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September 2008 Issue
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September 2008 : Events Calendar
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 Sept. 05Teacher's day
 Sept. 07National Grandparents' Day
Sept. 08International Literacy Day
Sept. 12Onam
Sept. 21International Day of Peace
Sept. 30Navarathri
Shubha Muhurtha Day: 1, 7, 8, 14, 16, 19, 28


Sept. 02, 09, 16, 23 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,

Sept. 03, 10, 17, 24 Wednesdays
6-9am. “ItsDiff” Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa, itsdiff@gmail.com

Sept. 04, 11, 18, 25 Thursdays
7:30-8:30pm. Weekly Satsanghs (Shirdi Sai Bhajans); Organized by Shirdi Sai Parivaar; Venue: Shirdi Sai Center, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: 408.705.7904, www.shirdisaiparivaar.org

Sept. 06, 13, 20, 27 Saturdays
8 - 10am. Shri Vethathiri Maharishi's Simplified Kundalini Yoga (SKY) Satsang. Session includes simplified exercise, meditation & lecture Organized by SKY Bay Area, chapter of World Community Service Centre (WCSC). Venue: Sanatan Dharma Kendra, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: www.skybayarea.org, 510.825.3567, sky.bayarea@yahoo.com

9am. Sakthi TV presents half hour Tamil Programming in your local channel line-up. Program can be viewed in Channel 29 in Fremont; Channel 28 in Hayward, Union City, Alameda, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley; Channel 27 in Newark; Programs include, Tamil Karnatic & Light Music, Pattimanram, Potti, Teledrama and Event coverage from the Bay Area; www.saktitv.com

5:00pm - 6:30pm. Exploring Meditation - Journey into the inner world via a series of powerful techniques by Life Bliss Foundation; Venue: Swami Nithyananda Vedic Temple, Montclair, California; Contact: www.lifebliss.org, 909.625.1400

Sept. 07, 14, 21, 28 Sundays
8 - 10 a.m. Shri Vethathiri Maharishi's Simplified Kundalini Yoga (SKY) Satsang. Session includes simplified exercise, meditation & lectures Organized by SKY Bay Area, a chapter of World Community Service Centre (WCSC); Venue: Sanatan Dharma Kendra, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: www.skybayarea.org, 510.825.3567, sky.bayarea@yahoo.com.

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: feedback@hindutempleofatlanta.org, www.hindutempleofatlanta.org, 770.907.7102

9:30-10:30am. TAMIL WORSHIP; Venue: Faith Lutheran Church (Sanctuary), 37635 Dequindre Road, Michigan (Between 16 &17 Mile Road); Contact: Rev. Arul J Alexander 248-402-8040; tamil@faithtroy.org Web: www.faithtroy.org/tamil

5.00 p.m.: EMMANUEL TAMIL CHURCH; Vibrant praise & worship services. Venue: St. Michael's Lutheran Church - Chapel, 7000 N Sheldon Road, Canton, Michigan; Contact: Rev. Sunil Noah 586.435.7057 / sunilruth@comcast.net

5:30pm. Immanuel Lutheran Church - Church congregation of Tamil Speaking public from Asia; Location: 149-40, 11th Ave, Whitestone, Queens, New York; Contact: Rev. Dr. E.J. Rethinasamy 718.767.5656, www.immanuelwhitestone.com

5:pm to 6pm (EST): 'Tamil Amudham' Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor's Tamil Radio program: Every Sunday at 1460 AM; Can be heard at www.wpon.com; Archives at Contact: Program Director Dr. V.S Balanethiram 248.641.7684. Features news roundup, children’s program, kadhai amudham, mazhalai amudam

Sept. 2008
Kitchen Khiladi - Cooking Contest; Organized by Cancer Institute Foundation (CIF) Preliminary rounds on Aug. 9, 10, 16 & 17 (home cooked; 3pm); Semi-finals on Aug. 23 & 24 (live cooking); Finals: Sept. 13, 2008; 30% of judges will be from the tasting public; Venue & Rules: Sunnyvale & Fremont; Contact:: Shoba 408.410.2570, www.cifwia.org; Admission: Free

Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California
Sept. 21, Sunday (Devotional songs by Kalpagam Kausik & Students), Sept 28, Sunday – Navarathri Pooja (Bharathanatyam by Ms. Nirupama Vaidyanathan & Students); Organized by Shiva Murugan Temple; Venue: Temple Premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact:: 925.827.0127, www.temple.org

Sept. 05, Friday
7pm. Live in Concert - Padmashree S.P. Balasubramanyam, Ms. Chitra and S.P. Shailaja with live orchestra from India; Organized by Vibha; Venue: Cullen Performance Hall, Univ. of Houston, Houston, Texas; Contact:: http://concert.vibha.org, 832.640.0900; Tickets: $25, $40, $60

Sept. 06, Saturday
4:45pm. Carnatic Music Concert by Ranjani & Gayathri; Organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram; Venue: Morris Cultural Center, Houston Baptist University; Houston, Texas; Contact:: www.bkmhouston.org.

5pm. Picnic 2008; Organized by Tamil Sangam of Greater Washington; Venue: Black Hill Regional Park, Boyds, Maryland; Contact:: www.washingtontamilsangam.org

5pm. Connections - A Thematic Bharatanatyam Recital by Anu Ramachandran; Disciple of Guru Vishal Ramani & Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: San Jose City College Theater, San Jose, California; Contact:: anudance@gmail.com, 408.929.4562; Free.

Sept. 07, Sunday
4pm. Carnatic Violin Concert by Mysore Nagaraj & Manjunath; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact:: www.southindiafinearts.org; Tickets: $50, $20, $10

Sept. 08, Monday
11:30am. Kiss my Math - Tips and tricks to excel in Math; Presented by Author, Actress and Mathematician, Danica McKellar; Program includes Book-signing; Organized by Commonwealth Club in association with National Semiconductor; Venue: Bldg. E Conf. Center, National Semiconductor Inc, Santa Clara, California; Contact:: www.commonwealthclub.org; Tickets: $20

Sept. 13, Saturday
4pm. Sri Saraswathi Pooja - A fundraising group worship of Godess Saraswathi; Organized by Nandalala Mission; Venue: Shreemaya Krishnadham, Milpitas, California; Contact:: Vaishnavi: 925.462.3508, Rupa: 510.770.9212, Shyamala: 408.720.8437, www.nandalala.com.

5pm. Carnatic Music Concert by Sanjay Subramanian, Nagai Muralidharan, Neyveli Venkatesh; Presented by CMANA and IACRF Inc; Venue: Hickman Hall, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey; Contact:: www.cmana.org

6:45pm. Monthly Tamil Mass; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact:: www.tamilcatholic.org

Sept. 13 & 14 (Sat. & Sunday)
4pm. 'Cinema Cinema' - Rhythm on Reels; Performed by Sanhiti - South Indian Dance Troupe jointly with Association of India's Development (AID); Venue: Woodside Performing Arts Center, Woodside, California; Contact:: www.cinemacinema08.com; Tickets: $25, $20 and $15

Sept. 14, Sunday
3pm. Dharma Yuddh - Stories from Mahabharata Great War; Solo Dance Performance of Ms. Rasika Kumar; A fund raiser for Shiva Murugan Temple; Venue: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact:: www.abhinaya.org, www.temple.org

5pm. Mega Live Tamil Light Music Program by Padmashrees Dr. SP.Balasubramanyam & Chinnakuyil KS.Chitra, SP. Shailaja, Sree Krishna with Orchestra from India; Venue: Chabot College Performing Arts Center, Hayward, California; Contact:: Kala Iyer: 510.796.5252, Komala Vilas: 408.733.7400, Udupi Palace: 510.794.8400; Tickets: $100, $50, $35, $25 and $20.

Sept. 15-19
Mridangam Workshop by Sri. Neyveli Narayanan; Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: Shruthi Swara Laya, Fremont, California; Contact:: 510.490.4629, ggavimal@sbcglobal.net

Sept. 20 & 21st (Sat. & Sunday)
11am (Sat.); 2pm (Sun.). 5th Annual Music Competition; Organized by Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam; Program features Children's Music Competition, Vocal concert by Ranjani & Gayathri; Vocal concert by Maharajapuram Ramachandran; Violin concert by Mysore Nagaraj & Manjunath; Venue: Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois; Contact:: www.tyagaraja-chicago.org; Tickets: $100, $30, $25, $15

7:30pm. Shakti Chakra - The Energy Cycle; A journey through the five activities - creation, sustenance, protection, purification and dissolution - of the divine; Presented by Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago; Venue: Temple Auditorium, Lemont, Illinois; Contact:: www.natya.com; Tickets: $25, $15

Sept. 20, Saturday
3pm. Bharathanatyam Recital by Mythili Prakash; Kasi Aysola (nattuvangam), Aditya Prakash and Roopa Mahadevan(Vocal), V.Vedakrishnan(Mridangam), Mahesh Swamy (Flute); Organized by Yuva Bharati; Venue: Mission City Performing Arts, Santa Clara; Contact:: (650)565-8859, www.yuvabharati.org; Tickets: $10

4pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sanjay Subramanian; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact:: www.southindiafinearts.org; Tickets: $50, $20, $10

5pm. Swasamae 2008 - A light music evening with dances; Presented by Thillana; A fund raiser for Cancer Institute Foundation; Program includes Dance Competition finals; Venue: Chabot College, Hayward, California; Contact:: Durga: 408.434.7074, Prabha: 408.537.3458, www.thillana.net, www.cifwia.org

Sept. 21, Sunday
11am - 6pm. Shree Jewels presents a one of a kind galleria; A unique collection of fine Jewelry; Venue: Udupi Palace, Newark, California; Contact:: Mouli: 480.612.2860, 510.794.840, shrutis14@yahoo.com.

2pm. Bharatanatyam Performances by Abhinaya Dance Company; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact:: www.abhinaya.org

3pm. The Ramayana Ballet - Legend of Life and Love; Performance by Guru Vishal Ramani & Students of Shri Krupa Dance Company with Live Orchestra from Chennai; Venue: McAfee Center, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, California; Contact:: www.shrikrupa.org

3pm. Carnatic Music Concert by Ranjani & Gayathri, HN.Bhaskar (Violin) and Delhi Sairam (Mridangam); Presented by CMANA and IACRF Inc.; Venue: Hickman Hall, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey; Contact:: www.cmana.org

Sept. 22-24 (Mon. – Wed.)
Carnatic Vocal Workshop by Sri. Shashi Kiran; Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: Shruthi Swara Laya, Fremont, California; Contact:: 510.490.4629, ggavimal@sbcglobal.net

Sept. 24 - 30
7pm (weekdays) 9am (Sat), 8am (Sun.) Inner Engineering - Peak of Wellbeing; Led by Isha Yoga Teacher; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact:: 415.794.3488, sfo@ishafoundation.org, www.ishafoundation.org

Sept. 26, Friday
6pm. First Annual Washington DC Gala; Hosted by American India Foundation (AIF); Venue: US Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC; Contact:: www.aifoundation.org

7pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sanjay Subramanyam, Nagai Murali (Violin), Neyveli Venkatesh (Mridangam); Venue: Upper Arlington Civic Center, Upper Arlington, Ohio; Contact:: www.columbuscarnaticmusic.org

Sept. 28, Sunday
5pm. Bharatanatyam Performance by Rama Vaidyanathan – Acclaimed artist from New Delhi with live orchestra; Organized by Abhinaya Dance Company in association with SIFA; Venue: Mission City Center for Performing Arts, Wilcox High School, Santa Clara, California; Contact:: www.abhinaya.org

Oct. 04, Saturday
4:30pm. Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Natasha Halarnkar; Student of Bindu Shankar & Vrindavan Indian Dance Academy; Venue: Jackson Theater, Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact:: 925.875.1095; Free.

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