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May 2009 Issue
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Events Calendar
May 2009: Events Calendar
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 May 1May Day
 May 5National Teachers Day
May 9Mother's Day
May 25Memorial Day
May 28Amnesty Intl. Day

May 05, 12, 19, 26 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,

May 06, 13, 20, 27 Wednesdays
6-9am. “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

May 07, 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:, 408-705-7904
7:10pm. Shirdi Sai Bhajans; Venue: Kalpataru Sai Nilayam, Evergreen Area, San Jose, California; Contact:, 408.223.0999

May 02, 09, 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:, 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;
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

May 03, 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 : 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,,
9:30am-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,,
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 p.m.: 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:pm to 6pm (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 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
May 03, Sun. (Meenakshi Kalyaanam - Devotional Songs by Harini Krishna & Students); May 10, Sun. (Mother’s Day Ambal Puja – Devotional Songs by Smt. Latha Sriram & Students of Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya); June 7, Sunday (Vaikasi Visakam – Murugan Kalyanam – Bharathanatyam by Ms. Jeyanthi Sridharan & Students); Venue: Temple Premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: 925.827.0127,

May 06-09 Life Bliss Foundation (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,,,

May 10, Saturday
6pm. Easter Tamil Service; Venue: Magnolia Baptist Church, 720 S. Magnolia Ave, Anaheim, California. Contact: Rev.Dr. N.J.Gnaniah, 714-828-3181,
6:45pm. Monthly Tamil Mass; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Catholic Community; Venue: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, 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
4pm. Bharathanatyam performances by Students of Guru Vishal Ramani & Shri Krupa Dance Company; A fundraiser for Shiva Murugan Temple; Venue: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact:
4:25pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sikkil Gurucharan; Accompanied by Nagai Sriram (violin), Tiruvarur Vaidhyanathan (mridangam); Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact:

May 9-10, Sat. & Sunday
2nd Annual Music & Dance Competition in different age groups; Organized by Sivan Fine Arts Academy; Venue: Sanatan Dharma Kendra, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: Ashok Ramani,, 408.345.6499

May 10, Sunday
2pm. 'Brahmarishi' - A tamil drama about the life of Sage Viswaamithra; Staged by Michigan Tamil Sangam members; Venue: Groves Little Theater, Beverley Hills, Michigan; Contact:
10am. Annual Community Picnic & Mother's Day Celebrations; Organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram; Venue: Community Part, Missouri City, Texas; Contact:

May 15-17, Friday-Sunday
Annual Sri Rajarajeshwari Festival ; Program features performances by (May 17, 3:30pm) Maestro Sri. TK. Govindarao and Flautist Vijay Gopal, Carnatic Vocalist Anitha Krishna; Venue: Temple Premises, Sri Vidya Temple, Rush, New York; Contact:

May 16, Saturday
2:00pm. Geeta Vaibhavam - A fundraiser for Balaji Temple; Program features student performances; Presented by Shruthi Swara Laya and Balaji Temple; Venue: George Mayne Elementary School, Alviso, California; Contact:, 510.492.4629, 408.203.1026
5:30pm. Vasantha Vizha; Program features Kavi Arangam, Tamil Idol, Jodi Poruththam, Fashion Show and Impromptu Speech; Organized by Missouri Tamil Sangam; Venue: Mahatma Gandhi Center, Ballwin, Missouri; Contact:
6pm. Violin Concert by Sri. VV. Subrahmanyam & VVS. Murari; Accompanied by Tiruvaarur Bakthavathsalam (mridangam); Hosted by Columbus Carnatic Music Association; Venue: Upper Arlington City Building, Upper Arlington, Ohio; Contact:

May 17, Sunday
9:30am. Annual Day Celebrations by California Tamil Academy; Program features student performances and award distribution; Guests of Honor include, Dr. Dennis Brown, Fremont Unified School District, Fremont, Ms. Allison Coy, Coordinator of Educational options, FUHSD, Sunnyvale, Prof. George Hart, UCB, California and Dr. Ponnavaiko, Vice-chancellor Bharathidasan University; Venue: Flint Theater, De Anza College, Cupertino, California; Contact:
1:00 & 3:30pm. Double header - (1pm) Carnatic Veena Concert by Srikanth Chary; Accompanied by N. Narayanan (mridangam), Ganesh Ramanarayanan (Kanjira); (3:30pm). Carnatic Vocal Concert by Neyveli Santhanagopalan; Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact:

May 23, Saturday
11am, 2pm, 6pm. CMANA Spring Concert Series; Performance by Master Sathyanarayanan (Keyboard); (2pm) Carnatic Vocal by Sikkil Gurucharan; Accompanied by Nagai Sriram (Violin) and Thiruvaarur Vaidyanathan (Mridangam); (6pm) Violin concert by VVSubramanyam & VVS Murari, Tiruvaarur Vaidyanathan (mridangam); Venue: HTCS Temple Auditorium, Bridgewater, New Jersey; Contact:
4:30pm. Carnatic Vocal Music Arangetram of Sandhya Chandrasekaran; Disciple & Student of Smt. Latha Sriram, Artistic Director of Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya; Venue: Jackson Theater, Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact: 510.440.8996
5pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Gayatri Venkatesan; Disciple & Student of Guru Mythili Kumar & Abhinaya Dance Company; Venue: CET Sobrato Center, San Jose, California; Contact: 

May 27-30, Wed - Sunday
Dance Workshop by Guru Uma Dandayudapani Pillai for Intermediate & Advanced students and teachers; Hosted at Mountain View, California; Contact: Priya Asokan: 650.533.6266,

May 29, Friday
7pm. Vocal Concert by Sri. Neyveli Santhanagopalan & Party; Hosted by Columbus Carnatic Music Association; Venue: Upper Arlington City Building, Upper Arlington, Ohio; Contact:

May 30, Saturday
1:30 & 3:30pm. Double header - (1pm) Carnatic Violin Concert by Sri. VV Subramaniam & VVS Murrai, Accompanied by Thiruvaarur Bhakthavathsalam (mridangam); (3:30pm) Vocal Concert by S. Sowmya, RK Shriramkumar (violin), N.Naryanan (mridangam) Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact:
2:00pm. Chiththirai Vizha; Program features Speech, Kavithai, Mini Pattimanram, Drama, Jodiporuththam, Dance & Songs; Organized by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam (GATS); Venue: Berkmar High School, Lilburn, Georgia; Contact: Chand Swamy: 404.451.3972,;
5pm. Anjali - Dance performance in three different classical styles; Kuchipudi by Mahadevapeddi Murthy & Shoba Natarajan; Bharathanatyam by Chitra Venkateswaran & Ramya Ramnarayan; Kathak by Archana Joglekar; Organized by Nrithyanjali Institute of Dance; Supported by Plainsboro Arts Partnership; Venue: Plainsboro Community Middle School, Plainsboro, New Jersey; Contact: Ramya 732.398.9895, Padmashri Ashish 609.897.9265

May 31, Sunday
3pm. Maargazhi Ragam - The Carnatic Concert Movie; Performed by Bombay Jayashri & TM.Krishna; Venue: IMC6, San Jose, California; Contact: Aruna Peri: 408.718.5261,,; Tickets: $12, $10 (groups of 4)
4pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Ms. Seetha Rajan; Accompanied by V.Lakshminarayanan (Violin) and Ram Sriram (Mridangam); Organized by CAMAGA; Venue: Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, Georgia; Contact:

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