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November 2004 Issue
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November 2004 : Events Calendar
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 Nov. 09Trayodashi
 Nov. 10Dhanvantri Vritam
 Nov. 11Deepavali, Dhan Lakshmi Pooja
 Nov. 12Govardhan Pooja
 Nov. 25Karthigai Deepostavam, Full moon
 Nov. 29Sankashta Chathurthi
Shubha Muhurtha Day:
3, 4,8,15,18,28


Ongoing:
10.30am - 12.30pm. The Women's Forum of ICSC meets for free lecture/discussion sessions with guest speakers and facilitators on the last Saturday of every month at ICSC, 3065 Democracy Way , Santa Clara, California, Contact: 408-748-1771

Sculptures of South and South East Asia. Exhibition continuing indefinitely. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, District of Columbia. Contact: 202.357.2700, asiainfo@asia.si.edu, www.asia.si.edu.

November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Tuesdays
6- 9am - "Silicon Solai" Tamil Radio program every week at 90.1 FM, KZSU Stanford, BayArea California. Contact: Manoharan Kandasamysiliconsolai@yahoo.com

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

November 4, 11, 18, 25 Thursdays
1pm- 3pm Carnatic Radio on 90.1 FM KZSU Stanford. The program is one hour of Carnatic music and one hour of Gharana music. Contact: Parag,info@kzsu.stanford.edu.

November 6, 20 Saturdays
11am - Balajyothi classes (Youth & Education) by Siva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,www.livermoretemple.org

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

November 6, 13, 20, 27 Saturdays
7.30pm - 8.30pm. Meditation at the Shambala International Healing Center with Guru Ramaji & Yogini at 814 N.Ogden Dr. West Hollywood, CA. Contact: 213.653.2716 Shambhala.center@usa.net

November 7, 17, 21, 28 Sundays
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: 770.907.7102,feedback@hindutempleofatlanta.org, www.hindutempleofatlanta.org

11am-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

November 4, Thursday
5pm. "India is Hiring" - A Career Fair Organized by Silicon India at the The Marriott, 2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara,California 95054. Tickets: General: $15. Contact: Jay Basantkumar 510.440.8249,www.siliconindia.com

November 5, Friday
Noon. "3rd Annual Performing Arts Show" An Evening of Persian Music, dance and theatre, Organized by Iranian Students Academic & Culutural Org at Texas Union Theater, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, Tickets: General Admission - $12, Students/Seniors/Kids(under 12) - $10, Contact: Arezo Noormohammadi 832.606.9561

"Diwali Mela" - 3-day Fun filled Diwali activities Organized by Hindu Temple & Community Center, Sunnyvale, California, Contact:www.sunnyvaletemple.org

November 6, Saturday
5.30p - 11pm. "VIBHA DIWALI MELA 2004", Organized by Vibha - Sacramento at Folsom Middle School, Folsom, California. Contact:info@sacramento.vibha.org

Crazy Mohan presenting two dramas Organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram, Houston, Texas, Time and Venue to be announced. Contact:www.bkmhouston.org

4.30pm. "Gala Musical Night" Organized by Kerala Association of Colorado with the Local Talents. Venue to be announced in Denver, Colorado. Contact: Mohana Krishnan 303.252.9537, info@coloradokeralite.org, http://www.coloradokeralites.org/

7pm. "Zee International Bhangra Championship 2004" Hosted by Rushi Entertainment Inc. at Manhattan Center Studios, 311 West, 34th Street, New York, Tickets: $100, $75, $60, $50, $35, $20. Contact: Sidharth Dhawan 301.731.0300

November 7, Sunday
4pm. "Carnatic Vocal Concert" by Thiru. Sanjay Subramanian Hosted by South India Fine Arts at CET (Center for Employment Training), San Jose, California; Admission: $50, $15, Free to SIFA Sponsors, Contact: K.S. Srinivasan, Contact: www.southindiafinearts.org, info@southindiafinearts.org

6pm. "GAJAMUKHA" - India Arts and Cultural Council presents "Music & Dance Ballet of India" by Dr. Jayanthi Raman with artists from India at Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, California, Tickets: $45, $35, $25, $20, $10, Contact: Raman Srinivasan 503.531.7266

4pm. " Vanavil" - SANHITI Presents a Colorful Journey Through Tamizh Dancescapes featuring classical, semi-classical, folk dances and all-time movie favorites at Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California. Tickets: $12. Contact: Janani at 408.241.3472 or Subha 408.986.8805

3.30pm. "Carnatic Vocal Concert" by Thiru. Madurai Sundar accompanied by Thiru. K V S Vinay - Violin and Thiru. Suresh Ramachandran - Mrudangam at HTCS Temple Auditorium, Bridgewater New Jersey. Contact:www.cmana.org Bharathanatyam recital by Tmt. Indumathi Ganesh's Students at Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California. Contact: www.shivamurugantemple.org

November 13, Saturday
9am - 5.30pm. "PRANAHUTI AIDED MEDITATION", A unique method of Raja Yoga. The training is held every 2nd Saturday of the month in Bay Area and free for all (No hidden costs). Contact: www.sriramchandra.org, isrc_ca@yahoo.com, BVSK Sastry 510.656.4772

6.30pm. Yash Gandhi Foundation presents "Diwali Dinner and Dance" a party geared towards couples and families at Chateau Granieri, 2522 West Main Street, Jeffersonville near King of Prussia,Philadelphia 19403, Tickets: $25.63 (Adults), $10.25 (Kids). Contact: Sonal and Ashesh Gandhi 610.455.1068

7pm. Monthly Tamil Mass at St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact: www.tamilcatholic.com; 650.967.3831

7.30pm. "Bhakti: The Soul of Classical and Devotional music" featuring musicians from Orissa Hosted by Jyoti Kala Mandir at Open Secret, 923 C Street, San Rafeal, California, Tickets: $10, Contact: Amanda Grady 510.486.9851

NAATAK Presents its 19TH Production: "MUAVAZEY": A play in Hindi by Bhisham Sahni; Directed by Sujit Saraf with shows in California. Set in an unnamed city in modern India, it is a hilarious account of how a modern city awaits a riot, and how everyone seeks to profit by it. Proceeds benefit ICC and AIF. November 13th (@ 7pm), 14th (@ 3pm) and December 5th, (@ 3pm) at India Community Center, 555 Los Coches Street, Milpitas. November 20th at Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley at 6pm. November 21st at Off-Market Theater & Studio, 965 Mission Street, San Francisco at 6pm. December 4th at the Vyas Residence, 1 Castledown Road, Pleasanton at 2pm. Contact: Manish Sabu at 408.265.3214

November 14, Sunday
2.30pm. Bharathanatyam performace by students of PAMPA for the celebration of WORLD FESTIVAL at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 1 Notre Dame Avenue, San Mateo, California, Contact: 650.344.7622.

3pm-8pm. Deepavali Celebrations by New Jersey Tamil Sangam; Crazy Ghost - A Humorous play by Crazy Mohan; Location: Crossword South Brunswick Middle School Auditorium, South Brunswick, New Jersey; Contact: Meena Ravanan 732.985.1347, Bargavi Sundarrajan 732.819.0773;www.njtamilsangam.info; Tickets: $50, $25, $15

4pm. Bharatha Natyam Recital By Rama Vaidhyanathan Hosted by South India Fine Arts at CET (Center for Employment Training), San Jose, California; Tickets: Front Rows - $50, General Seating - $15, Children (5 - 12 Years)/ Senior Citizens - $12, Free for SIFA Sponsors. Contact: K S Srinivasan,www.southindiafinearts.org, info@southindiafinearts.org

4pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sanjay Subramanyam at MIT's Wong Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts; Tickets: General - $18, Members - $14, Students - $10, Free for MIT Students with ID cards; Contact: MITHAS: 508.358.4267

November 16, Tuesday
11:30am, 'From Estrangement to engagement: The US and India in the New Century', A speech by Strobe Talbott, President, The Brooklings Institution; Organized by World Affairs Council; Location: Council's Conference room, San Francisco, California; Contact: www.itsyourworld.org; 415.293.4686

November 18, Thursday
6 day Art of Living Workshop offers practical and effective techniques with a six session program on Pranayama, Yoga, Advanced Breathing Techniques, Deep Relaxation, Group Processes. Organized by Art Of Living Foundation, New Jersery at Ramada Inn, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Contact: 732.738.4457,info@artoflivingnj.org

November 20, Saturday
7.30pm. Asha for Education NYC/NJ presents 2nd Annual Diwali Ball at Shaan of India Restaurant 57 West 48th Street, New York, NY (btw. 5th & 6th Avenues), Tickets: $80 per person $75 for 2 tickets, Contact:http://www.ashanet.org/nycnj/diwaliball , Nidhi Chaudhry 646.526.6164, diwaliballnycnj@yahoo.com

7.30pm. "Tribute To The Legends With The Next Generation", Organized by Bollywood Group at Trump Taj Mahal Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, Contact: Kamal Dandona, 516.248.8777, kd@bollygroup.com

9am. "Vibha 5K Walk/Run 2004" Hosted by VIBHA at East Mall, University of Texas at Austin 23rd St and San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, Texas 78712. Tickets: Students (registration) - $11, General (registration) - $16, Pledge Level I - $5, Pledge Level II - $10, Pledge Level III - $25, Pledge Level IV - $50. Contact : Ramadass Nagarajan 512.826.6887, vibhaaustin@yahoo.com.

5pm. "Timeless Traditions" Performance by Mythili Kumar of Abhinaya Dance Company (Bharathanatyam) with Tarangini Dancer (Kathak) featuring Pandit. Birju Maharaj's compositions (Thumris) at Mexican Heritage Theater, 1700, Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, California 95116. Tickets: Donor - $25.00, General - $15.00, Students/Seniors - $10.00, Family of Four - $45.00. Contact: 408.983.0491

6pm. "Trinity of Guitars" Organized by India Literacy Project featuring Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya, Bob Brozman, and Daniel Thomas on Guitar and Percussion, accompanied by Subahsish Bhattacharya on the Tabla at Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, Los Altos, California 94022. Tickets: VIP $100 , Level II $50, Level III $30, Level IV $20, Contact: ILP Event Coordinator 866.232.4950, www.ilpnet.org

November 21, Sunday
3.30pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Thiru. Sanjay Subramaniam accompanied by Thiru. Nagai Muralidaran - Violin and Thiru. Mannargudi Easwaran - Mrudangam at HTCS Temple Auditorium, Bridgewater New Jersey. Contact:www.cmana.org

4pm. PAMPA is presenting a Bharathanatyam recital Daasahoum & Punya Koti, a folk fable by Nirmala Madhava & the students of Pampa at Cubberley theater, Palo Alto, California.

2pm. "Winter Student Showcase" Presented by Dakshina Palli Natyam at Studios of City Center, 130 west 56th street, 3rd floor, New York, New York, Tickets: $10, Contact: 212.946.5348, dakshinapalli@hotmail.

4.30pm. Academy of Indian Performing Arts presents "Silappadhikaram", a dance theater production from India by Avigna Dance Ensemble headed by G Narendra, Music is composed by Bombay Jayashree, the script is by Kanimozhi Karunanidhi. It's a production of Cleveland Cultural Alliance at Sorenson Theater of Babson College, Wellesley Massachusetts. Contact: Jothi Raghavan 978.392.4677, Sujatha Krishnan 781.863.0098

November 24, Wednesday
AMMA visits Michigan on a 4day visit. Free Public Programs; Public Programs consist of Satsang (spiritual discourse), Bhajans (devotional music) and Darshan (Amma's blessings) At Ypsilanti Marriott at Eagle Crest, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Contact: http://www.ammamich.org, 734.769.2662, ammamich@aol.com

November 25, Thursday
6pm. 4dayYoga and Meditation Retreat with Swami Atma; Organized by AYA Austin at Barsana Dham Ashram, Austin, Texas, Contact Lila, 512.795.9058,Lila@YogaAdvaita.org

November 26, Friday
6pm. "Retreat with Amma", at Ypsilanti Marriott at Eagle Crest Resort, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Retreat pre-registration is required and can be made through http://www.amma.org or by calling 510-537-9417 for a retreat registration form. Early registration is highly recommended; Contact: http://www.ammamich.org, call (734) 769-2662, or email:ammamich@aol.com

November 27, Saturday
Bharathanatyam recital by Tmt. Vishal Ramani's Students at Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California. Contact: ww.shivamurugantemple.org; www.shrikrupa.org
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