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April 2009 Issue
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April 2009: Events Calendar
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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.

 Apr. 01April Fool's Day
 Apr. 07Mahaveer Jayanthi
Apr. 10Good Friday
Apr. 13Easter Monday
Apr. 14Dr. Ambedkar Birthday
Apr. 15Taxes Due
Apr. 22Earth Day
Shubha Muhurtha Day: 20, 30

Apr. 07, 14, 21, 28 Tuesdays
12:00 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,

Apr. 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Wednesdays
6:00-9:00am. “ItsDiff” Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa,
7:45pm. Journey into the inner world via a series of powerful techniques; Venue: Life Bliss Foundation, Swami Nithyananda Vedic Temple, Montclair, California; Contact:, 909.625.1400

Apr. 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 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. 04, 11, 18, 25 Saturdays
8:00 - 10:00am. 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,
9:00am. 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;
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:, 909.625.1400

Apr. 05, 12, 19, 26 Sundays
8:00 - 10:00 am. 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,,
9:30-10:00am - 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,,
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, Web:
5.00 pm.: EMMANUEL TAMIL CHURCH; Vibrant praise & worship services. Venue: St. Michael's Lutheran Church - Chapel, 7000 N Sheldon Road, Canton, Michigan; Contact: Rev. Sunil Noah
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,
5:00 - 6:00pm. (EST): 'Tamil Amudham' Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor's Tamil Radio program: Every Sunday at 1460 AM; Can be heard at; Archives at; Contact: Program Director Dr. V.S Balanethiram 248.641.7684. Features news roundup, children’s program, kadhai amudham, mazhalai amudam
10:00 am. East West Tamil Service; Venue: Dr.Francis James, 32,Blakely, Irvine, California. Contact: Rev. Dr. N.J.Gnaniah, 714.828.3181,

Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California
Apr. 04, Sat. (Sriramanavami - Devotional Songs by Jayashree Varadarajan & Students); Apr. 05, Sun. (Panguni Utharavam - Hema Sista & Students); Apr. 12, Sunday (Tamil New Year - Sundara Swaminathan & Students); Apr. 26 Sun. (Krithigai Puja - Bharathanatyam by Thwisha & Tapasya); Venue: Temple Premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: 925.827.0127,

Apr. 04 & Apr. 05 (Sat. & Sun.)
South India Fine Arts (SIFA) 30th Anniversary Celebrations & Spring Festival; Apr. 04, Sat. - 1:00pm. Hari Katha by Paramesh Gopi & Party, Accompanied by Priya Parameshwaran & Sriram Raghavan; 3:30pm. Vocal Concert by Smt. Suguna Varadachari, Accompanied by Jayshankar Balan (Violin), Madrimangalam Swaminthan (Mridangam); 6:30pm. Violin Concert by M.S.Gopalakrishnan, Accompanied by Dr. M.Narmadha, G. Suresh (Violin), Madrimangalam Swaminthan (Mridangam); Apr. 05, Sun. 1:30pm. Vocal Concert by Gayathri Venkataraghavan, Accompanied by Ranjani Arun (Violin), Vinod Seetharaman (Mridangam); 4:30pm. Sri Gopalakrishna Bharathi’s Nandanaar Charitham Geetha Nrithyam - Nrithyam by Srikanth & Ashwathi; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact:

Ekal Vidyalaya
Open House on Marathons & Marathon Training Open House on Full Marathon & Half Marathon Training program; Food & Refreshments will be served at the open house - Sunday Apr. 5th @ 12:30pm in Cupertino (10185 North Stelling Road, Cupertino, CA), Sat. Apr. 11th @ 12:30pm in Fremont (Main Club House, 34142 Heather Terrace, Fremont, CA), Sun. Apr. 12th @ 12:30pm in Milpitas (India Community Center, Milpitas, CA); Marathon Training begins on Apr. 18th 2009; Contact: Ravi Kasirajan 408.981.1878, Dinesh Gopinathan 408.799.7553, Natasha 650.208.8784,

North South Foundation - 
Organizes local contests in Spelling, Vocabulary, Math, Geography, Essay Writing and Public Speaking in April-May 2009, across many Cities in 32 States; Check out: and click on Contest Calendar and for training workshops.

Apr. 01-06 (Los Angeles) & May 06-09 (Silicon Valley Bay Area)
Yogam - Experience the change; Organized by Life Bliss Foundation; Program features Free Public Discourses, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Kalpataru Program, Yoga Spurana; Venue: (LA) Vedic Temple, Montclair, Californa; Venue (Bay Area): India Community Center, Milpitas; Contact: 909.625.1400, 510.813.6474,,,

Apr. 04, Saturday
4:00pm. Chithirai Kondattam 2009; A fun filled event of classical & non-classical dance, mimicry, folklore, drama, and literary performances; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: San Ramon Performing Arts Center, San Ramon, California; Contact:, Saravanan: 925.309.4489, Solai Alagappan: 510.676.9857
10:00am - 5:00pm. Spring Picnic @ Ray Roberts Lake SP; Organized by Metroplex Tamil Sangam; Venue: Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Sanger, Texas; Contact:; Tickets: Free (for members), $5 (non-members)

Apr. 05, Sunday
8:30pm. Mumoorthigal (Trinity) Day Celebrations; Organized by Artistic Director: Smt. Latha Sriram & Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya; Chief Guest: Cleveland Sundaram; Program features Compositions of the Trinity sung by students; Venue: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact:

Apr. 11, Saturday
Galaata - A fun filled fundraising cultural festival; Program features light music by Pallavi Group; Organized by Udhavum KarangaL, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter; Venue: Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California; Contact:
4:30pm. Kaathal, Kaathal, Kaathal - A romantic comedy play in Tamil - 3 is a Triangle, 6 is a crowd; A Homegrown production, Written & Directed by Shyam Sundar; Hosted by San Diego Tamil Sangam; Venue: Thurgood Marshall Middle School, San Diego, California; Contact:
6:00pm. Easter Tamil Service; Venue: Magnolia Baptist Church, 720 S. Magnolia Ave, Anaheim, California. Contact: Rev.Dr. N.J.Gnaniah, 714.828.3181,
6:00pm. Holi Dandiya - Celebrating Holi for a Noble Cause; Program features Rhythm Master Dimple Patel & His Group; Organized by Cancer Institute Foundation (Adyar Cancer Institute); Venue: Temple Community Center, Sunnyvale Hindu Temple, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: Prabha: 408.537.3458,
6:45pm. Monthly Tamil Mass; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact:

Apr. 12, Sunday
3:30pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by T.M. Krishna; Accompanied by Nagai Sriram (Violin), Trichy Shankaran (Mridangam); Jointly Hosted by SIFA & SPICMACAY; Venue: Stanford Kresge Auditorium, Stanford, California; Contact:
4:00pm. Bharathanatyam Concert by Sangita Annamalai - Student of Guru Meena Logan and Pushpanjali Dance Academy; A fundraiser for Shiva Murugan Temple; Proceeds from the event will go the temple; Venue: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact:, 408.255.2976

Apr. 17 & 18 (Fri. & Sat.)
7:00pm (Fri). CMANA - Spring Concert Series; Carnatic Vocal concert by Ms. Nisha Rajagopal, Accompanied by Mysore Srikanth (Violin) & Trivandrum Balaji (Mridangam); 4pm (Sat.) Vocal concert by Neyveli Santhanagopalan, accompanied by Sridhar (Violin), Murugabhoopathy (Mridangam); Organized by Carnatic Music Association of North America (CMANA); Venue: Arshabodha Center, Franklin Park, New Jersey; Contact:

Apr. 18, Saturday
4:30pm. Annual Fundraiser; There is an urgent need for basic food and medicine; This year’s theme is ‘Vanni Humanitarian Relief’ to support humanitarian efforts in the Vanni region of Northern Sri Lanka; Hosted by Tamils of Northern California (TNC); Venue: Warwick Elementary School, Fremont, California; Contact:
6:00pm. Padmabhushan Dr.KJ Yesudas’ Semi-Classical Concert; Supported by Metroplex Tamil Sangam; Venue: The Black Academy of Arts & Letters, Dallas Convention Center Theater Complex, Dallas, Texas; Contact: Jimmy Philip @ Funasia 214.223.7530

Apr. 19, Sunday
1:30pm. Kalalaya's 20th Anniversary Celebrations - Inaugural Double header - Vocal concert by Sangeetha Swaminathan, accompanied by Anuradha Sridhar (violin), Shriram Brahmanandam (mridangam); 4:25pm - Violin Duet by Nadhamuni VV Subramaniam and VVS Murari, accompanied by Thiruvarur M. Bhakthavatsalam (mridangam); Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: 510.796.5252
4:00pm. Muthamizh Vizha & Fundraiser for Late Sri. Natesan Panicker. Program features Variety Cultural Program including a comedy play, a light music concert; Organized by Chicago Tamil Sangam and Balaji Temple, Aurora; Venue: Balaji Temple Auditorium, Aurora, Illinois; Contact: Chandrakumar: 630.427.7540, Velu Palani: 847.452.7852,; Tickets: $10; Children under 10 yrs (Free).
4:00pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Keerthi Venkat, Disciple of Smt. Vidya Subramanian, Artistic Director of Lasya Dance Company; Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California; Contact:

Apr. 24, Friday
7:00pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Smt. Sowmya, accompanied by RK Shriramkumar (Violin), Neyveli Narayanan (Mridangam); Organized by Columbus Carnatic Music Association, Ohio; Venue: Upper Arlington City Building, Upper Arlington, Ohio; Contact:

Apr. 24, 25, 26 (Fri - Sunday)
Abhinaya Dance Company showcases Bharathanatyam performances depicting Dharma Yuddh (stories from the Mahabharatha epic) by Ms. Rasika Kumar assisted by Artistic Director Mythili Kumar; Organized in association with Meru Education Foundation and IACRF (NJ); Venue: (Apr. 24) National Heritage Museum, Lexington, Massachusetts; Contact:; Venue: (Apr. 26) Bridgewater Hindu Temple, Bridgewater, New Jersey; Contact:

Apr. 25-26, Sat. & Sunday
Fifth Annual Tamil Conference; Theme: Paandi Naadu - The land of the Pandyas; Program features distinguished educators and researchers from universities all across the US and Canada; Guest Speakers: Dr. Kalyanasundaram (Project Madurai & Chairman INFITT) & Prof. Annamalai (Yale University); Organized by Prof. George Hart, South Asian Studies Dept, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Venue: Dwinelle Hall, Univ. of California, Bekeley, California; Contact:

Apr. 25, Saturday
3:00pm. Tamil New Year Celebrations; Organized by Bharathi Tamil Sangam; Program features children's programs, short skits, music & dance, pattimanram and more; Venue: Sunnyvale Hindu Temple auditorium, Sunnyvale, California; Contact:
4:00pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Ms. Nisha Balaraman, Disciple of Smt. Shreelata Suresh, Artistic Director of Vishwa Shanthi Dance Academy; Venue: Woodside High School Performing Arts Center, Woodside, California; Contact: 650.213.9199

Apr. 26, Sunday
2:30pm. Talks by Dr. Kalyanasundaram (Project Madurai & Chairman of INFITT) and Dr. Annamalai, South Asian Studies Dept., Yale University; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram & University of California Tamil Chair; Venue: Cubberly Auditorium, Palo Alto, California; Contact:,

May 02, Saturday
12:30-7:30pm. 2nd Annual Day Celebrations; Organized by Tamizh Schools USA, A registered not-for-profit, tax exempt organization from 1987; Program features, songs, story telling, reading, dance, short drama and ThirukkuraL competitions by students; Venue: Driscoll Christian High School Auditorium, Addison, Illinois; Contact: VJBabu

May 03, Sunday
1:30pm. Bharathanatyam performance by Ms. Mythili Kumar and Ms. Rasika Kumar and students of Abhinaya Dance Company; 4:30pm - Vocal concert by Sikkil Gurucharan, accompanied by Nagai Sriram (violin) and Thiruvarur Vaidyanathan (mridangam); Organized by Kalalaya; Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact: 510.796.5252

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