by United Nations Foundation and ABC News; Location: The Argent Hotel, Metropolitan III Room, San Francisco, California;; Free; Need RSVP

October 8, Friday
4pm - 5pm. Yoga for children and Adults from Oct 8 through Nov 19 with Poses, breathing techniques, relaxation for inner peace, and magical Indian stories, taught by Andrea Lenox, and based on the teachings of the Bihar School of Yoga at Unity Church, 3391 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, California, Contact: 650.857.0919,

October 9, Saturday
6pm - 8.30pm . "Silappadhikaaram" a dance theater production based on the Tamil literary epic from Sangam era, by members of Avigna Dance Ensemble. Presented by Mudraa. Choreography and direction is provided by G. Narendra. Lyrics are by Kanimozhi Karunanidhi and music by Bombay Jayashri Ramnath. Smithwick Auditorium, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd , Los Altos, California. Tickets: $20 general, $40 preferred. Contact: 510.579.1990,

2pm - 3pm. "Indian Classical Dance Lecture and Demonstration" with Mallika Sarabhai portray the Indian woman in her various avatars Co-sponsored by SACHI, at North Court, Asian Art Museum/Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture, 200 Larkin St., San Francisco, California, Contact: 415.581.3665.

6pm. Carnatik Vocal Concert featuring Thiru. P. Unnikrishnan accompanied by Thiru. R.K. Sriramkumar (Violin), Thiru. K.V. Prasad (Mridangam); Oganized by South India Music Academy, at Hoover Middle School Auditorium, Lakewood, California. Contact: 626.794.0695

7pm. Monthly Tamil Mass at St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact:; 650.967.3831

Carnatic Music concert by Hyderabad brothers, S. Varadarajan & P.Satish Kumar; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of Georgia (CAMAGA); Location: Hindu Temple of Atlanta Auditorium; Contact: Ram Sriram 770.493.6534;

October 10, Sunday
6pm. "Draupadi", featuring Bollywood legend Hema Malini and troupe, Organized by The International Association for Human Values and the Art of Living Foundation at San Jose Center for Performing Arts, San Jose, California, Contact: Shiv. 1.888.569.0717,,

9pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Thiru. Unnikrishnan with Sriramkumar on Violin, K.V. Prasad on Mridangam at organizaed by India Fine Arts Inc. at Jones Auditorium, St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas, Tickets: Admission General - $20, Students/Senior - $15, Contact: Janaki Nagarajan, 512.918.1351

3:30pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Hyderabad brothers; Organized by CMANA; Location: Terill Middle School, Scotch Plains, New Jersey; Contact:; Dr. Soundaram Ramasami 908.369.8917

4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram by Chethana Sastry, Student of Lasya Dance Company at Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California,, 510.656.2041

October 12, Tuesday
6pm. Bush vs. Kerry: What is at stake in Foreign Policy; World Affairs Council organizes a panel discussion with John Andrews, West Coast Bureau Chief, The Economist and Robert Hunter, Former US Ambassador to NATO, Senior Advisor, RAND Corporation; Location: Metropolitan Ballroom; The Argent Hotel, San Francisco, California; Contact:; Tickets: $10 (members/Economist Subscribers), $15 (non-members)

October 13-23
Parasakthi Temple, Pontiac, Michigan conducts Maha mandala Abhishekam, Hosts Golu and Navrathri Celebrations;

October 15, Friday
10pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Hyderabad Brothers Hosted by Thyagaraja Nilayam at Hinde Auditorium, Student Union Building, 6000 J Street, California State University, Sacramento, California 95819, Tickets: Adult - $15, Child(under 18 yrs) - $10. Contact: Thyagaraja Nilayam 916.784.1229, Ram Seshan 916.207.8112

"Vibha Dandia 2004 ". A 3-day (Oct 15, Oct 16, Oct 22) event Organized by VIBHA at Cubberly Community Center, Palo Alto, California.Tickets: General - $12, Discounted Tickets(Groups of 6 or more) - $10, Contact: Srividya Sundaresan, 510.713.9280

October 16, Saturday
Bharatanatyam performance by Tmt. Suba Ramesh Parmar along with her senior students from Shubanjali School of performing Arts on the various manifestations of Devi with live orchestra, Bridgewater Hindu Temple, New Jersey. Contact: 908.490.0732.

2pm. Kumari Anandan Speaks at a Literary Event; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Location: Martin Luther King Library Hall, San Jose, California; Contact:,

3-6pm. East Bay Birthday Celebration/Fund raiser for San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Devi Harris; Live Jazz Trio & Light Fare; Location: Geoffrey's, 410 14th Street, Oakland, California; Admission $50/person; Co-chairs (Raise and/or give) $500-$750; Sponsors (Raise and/or give) $100-$250;

4:30pm. 12th Annual Kalai Vizha - Hosted by Tamils of Northern California (TNC); An exciting evening of classical/folk/filmi dance, music and drama. Buffet dinner; Location: Pleasanton Middle School, Pleasanton, California; Tickets: $25, $10 for children; Contact: Cultural Affairs Co-ordinator, Dhakshini Ramanan, 925.931.966,

6pm. Tamil Plays 'Crazy Ghost' and 'Marriage Made in Saloon' by Crazy Mohan and troupe from Chennai; Hosted by California Muthamizh Sangam; Location: Performing Arts Theatre, Redondo Beach, California; Contact: Sree Kumar 626.353.0742, Balaji 310.834.6400; Tickets: $50, $25, $20 (price for two dramas)

7pm. 'Gajamukha', a musical dance ballet; Presented by Great Lakes Aradhana Committee and Michigan Tamil Sangam; Performed by Dr. Jayanthi Raman, Narendra Kumar, Sivakumar, Ashwini Viswanathan and Preeti Ramachandran; Location: Louis Schmidt Auditorium, Claranceville High School, Michigan; Contact:,, Rangaswamy 248.373.9329, Ranjani Rajaraman 248.851.5362; Tickets: $50, $30 and $15.

October 17, Sunday
Bharatha Natyam recital by Tmt. Nirupama Vaidiyanathan's students, Siva MuruganTemple, Concord, California. Time to be announced.

5pm. "Percussion & Strings" An Enchanting Evening of Rhythm-Fantasies by Sangeetha Kalanidhi Padma Bhushan Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Organized by South India Music Academy, at Polytechnic High School Auditorium, Long Beach, California; Contact: 626.794.0695

October 22, Friday
8pm-2am. Dandia Dreamz 2004 - Dandia Nite with a difference; Hosted by Dreamz International; Location: Novi Expo Center, Novi, Michigan; Contact: Vyjayanthi Satish 586.323.9658;;

October 23, Saturday
8.30am - 6pm. "Cricket for India 2004" Hosted by Association for India's Development Inc at SAC Fields (Astroturf), Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia 30318. Tickets: $20 per person, $15/Student; Contact: Srini 678.467.2654

11am-6pm. Colors of Asia - A cultural kaleidoscope - A fun multi-ethnic event; Fun programs from India, China, Japan, Bangladesh, Phillipines and other countries; Organized by and Indus Mortgage LLC; Location: Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, Dearborn, Michigan;; FREE.

12:30pm. Grand Deepavali function Organized by Michigan Tamil Sangam, Sponsored by DaimlerChrysler; Location: Lake Orion High School, Lake Orion, Michigan; Contact: Vani Prasad: 248.689.8064, Meena Shankar 248.299.8205; Tickets: Members ($12), Non-members ($15);

4pm. "Vijayadasami Performance" Presented by Shri Krupa Dance Company at Le Petit Trianon, San Jose, California, Contact: 408.293.5206,

"Children's Day" Hosted by Bay Area Tamil Manram celebrates at Evergreen Valley High School Auditorium, San Jose, Tickets: Sponsors - Free; Members - $5; Non-Members - $10 Contact:;

Carnatic Music concert by Sanjay Subramanyan; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of Georgia (CAMAGA); Location: Hindu Temple of Atlanta Auditorium; Contact: Ram Sriram 770.493.6534;

October 24, Sunday
"Silappadhikaaram" a dance theater production based on the Tamil literary epic from Sangam era, by members of Avigna Dance Ensemble, Organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram, Houston, Texas, Time and Venue to be announced. Contact:

3.30pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sangeetha Swaminathan accompanied by Thiru. K S Mani (Violin) and Vinod Seetharaman (Mrudangam) Organized by CMANA at HTCS Temple Auditorium,Bridgewater New Jersey.

October 25, Monday
7:30pm. 'India's Right to Know - A Talk by Magsaysay Award Winner Aruna Roy; Hosted by AID, San Francisco Bay Chapter; Contact: Ramani Arunachalam: 408.833.8494,; Free.

October 29, Friday
Noon - 8pm. 1st Annual Golf Tournament Hosted by Sankara Eye Foundation at Coyote Creek Golf Club, One Coyote Creek Golf Drive, San Jose, California, Tickets: General - $150, Foursome - $550, Contact: Manjula Jonnalagadda, 650.533.2459

October 31, Sunday
6pm - 8.30pm . "Silappadhikaaram" a dance theater production based on the Tamil literary epic from Sangam era, by members of Avigna Dance Ensemble. Presented by ICMCA at Westlake Auditorium , 4100 Westlake Drive, Austin, Texas 78746. Tickets: Free for members ($35 seating) $35/$20 (Adults), $20/$10 (Students, Seniors, Children), Contact: 512.448.6740

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