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 Mar. 02Moharram
 Mar. 06Pournami, Holi
 Mar. 09Sankatahara Chathurthi
 Mar. 14Karadaiyan Nombu
 Mar. 17St. Patrick's Day
 Mar. 21Telugu New Year
 Mar. 29Rama Navami
Shubha Muhurtha Day:
3, 4, 8, 10, 12, 17, 18, 22, 28, 31


Ongoing:
9am-5.30pm. Training in Raja Yoga is held every 2nd Saturday of the month by Institute of Sriramchandra Consciousness in Sunnyvale, California, free for all. Contact: Prasad Tipparaju 408.257.7071, src_ca@yahoo.com, www.sriramchandra.org

"In a New Light" is an exhibition of more than 2,500 extraordinary works - Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, California. Ongoing. Ticket: $10 general, $7 seniors, $6 youth 12-17 years, children under 12 free. Contact: 415581.3500, www.asianart.org.

Bay Area Singles Again Professionals, Sunnyvale, California, is a group comprising of well-qualified professionals of upbeat single-again Indians mostly from the Bay Area (and as well as members from across the country). meets monthly. Email: shamyo@iwings.org

The Women's Forum of ICSC meets the last Saturday of every month at ICSC, 3065 Democracy Way , Santa Clara, California from 10.30am-12.30pm for free lecture/discussion sessions with guest speakers and facilitators. Call 408.748.1771, icsc@yahoo.com

7.30pm - 8.30pm. Meditation at the SHAMBHALA International Healing Center with Guru Ramaji & Yogini SitajiMa, every Saturday, 814 N.Ogden Dr. West Hollywood, California. Donations are welcome. Tel: 213.653.2716 Email:Shambhala.center@usa.net

"Traces of India: Photography, Architecture, and the Politics of Representation, 1850-1900", an exhibition which explores how 19th-century European photographers captured the great architectural sites of India.The exhibition presents more than 200 master photographs, as well as drawings, books, artifacts, and a selection of popular imagery at UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, California from March 7, 2004 to July 3, 2004. Contact: Stacey Abarbanel, 310.825.4361, www.fowler.ucla.edu

10am - 3pm. "Seniors Program Activities" Every Wednesday in the Temple Basement at New York Ganesh Temple, Contact: Temple 718.460.8484, Mrs. Chandra Rajagopal 718.279.0787, Nirmala Ram 718.969.1827, webmaster@nyganeshtemple.org

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 31 Tuesdays
12 noon - Siddha samadi yoga classes - Siva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California; Contact: Temple 925.449.6255 or Prema Shastri 408.956.9999, www.livermoretemple.org

6-9am - "SiliconSolai", Radio Broadcast, 90.1FM, San Francisco Bay Area, California. Contact: www.siliconsolai.com

March 6, 20 Saturdays
12-4pm - Free Health Advisory Services (1st and 3rd Saturday) - Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California; Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

11am - Balajyothi classes (Youth & Education) by Siva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,www.livermoretemple.org

10am - Tamil Classes in Naperville, Illinois; Classes on alternate Saturdays; Children from ages 5 and above; Location: North Central College, Downtown, Naperville, Illinois, Contact: Thiru. VJ Babu, annaiillam@hotmail.com, 708.599.3116;

March 6, 13, 20, 27 Saturdays
10am. Vishnu Subhrapadam and Sahasranamam recital at Sunnyvale Hindu temple, Sunnyvale, California

March 7, 14, 21, 28 Sundays
9:30-10am - 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

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

11-12:30pm - 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

March 5, Friday
"San Francisco Int'l Asian American Film Festival" features a selection of South Asian films. March 4-11 at the AMC Kabuki 8 Theatres and the Castro Theatre in San Francisco and at Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, and March 19-21 at the Camera 3 Cinemas in San Jose. Contact:www.naatanet.org/festival.

7:30pm - 11:30pm. "Youth Night" - Meet the Indian youth community at large, Learn Indian values, plan for the future. Volunteer your service for noble causes. Develop your leadership skill Organized by Shiva Vishnu Temple, 7733 Ridge Rd, Parma, Ohio 44129. Admissions Free.Contact: Temple 440.888.9433,www.shivavishnutemple.org

3pm. Veena - Lecture, Demonstration by Sreevidhya Chandramouli is Sponsored by Pratidhwani, in association with Seattle Art Museum and Ragamala at Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle, Washington 98112, Contact: Arijit Mahalanabis 425.687.5686

March 6, Saturday
9am. "Thyagaraja Day Festival" Organized by SIMA at Hoover Middle School Auditorium, 3501 Country Club Drive, Lakewood, California, Individual and Group Participants: Please give your entries to Swaminathan at 909.861.8381 on or before February 21, 2004. Contact: South Indian Music Academy 626.794.0695

1pm - Thyagaraja Swami Aradhana - Organized by Hindu Temple Canton; Canton, Michigan; Contact: 734.981.8730; www.thehindutemple.org

7pm. Veena Concert by Sreevidhya Chandramouli (accompanied by Karthik Gopalratnam -- Mridangam) is Presented by Pratidhwani at Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St.Seattle, Washington 98112. Contact: Arijit Mahalanabis 425.687.5686

7pm. Flute Concert by Shashank with Ganesh Prasad - Violin, Satish Kumar - Mridangam and Khanjira, Sekhar - Thavil, Vaikom, Gopalkrishnan - Ghatam, Gururaj - Morsing, Shantala - Flute Support. At Kane Hall-Rm 120, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Admission: General: $15, Premier: $20, Students/Seniors: $10 for general. Contact: Rasika 425.803.3066, www.rasika.org, seattle@rasika.org

March 7, Sunday
4pm. Nava Usha, An Odissi duet recital featuring Niharika Mohanty and Esha Bandyopadhyay, students of Padma Bibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. At ODC Theater, San Francisco, California, Contact: Purnima Raghunathan, 415.626.7274, purni78@hotmail.com

2pm. Balbharati committee of The Bharatiya Temple,Troy, Michigan will celebrate Holi with Dry colors. Contact: Shama Kenkre 248.267.9343, Shashi Rao 248.601.4350

March 8, Monday
4pm. "Nuclear Dangers in South Asia: A Lecture by Dr George Perkovich of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace" Sponsored by the Center for South Asia Study and the World Affairs Council of Northern California, 159 Mulford Hall, University of California Berkeley, California, Contact : 510.642.3608, csasasst@uclink.berkeley.edu, www.ias.berkeley.edu/southasia

March 12, Friday
"Traveling Film South Asia 2004" Sponsored by the Center for South Asian Studies at the University of California Berkeley; the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the California Institute for Integral Studies; and the India Community Center, is a festival of 19 compelling documentary films from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. All films are subtitled in English and will be followed by discussion. Organized by Ekta and Friends of South Asia. March 12 - 21, Mission Cultural Ctr, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, California. March 26 - 28, India Community Center, Milpitas. California, b>Contact: www.ektaonline.org/tfsa

2 day Meditation Course held of M.A Center of San Ramon, California, Contact:iam@ammachi.org.

March 13, Saturday

Veena Concert by Nadha Nidhi School. Proceeds to Shiva Murugan Temple Benefit Program at Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, California, Contact: 925.827.0127,www.shivamurugantemple.org/

Spring 2004 Carnatic Music Concerts by CAMAGA, Atlanta; Concert by Vijay Siva, Shreeramkumar and J. Vaidyanathan; Location: White Hall, Emory University; Contact: www.camaga.org; Ram Sriram: 770.493.6534

Holy Mass in Tamil at St. Joseph Church, Mountain View, California; Church service will start with the 'Way of the Cross' in Tamil coinciding with the season of Lent; 7pm; www.tamilcatholic.org

March 14, Sunday
Noon-5pm. "Shyama Sastri Day" celebreated with vocal and instumental performances from his compositions at Temple Assembly Hall, Livermoore ShivaVishnu Hindu Temple, Livermore, California, Interested participants should send in entry applications by march 7th. Contact: kaku25@hotmail.com, 925.449.6255, Email: kalaaiyer1@yahoo.com

11:30am. Devotional Songs by Shrimati, Rukmani's students at Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California, Contact: 925.827.0127,www.shivamurugantemple.org/

4pm. Lasya Dance Company presents "Sangamam - Confluence between Bharathanatyam and Oddissi" by Vidhya Subramaniam and Asako Takansi at Louis B. Mayer Theater, Santa Clara Univ, 110 Lafayette Street, San Jose, California, Contact: info@lasya.org, 408.257.7961

12 Noon. ICS of Detroit Invites You and Your Family to 2004 Holi Cultural Program at Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church, 1850 E Square Lake Rd, Troy, Michigan 48098, Admission: Free for ICS members. $10 Per Adult For Non ICS Members, Contact: Church: 248.879.2666, Kukesh Batta : 586.344.7054, Kohli: 248.396.2652 (cell), ics@icsdetroit.com

9am-4pm. Asha-Central NJ presents "Asha Quiz 2004" at Food Science Auditorium, Cook campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Youth Adult's Quiz and Adult's Quiz. Contact: asha-cnj-quiz@yahoogroups.com, www.ashanet.org/centralnj/quiz

March 20, Saturday
4pm - Om Namah Shivaya - 12th Anniversary Production of Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya by Artistic Director Ms. Latha Sriram and over 150 students of Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya; Violin & Flute by Raghavan Manian - A fund raiser for Badarikashrama; Location: Smith Center, Ohlone College; Tickets: $15 & $10; Contact: Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya - 510.490.6141

6:30pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by N. Vijay Siva accompanied by R.K. Sriramkumar (Violin) & J. Vaidyanathan (Mridangam) at Sama Rathi Auditorium, The Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, 10915 Lemont Road, Lemont, Illinois 60439, Tickets: $15/person, $10 for > 65 and <12 years, Contact: 630.972.0300, www.ramatemple.org

"Ilayaraagangal", An evening filled with hits of the legendary "Ilayaraja". Performed by GANAVIL orchestra. Professional stage lighting and sound systems and supported by Michigan Tamil sangam and the Great Lakes Aradhana Committee at Lake Orion High School,495 East Scripps Rd,Lake OrLake Orion, Michigan, Admission $15 (regular) $10 (seniors/students) Open seating. Contact: Dr.S.Rangaswamy, 248.373.9329

March 21, Sunday
9am. "UGADI CHAITRA NAVARATRI", Shiva Vishnu Temple, 7733 Ridge Rd, Parma, Ohio 44129. Admissions Free.Contact: 440.888.9433, www.shivavishnutemple.org

2pm & 5pm - 'Maya - Experience the Odyssey' - A Tamil Play by Krea Creations; Directed by Dheepa Ramanujam; Story by Bombay Chanakya; Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto, California; Tickets: $15 & $12; Benefits go to Udhavum KarangaL; www.kreacreations.com;

March 25, Thursday
7pm - 10pm. "Be The Changes - A Carnatic-Jazz fusion music concert" by world renowned guitarist Prasanna and drummer Steve Smith Organized by Association for India's Development, Tucson at 100, Social Sciences Bldg. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Tickets: Regular $15, Student: $10, Premium: $100, Contact: Arvind Krishnaswamy 520.791.0526, Prasad Boddupalli 520.440.2633, www.aidindia.org/tucson/bethechange

March 27, Saturday
5pm. Pratiti (Faith) - an evening of Indian performing arts Presented by Bharathi Kalalaya - an awareness promotion and fund raiser for the Foundation for Excellence at CET Theater, 701 Vine Street, San Jose, California 95110. Admission: $10, Contact: FFE (408) 985 2001; Bharathi Kalalaya 510.490.4629,www.ffe.org, www.bharathikalalaya.com

3:30pm. Yugadi - Cultural Program at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple Auditorium, California, Contact: Yogesh Devaraj 650.625.8630, www.kknc.org, kknc2004@yahoo.com

5:30pm - 11pm. IIT Kanpur Alumni Association, Northern California Chapter Presents IITK West Coast Alumni Leadership Awards Dinner at Decathlon Club, 3250 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, California 95051. Keynote Speech - Dr. Curtis R Carlson, President and CEO, SRI.. Admission. Till 7th March - $25, from 8th March till 21st March - $35, After 22nd March till 26th March - $45, Contact:tickets.indolink.com/php/buyTickets.php?event=692

10am-5pm. 2004 Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee & Vocabulary Contests Organized by India Community Center in collaboration with Northsouth Foundation, 555 Los Coches Street, Milpitas,California - 95035, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners at the finals will be awarded scholarships worth $1000, $500 and $250 respectively Contact : 408.934.1130, info@indiacc.org, www.indiacc.org

March 28, Sunday
4pm. "SIFA 25th Spring Concert Series - Music Concert by T V Gopalakrishnan" with Vocal Support by Devi G. Accompanied by Hemmige Srivatsan - Violin, Vadiraja Bhatt - Mridangam, Murali Krishna - Ghatam at CET Performing Arts Center, 701 Vine Street, San Jose, CA 95110,Contact: 1.888.664.SIFA,www.southindiafinearts.org

11:30pm.Devotional Songs by Jayashri Varadarajan's students at Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California, Admission Free. Contact: 925.827.0127, www.shivamurugantemple.org/

2:30pm. Swati Bhise will perform at the Metropolitan Museum of Art-Grace Rainey Roger Auditorium, NewYork, New York on Celebration of the Arts of India, accompanied by Savitri Ramanand - Vocal music, Murali Balachandran- Mrdangam (Percussion Instrument), Aarti Ramanand - cymbals, Radhakrishna- flute. Contact: Museum

March 31, Wednesday
4pm. "Was Kargil Conflict India+Pakistan's Cuban Missile Crisis - A Lecture " by Prof. Peter Lavory of Center for Contemporary Conflict, Naval Postgraduate School" Sponsored by Center for South Asia Study and the World Affairs Council, 159 Mulford Hall, University of California Berkeley, California, Contact: 510.642.3608, csasasst@uclink.berkeley.edu, www.ias.berkeley.edu/southasia

April 2, Friday
Sri Ayyappa Sannidhanam and Kumbhabhishekam Celebration will take place for three days from April 2nd to April 4th 2004 at Parashakthi temple, 551 W. Kennett, Pontiac, Michigan 48340. Contact: Temple 248.322.4731, www.parashakthi-temple.com

8pm. Ravikiran & Shashank Live in Concert Organized by World Music Institute. Accompanimet on mrdangam, ghatam, morsing, and kanjira (percussion) at Peter Jay Sharp @ Symphony Space ,Broadway & 95th,New York, New York, Contact: 212.545.7536, www.worldmusicinstitute.org
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