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Events Calendar
April 2012: Events Calender
- |ஏப்ரல் 2012|
If you want events to be included, please e-mail details to Though we try our best to provide accurate information, we urge you to check details with the host organization before attending an event. Events Compilation assistance by Ms. Lakshmi Subramaniyam, Minnesota.

 Apr. 01April Fool's Day
 Apr. 06Good Friday
 Apr. 08Easter Sunday
Apr. 13Chiththirai ThirunaaL
Apr. 15Income Tax Due
Apr. 22Earth Day
Shubha Muhurtha Days: 1, 7, 8, 14, 16, 19, 28

Apr. 03, 10, 17, 24 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,

Apr. 04, 11, 18, 25 Wednesdays
6-9am. “ItsDiff” Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa,
7:45-9:15pm. Atmotsava - Silent meditation, readings, chanting, bhajans and stotrams on god, guru and self - followed by prasad; Organized by Society of Abidance in Truth; Venue: Santa Cruz, California; Contact:, 831.425.7287

Apr. 05, 12, 19, 26 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
7:10pm. Shirdi Sai Bhajans; Venue: Kalpataru Sai Nilayam, Evergreen Area, San Jose, California; Contact:, 408.223.0999

Apr. 06, 13, 20, 27 Fridays
7:15pm – 8:30pm. GATS-CTA Tamil Classes at Atlanta Tamil Church, Norcross, Georgia; Contact: Ravi Palaniappan:, 678.799.1212,

Apr. 07, 14, 21, 28 Saturdays
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: Fremont Hindu Temple, Fremont, California; Contact:, 510.825.3567,
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;
10am-Noon. Tamil Radio – Kaalai Thendral on KLOK 1170AM; Listen live @

Apr. 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 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:, 510.825.3567,

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,,

9:00am-10:15am – GATS-Alpharetta Tamil School; Tamil Class taught at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, Georgia; Contact: Valli Sundaram:, Dr. Kalai Parthiban: 404.831.3282
9:30am - 10:45am - GATS-Alpharetta Tamil School; Venue: Piney Grove Middle School, Cumming, Georgia; Contact: Sundari Kumar:
10-11:30am. Satsang - silent meditation, discourse by Nome on Self-Knowledge and Self-inquiry, recitation and readings from the Upanishads; Organized by Society of Abidance in Truth; Venue: Santa Cruz, California; Contact: 831. 425.7287,; Free.
5:00pm. Communion & Worship Service; Discourses by Rev. Sam Raj, Rev. Shawn Redmond; Special Service on Valentine’s Day; Venue: First Tamil Church of Atlanta, Alpharetta, Georgia; Contact: 404.276.2661,; 10am (English) 11:30am (Tamil) 1pm (Hindi). Immanuel Lutheran Church - Church congregation of Tamil Speaking public from Asia; Location: 149-40, 11th Ave, Whitestone, New York; Contact: Rev. Dr. E.J. Rethinasamy 718.767.5656 x301,

Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California
Sunday, Apr. 1, Punguni Utharam Celebrations – Devotional songs by Hema Sista; Sunday, Apr. 15, Tamil New Year – Bharathanatyam by Sundara Swaminathan & students; Sunday, Apr. 29, Meenakshi Kalyanam – Devotional Songs by Harini Krishna; Venue: Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact:, 925.827.0127

Easter Celebrations
Christ Church of India, San Jose, California:
April 5, 7:30pm - Maundy Thursday Service;
Apr. 6, 7:30pm - Good Friday Service;
April 8, 7:00am - Easter Sunrise Service;

Christ Church of India, San Ramon, California:
Apr. 6, 7:30pm - Good Friday Service;
Apr. 8 - Easter Service;

Christhava Tamil Church, Queens, New York:
Apr. 5, 7pm - Maundy Thursday Service;
Apr. 6, Noon - Good Friday Services,
Apr. 8, 9am - Easter Sunday service;

April 1, 2012, Sunday
3pm. Solo Bharathanatyam performance by Priyadarsini Govind with Live orchestra; Organized by Natya Dance Company; Venue: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie, Illinois; Contact:
4:15pm. Carnatic Flute Concert – Youth Program – Master Prasanna Rajan (Flute), Divya Mohan (Violin), Vignesh Venkataraman (Mridangam); 6pm. Grand Hindustani Classical Concert – Nachiketa Yakkundi (Hindustani Vocal), Vivek Data (Harmonium), Ravi Gutala (Tabla); A fundraiser for 'Embracing the World' charities; Venue: Amrita Hall, MA Center, Castro Valley, California; Contact: 510.371.1426,,

April 4-15, 2012; Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana; Watch live webcasts at

April 7, 2012, Saturday
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Santosh Sivakumar; Disciple of Guru Meena Logan and Pushpanjali Dance Academy; Venue: McAfee Performing Arts and Lecture Center, Saratoga, California; Contact:,

April 8, 2012, Sunday
3:30pm. Bharathanatyam performance with Live orchestra by Smt. Priyadarshini Govind; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, California; Contact:

April 13, 2012, Friday
5:45pm. Chiththirai ThirunaaL & Comedy Play 'Chocolate Krishna' by Crazy Mohan & Madhu Balaji; Organized by Connecticut Tamil Sangam; Venue: Bristol Central High School, Bristol, Connecticut; Contact: Nambi 860.657.4396, Uma: 860.872.8733,

April 14, 2012, Saturday
2pm. Chiththirai Thiruvizha 2012; Program features traditional program, folk games and festivities; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: Hart Middle School, Pleasanton, California; Contact: Prabhu: 925.202.1176,
5pm. Bhrathanatyam Arangetram of Keerthana Moudgal; Student of Guru Indumathy Ganesh and Nrithyollasa Dance Academy; Venue: Jackson Theater, Fremont, California; Contact: 510.623.8230, 510.490.7056,
6:30pm. Monthly Tamil Mass, Rosary, Children Liturgy and Get-together; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community; Venue: St.Joseph's Church, Mountain View, California; Contact:
8pm. Pushed to the edge - A collaborative world premiere production of Natya Dance company and Mordine & Co. Dance theater; Examines Eastern and Western cultures through movement; Venue: North Shore Center for the performing arts, Skokie, Illinois; Contact:

April 15, 2012, Sunday
3:30pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sri. Neyveli Santhanagopalan & Kum. Sriranjani Santhanagopalan; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, California; Contact:
4pm. Bharathanatyam performance by Ms. Radica Giri & students of Anjali School of Dance; Fundraiser for Concord Shiva Murugan Temple; Venue: Cubberley Auditorium, Palo Alto, California; Contact:,

April 16-21, Mon-Saturday
Workshop for students of Anjali Natya with Guru Adyar Lakshman; Organized by Anjali Natya; Contact:, Radica Giri: 408.666.6565

April 20-22, 2012, Friday-Sunday
Azhagu - iRaivi, arasi, mangai - Eighth Tamil Chair Conference; Presented by Tamil Chair, Dept. of South and South East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Venue: Dwinelle Hall, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Contact:
7:00pm (Fri & Sat), 2:30pm (Sun). REBELution - a presentation of short stories, personal essays and poems through expressions & dance; Program features Saxophonist Prasant Radhakrishnan, Dancer Vidhya Subramanian, Journalists Kalpana Mohan, Jaya Padmanabhan and Poet Arun KUmar; Venue: CounterPulse, San Francisco, California; Contact:

April 22, 2012, Sunday
11am. Carnatic Vocal concert by Dr. Nirmala Sundararajan; Ravi Srinivasan (Violin), Dhamodharan Srinivasan (mridangam); Venue: The Bethel, Trinity Park, Mt. Tabor, New Jersey; Contact: Rupa Ranganathan: 973.722.7848
3:30pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sri. Unnikrishnan; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California; Contact:

April 28, 2012, Saturday
4pm. Tamil New Year 2012 - Double Treat - Crazy Mohan's Chocolate Krishna Drama & Light Music Concert by Chicago's professional singers; A fundraiser for Shri Ganesha Gayathri Temple, Lockport, Illinois; Venue: Balaji Temple, Aurora, Illinois; Contact: Raghu: 815.436.3135, Vidya: 630.654.4832,
7:30am-9pm. Srinivasa Kalyanam; Presented by Sri Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD); Venue: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mather, California; Contact: 916.483.4760, 925.548.6820,

April 29, 2012, Sunday
7:30am-9pm. Srinivasa Kalyanam; Presented by Sri Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD); Venue: San Mateo Event Center (Redwood Hall), San Mateo, California; Contact: 408.409.7352, 925.548.6820,

May 4-6, 2012 (Houston, TX) & May 11-13 (Scarborough, Toronto), Fri-Sunday
Explore the science of yoga with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev; Inner engineering program - A life-transforming weekend (program conducted in Tamil in Toronto location); Texas Venue: George Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas; Toronto Venue: Scarborough Convention Center, Scarborough, Toronto; Contact:,

May 5, 2012, Saturday
11am-2pm. 62nd Aradhana of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi; Venue: Milpitas Jain Temple, Milpitas, California; Contact:, 510.656.2752
4pm. Bharathanatyam performance by Guru Vishal Ramani and students; A fundraiser for Concord Shiva Murugan Temple; Organized by Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: McAfee Performing Arts center, Saratoga, California; Contact:
4:30pm. Rang De Basanti - Color of Spring Dance Festival; Organized by AID-Chicago; Venue: Veluchamy Auditorium, Aurora Hindu Temple, Aurora, Illinois, Contact: Chandra Papudesu: 312.560.1074; Tickets: $10

May 6, 2012, Sunday
2:30pm. Chocolate Krishna - A drama by Crazy Mohan; Organized by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: Ferst Center for Arts, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia; Contact:, 678.757.GATS

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