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May 2015 Issue
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May 2015: Events Calendar
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May 2015: Events Calendar

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.

May 5, 12, 19, 26 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255, www.livermoretemple.org

May 6, 13, 20, 27 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 7, 14, 21, 28 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
7pm. Evergreen Classics by Srikant Ramabadran; Bay Area: 1550 AM; Contact: www.mixcloud.com/RadioZindagi; srikant@radiozindagi.com
7:10pm. Shirdi Sai Bhajans; Venue: Kalpataru Sai Nilayam, Evergreen Area, San Jose, California; Contact: www.thesaifoundation.org, 408.223.0999

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 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.
10am-Noon. Tamil Radio - Kaalai Thendral on KLOK 1170AM; Listen live @ www.arimausa.com

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 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: Shirdi Sai Parivaar - Shirdi Sai Center, Milpitas, 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.orgwww.chinmaya-sanjose.org/balvihar.html
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.
3-4:30pm. Plano Tamil School; Facilitated by Sastha Tamil Foundation; Venue: Alpha Montessori House, Plano, Texas; Contact: www.pltamil.com
5:00pm. Communion & Worship Service; Discourses by Rev. Sam Raj, Rev. Shawn Redmond; 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, immanuelwhitestone.com

May - July 2015
Mata Amritanandamayi 2015 US Summer Tour from May 30 to July 20th; Visits at Seattle, San Ramon, Los Angeles (California); Santa FE (New Mexico); Dallas (Texas); Atlanta (Georgia); Chicago (Illinois); Washington DC, Boston, New York & Toronto; Retreats at San Ramon, Los Angeles and Santa Fe locations; Visit www.amma.org 

May - June 2015
Great Lakes Aradhana Committee, Michigan, now in its 30th year, organizes a month-long fine arts festival held at several venues all over SE Michigan; Visit www.glacmichigan.com for concert schedules

May 1, 2015, Friday
7:30pm. Meera by Kalaimamani Urmila Sathyanarayanan & Party; Organized by Kalalaya USA; Venue: Cubberly Community Center, Palo Alto, California; Contact: www.kalalayausa.org

May 2, 2015, Saturday
4:30pm. Rang De Basanti - Dance and Music Festival; Organized by Association of India Development (AID), Chicago; Venue: Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois; Contact: Chandra Papudesu: 630.544.9113
5:30pm. Kadamba Malai - a light music concert by Pallavi; A fundraiser for Shiva Murugan Temple; Venue: Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, Los Altos, California; Contact: shivamurugantemple.org, fb.com/thePallavi

May 2 & 3, 2015, Saturday & Sunday
3pm (Sat) & 7:30am (Sun). Learn Shambhavi Kriya - a powerful and ancient yogic practice - from Sadhguru; Organized by Isha Foundation; Venue: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois; Contact: ishausa.org/Chicago

May 8 - 10, 2015, Fri - Sunday
Panchayatana Yagna - worship of five deities representing the five elements; Organized by The Bharatiya Temple; Venue: The Bharatiya Temple, Troy, Michigan; Contact: bharatiya-temple.org, Sundar Koduvayur: 248.707.9979

May 9, 2015, Saturday
11am. 65th Aradhana of Bhagawan Sri Ramana Maharishi; Program features talk by Pt. Vamadeva Shastri (Dr. David Frawley) and Sri. V.S.Mani of Sri Ramanasramam, Thiruvannamalai, followed by bhajans, veda prarayana, and Arati; Venue: Fremont Senior Center, 40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, California; Contact: sunita_parasuramman@yahoo.com, 510.656.2752
2pm. Book Release (Adayaaril Innor Aalamaram by Ranimainthan) by Dr. Sandy Srinivas & Fundraiser Drama - ViNNayyum ThaaNdi Cinemaavaa - A comedy Drama in Tamil; Organized by Cancer Institute Foundation and Adade Creations; Venue: Canada College, Redwood City, California; Contact: Prabha 408.537.3458, cifwia.org
3pm. Exploring conceptual manodharma in carnatic music by Sasidhar Madugula and Vikram Bharati; Organized by Classical Music Awareness amoung Youth (CMAY); Venue: Milpitas Library Auditorium, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.cmay.org
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
6:45pm. Carnatic Vocal performance by Manasa Suresh; As part of the Sayanotsavam program; Organized by Balaji Temple, Aurora, Illinois; Venue: Balaji Temple, Aurora, Illinois; Contact: balaji.org

May 10, 2015, Sunday
4pm. Ragamalika - Ilayaraja salutes Thyagaraja - A tribute to the two masters; Program features innovative fusion with film music; Organized by TNF Foundation, Houston Chapter; Venue: Sri Meenakshi Temple, Pearland, Texas; Contact: tnfusa.org/chapter/houston
4pm. Dwita: Duality of Life; A bharathanatyam performance by Rama Vaidyanathan & Dakshina Vaidyanathan; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California; Contact: southindiafinearts.org
4:25pm. Mother's Day Special - Mega Tamil Light Music Programme in Bay Area - Singer Chitra accompanied by Priya Himesh, Sri Krishna and Vijay Prakash; Organized by Kalalaya USA; Venue: Chabot College Auditorium, Hayward, California; Contact: kalalayausa.org
5:30pm. Shobana's Krishna - A musical in English; Organized by AAA Entertainments; Venue: Smithwick Theater Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California; Contact: aaaentertainments.com, 510.453.1521

May 16, 2015, Saturday
10:30am. 31st Anniversary of Badarikashrama; Student performances from Shruthi Swara Laya; Organized by Badrikashrama; Venue: Badarikashrama, San Leandro, California; badarikashrama.org
1:30pm. Kalyanamalai featuring Sorpozhivu, pecharangam and pattimanram; Organized by Tamilnadu Foundation (TNF) & Chicago Tamil Sangam; Venue: Jain Society of Metropolitan Chicago, Bartlett, Illinois; Contact: chicagotamilsangam.org
3pm. Divyanamam Bhajans & Radha Kalyanam by Sri. Kadayanallur Rajagopal Bhagavathar; Organized by VVGC, SVCC & Gnanananda Seva Samajam; Venue: SVCC Temple, Fremont, California; Contact: vvgc.org

May 17, 2015, Sunday
11am. Kalyanamalai featuring Sorpozhivu, pecharangam and pattimanram; Organized by Tamil Nadu Foundation (TNF) & Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: Gujarati Samaj, Tucker, Georgia; Contact: gatamilsangam.org
2pm. Divyanamam Bhajans & Radha Kalyanam by Sri. Kadayanallur Rajagopal Bhagavathar; Organized by VVGC, SVCC & Gnanananda Seva Samajam; Venue: INDTV Hall, Milpitas, California; Contact: www.vvgc.org 
4pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sri. O.S. Thyagarajan; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org


May 23, 2015, Saturday
10am. Kalyanamalai featuring Sorpozhivu, pecharangam and pattimanram; Organized by Tamil Nadu Foundation (TNF) & Metroplex Tamil Sangam; Venue: Grapevine Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas; Contact: dfwmts.org
4pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sri. OS.Thiagarajan; Sasidhar Madigula (Violin), Vikram Bharati (Mrudangam); Organized by CMAY & Sri Mahakaleshwar Mandir; Venue: Temple Premises, Santa Clara, California; Contact: srimahakalmandir.org PrabhRti (Student solo performances); Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: Shruthi Swara Laya premises, Fremont, California; Contact: www.shruthiswaralaya.com,ggavimal@sbcglobal.net, 510.552.5824

May 24, 2015, Sunday
1pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Manasa Suresh; As part of Sacramento Aradhana; Venue: SVCC Temple, Sacramento, California; Contact: www.sacramentoaradhana.org
3:30pm. Ramam Gunabhi Ramam - a dance ballet depicting 16 sarvgunas of Rama; Concept & Choreography by Guru Vishal Ramani, written composed Ashok Subramaniam; Organized by Shri Krupa Dance Company; Venue: McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, California; Contact: Raja 408.605.6249, Murali 408.623.1299
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Apoorva Rangan; Disciple of Guru Indumathy Ganesh and student of Nrithyollasa Dance Academy; Venue: Jackson Theater, Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact: Nrithyollasa: 510.623.8230, Jaisri: 408.238.2385
Tamil Matrimonial meeting; Program features Summer Dance, Folk dancing, Prayer, Singing, Introduction of families and meal; Registration required; Contact: TamilMatrimonialMeeting.org

May 25, 2015, Monday
11am. Kalyanamalai featuring Sorpozhivu, pecharangam and pattimanram; Organized by Tamil Nadu Foundation (TNF) & Bharathi Kalai Manram; Venue: Sri Meenakshi Temple Auditorium, Pearland, Texas; Contact: www.bkmhouston.org

May 29, 2015, Friday
6:30pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Chertalai KN Ranganatha Sharma; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: Eagle Theater, Los Altos High School, Los Altos, California; Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org

May 30, 2015, Saturday
6pm. Chains - Love stories of shadows - a solo bharathanatyam dance theatre by Savitha Sastry; Program features an opening act, 'In God's Country' by Bay Area dancers; Organized by Sangam Arts; Venue: Montgomery Theater, San Jose, California; Contact: fb.com/sangamartorg, info@sangamarts.org

May 31, 2015, Sunday
3pm. Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam & Sri Sri Sri Maha Periyava Abhishekam; Organized by Pt. Chandramouli & Sri Kamakshi Community Center; Venue: Sanatan Dharma Kendra, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: srikamakshi.org, 925.961.9999
4pm. Pongal with Kaasi Halwa; A hilarious tamil comedy drama; Staged as part of Naatakothsava - a multilingual Drama Festival (bannadavesha.org); Venue: Evergreen Valley High School Theater, San Jose, California; Contact: Priya Lakshman 916.221.2542, Murali Jambu: 650.619.2380

June 7, 2015, Sunday
3:00pm. Love Exquisite - love poetry from ancient to the present; Performed by Abhinaya Dancers and musicians from India; Organized by Abhinaya Dance Company; Venue: Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.abhinaya.org
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