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May 2012 Issue
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Events Calendar
May 2012: Events Calender
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If you want events to be included, please e-mail details to thendral@tamilonline.com. 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.

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Wednesdays
6-9am. “ItsDiff” Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa, itsdiff@gmail.com
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: www.satramana.org, 831.425.7287

May 03, 10, 17, 24 Thursdays
7:30-8:30pm. Weekly Satsanghs (Shirdi Sai Bhajans); Organized by Shirdi Sai Parivaar; Venue: Shirdi Sai Center, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: www.shirdisaiparivaar.org, 408-705-7904
7:10pm. Shirdi Sai Bhajans; Venue: Kalpataru Sai Nilayam, Evergreen Area, San Jose, California; Contact: www.thesaifoundation.org, 408.223.0999

May 04, 11, 18, 25 Fridays
7:15pm – 8:30pm. GATS-CTA Tamil Classes at Atlanta Tamil Church, Norcross, Georgia; Contact: Ravi Palaniappan: raviclri@hotmail.com, 678.799.1212,

May 05, 12, 19, 26 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: 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
10am-Noon. Tamil Radio – Kaalai Thendral on KLOK 1170AM; Listen live @www.arimausa.com

May 06, 13, 20, 27 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
9:00am-10:15am - GATS-Alpharetta Tamil School; Tamil Class taught at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, Georgia; Contact: Valli Sundaram: vallisundaram@yahoo.com, Dr. Kalai Parthiban: 404.831.3282
9:30am - 10:45am - GATS-Alpharetta Tamil School; Venue: Piney Grove Middle School, Cumming, Georgia; Contact: Sundari Kumar: principal.gats_cma@catamilacademy.org
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, www.satramana.org; 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, www.ftcatlanta.org; 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, www.immanuelwhitestone.com

Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California
Sat. May 5, Mother’s Day Celebrations - Devotional songs by Latha Sriram & Students; Sunday, Jun. 3, Visakam Celebration – Bharathanatyam by Jayanthi Sridharan & students; Venue: Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: www.temple.org, 925.827.0127

Crazy Mohan’s Chocolate Krishna Drama, May 2012
May 18, 6pm (Seattle) – Organized by Veda Temple, Seattle; Venue: Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland, Washington; Contact: www.vedatemple.org;
May 19, 5:30pm (Southern California) – Organized by Southern California Tamil Manram; Venue: David Starr Jordan High School, Long Beach, California; Contact: 562.653.6120, socaltm@gmail.com;
May 20, 3pmOrganized by Arizona Tamil Sangam; Venue: Arcadia High School, Phoenix, Arizona; Contact: Krithivas: 480.710.8396;
May 26, Saturday, 4:30pm – Sacramento, California, Venue: Rosemont High School Auditorium, Sacramento, California; Contact: 916.849.1518

Triveni Arts Inc. & YGM's UAA - Venkata3 Drama – May 2012
May 4 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;
May 5: Cincinnati, Ohio;
May 6: Chicago, Illinois;
May 12: Louisville, Kentucky;
May 13: Bloomington, Illinois;
May 18: New York, NY; May 19: Boston, Massachusetts;
May 20: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; June 2: Seattle, Washington;
June 3: Portland, Oregon;
Contact: Ranga: 630.654.4832, Raghu: 815.955.7794, triveni.chicago@gmail.com

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: www.beBreatheBlossom.com/Houston, www.beBreatheBlossom.com/Toronto

May 5 & 6, 2012
5pm. Chitra Purnima – Lectures by visiting distinguished guru Dr. TS.Shanmuga Sivachariar; (Saturday) – Concept of Devi and Shiva; (Sunday) – Relevance of Rituals in the present century; Organized by Sri Mahakaleshwar Temple; Venue: Temple Premises, Santa Clara, California; Contact: 408.800.PUJA, www.srimahakalmandir.org

May 5, 2012, Saturday
11am-2pm. 62nd Aradhana of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi; Venue: Milpitas Jain Temple, Milpitas, California; Contact: sunita_parasuraman@yahoo.com, 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: www.shrikrupa.org
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
2pm & 5pm. (Double header concert) (2pm) Sri Sandeep Narayan & Party (Carnatic Vocal); (5pm) Sri. R.K.Shriramkumar & Party (Carnatic Violin); Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org
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: www.gatamilsangam.org, 678.757.GATS

May 12, 2012, 2012, Saturday
3:30pm. Composers Day; Organized by Smt. Lalitha Venkataraman & Raga Vani School of Music; Program features Pancharathna Kritis & Student performances; Venue: Chinmaya Mission, San Jose, California; Contact: info@ragavani.com
5:30pm. Venkata3 - Y.Gee Mahendra's hilarious comedy drama; Organized by Kentucky Tamil Sangam; Venue: KY school for the blind, 1867, Frankfort Ave, Louisville, Kentucky; Contact: www.kentuckytamilsangam.com
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: www.tamilcatholic.org

May 13, 2012, Sunday
2pm & 5pm. (Double header concert) (2pm) Sri R. Suryaprakash & Party (Carnatic Vocal); (5pm) Sri. R.Kumaresh (Violin) & Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh (Veena); Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

May 18, 2012, Friday
7-8pm. Bharathanatyam by Guru. Adayar Lakshman; Organized by Anjali Natya; Venue: Shridi Sai Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: 408.666.6565, www.anjalinatya.com

May 19, 2012, Friday
3:30pm. Chithirai Vizha 2012; Program features YGM’s Venkata3 – hilarious drama; Organized by New England Tamil Sangam; Venue: Marlborough High School, Marlborough, Massachusetts; Contact: www.netamilsangam.org; Tickets: $15, $25
7pm. Carnatic Vocal concert by Sri . Saketharaman & Party; Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org
8pm. Devotional songs by Gokul Kalyanasundaram; Student of Smt. Anuradha Suresh & Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple, San Jose, California; Contact: www.shruthiswaralaya.com, 510.552.5824

May 24 & 25, 2012, Thursday & Friday
7:40pm. Personal Excellence through Bhagavad Gita. Discourse by Swami Sukhabodhananda; Venue: Divine Science Community Center, San Jose, California; Contact: 408.425.2851, 650.450.2662, toshakila@gmail.com, www.swamisukhabodhananda.org; Free.

May 26, 2012, Saturday
2:30pm. Managing Life Creatively; Program features a unique self-development program on overall wellness; Presented by Swami Sukhabodhananda; Venue: Divine Science Community Center, San Jose, California; Contact: 408.425.2851, 650.450.2662, toshakila@gmail.com, www.swamisukhabodhananda.org; Tickets: $30 (advance), $35 (at the gate)
3:30pm. Carnatic Vocal Arangetram of Mekala Neelakantan, Disciple of Smt. Latha Sriram & Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya; Venue: Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, San Ramon, California;
2pm & 3:30pm. Paramparai Sangeetham by Sri. Neyveli Santhanagopalan & Sriranjani Santhanagopalan; Venue: Shirdi Sai Mandir, Milpitas, California; Contact: Padma Mohan: 510,661.0709, Prasanna Ranganathan: 925.803.0180

May 27, 2012, Sunday
4pm. Crazy Mohan’s Chocolate Krishna Drama; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, California; Contact: Prabhu Venkatesh: 925.202.1176, www.bayareatamilmanram.org; Tickets: $15, $25, $50 and $100.

May 28, 2012, Monday
3:30pm. Carnatic Vocal concert by Smt. Vishakha Hari & Party; Program features Harikatha – Musical discourse; Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org
5pm. Meet, Greet & Dine with Comedy King Crazy Mohan, Maadhu Balaji and team; Program features Stand-up comedy, fun-filled evening, photo-op and more; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: Centerville Community Center, Fremont, California; Contact: Prabhu Venkatesh: 925.202.1176, Prasad Ramakrishnan: 408.705.8172, crazymohan2012@gmail.com

May 30 – June 3, 2012 (Wednesday – Sunday)
9am-7:30pm everday; Maha Kumbhabhishekam of newly built Balaji Temple; Program features Bhoomi, Ganapathi puja, Punya Vachanam, cultural programs and more (see Ad for details); Venue: 5004 North First Street, San Jose, California; Contact: www.balajitemple1.net, balajitemple1@gmail.com; Participate, Sponsor and Donate generously.

June 2, 2012, Saturday
5:15pm. ILP Fest 2012 - Harmony Unlimited by Hari yudan Naan Band & Singers Haricharan and Rahul Nambiar; Program features a multi-lingual Musical Extravaganza; Organized by India Literacy Project; Venue: Carrington Hall, Sequoia High School, Redwood City, California; Contact: www.ilpnet.org/ilpfest; Tickets: $25, $35, $50, $75

June 3, 2012, Sunday
Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Deepthisri Suresh, Disciple of Smt. Priya Ramadoss and Srishti Dance Academy; Venue: Mission City Center for Performing Arts, Adrian Wilcox High School, Santa Clara, California; Contact: Priya Ramadoss: 510.396.2249, pramadoss@gmail.com

June 9, 2012, Saturday
4:30pm. Carnatic Vocal Arangetram of Sahana Rajan, Disciple of Smt. Latha Sriram & Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya; Venue: Amador Theater, Pleasanton, California;
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