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May 2010 Issue
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Events Calendar
May 2010: 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. Events Compilation assistance by Ms. Lakshmi Subramaniyam, Minnesota.

 May 01May Day
 May 09Mother's Day
 May. 12Intl. Nurses Day
May. 18Intl. Museum Day
May. 30Memorial Day
Shubha Muhurtha Days: 
2, 5, 10, 16, 19, 3, 24

May 04, 11, 18, 25 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,

May 05, 12, 19, 26 Wednesdays
6-9am. “ItsDiff” Tamil radio program every Wednesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California; Contact: Srikant Srinivasa,
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:, 831.425.7287

May 06, 13, 20, 27 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 08, 15, 22, 29 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;

May 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 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,, www.hindutempleofatlanta.org9:30-10:30am. TAMIL WORSHIP; Venue: Faith Lutheran Church (Sanctuary), 37635 Dequindre Road, Michigan (Between 16 &17 Mile Road); Contact: Rev. Arul J Alexander, Web:
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,; 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,
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 Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California

May 02, Sun. Meenakshi Kalyanam (Devotional songs by Harini Krishna), May 09, Sun. Mother’s Day Puja (Devotional Songs by Latha Sriram & Students), May 23, Sun. Vaikasi Visakam (Bharathanatyam by Jeyanthi Sridhar & Students); Venue: Temple Premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: 925.827.0127,

Labor Day Weekend (May 28-31)
35th Annual Convention of Tamil Nadu Foundation (TNF); Fundraiser for prevention of school dropouts in Tamilnadu; Program features, Comedy night, Patti Manram, Kavi Arangam, Vazhakkaadu Manram, Light Music and more; Prominent Guests include Suki Sivam, Sudha Seshayyan, Abdul Hameed, UmayaL Muthu, Karpaga Kumaravel, Karumuthu Kannan, YG Mahendran, Mahithi and Lakshman Shruthi Troupe; Venue: Valley Forge Convention Cener, King of Prussia (Philadelphia), Pennsylvania; Contact:
34th Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam; Program features, pancharathna krithis, youth competitions, performances by accomplished artists and more; Venue: Sama Rathi Auditorium, Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois; Contact:

May 21 - June 13
Tamil Nadu Foundation in partnership with Tamil Sangams, presents Fund Raising Charity Festivals; Sirappurai by Solventhar Suki Sivam and Light Music by Lakshman Shruthi; Contact:

May 01, 2010, Saturday
3pm. Chiththirai Vizha 2010; Program features Nagaichuvai Pattimanram, Ninaiththaalae inikkum Light Music; Organized by New England Tami Sangam; Venue: Keefe Technical School Auditorium, Framingham, Massachusetts; Contact:; Tickets: $14 (non-members), $10 (members)
3:45pm. Nritya Sandhya - A benefit Bharathanatyam Performance for Concord Shiva Murugan Temple by Ms. Nandita Sriram, Student of Smt. Vidhya Subramanian, Artistic Director of Lasya Dance Company; Venue: Visual and Performing Arts Center, De Anza College, Cupertino, California; Contact: Prema Sriram: 408.997.6375; Admission Free.
4pm-6pm. 2010 Chithirai Thiruvizha; A program of dance and music; Venue: Gateway High School, Aurora, Colorado; Contact:

May 02, 2010, Sunday
10am. All Day Festival & Tribute to Shri. GN. Balasubramaniam;
10am - 11:30am - "GNB - MLV" Music and Magic - lecture demonstration by Smt. Charumathi Ramachandran;
2-4:30pm Shri Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna Vocal Concert;
5pm - Shri. Trichur Ramachandran
Concert; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact:

May 08, 2010, Saturday
2:00pm - 7:00pm. Chiththirai ThirunaaL KoNdattam; A fun filled program with Iyal, Isai, Nadanam and Naadagam; Organized by Connecticut Tamil Sangam; Venue: Windsor High School, Windsor, Connecticut; Contact: Ramesh Natchiappan 860.675.3850, Uma Sekar 860.872.8733,; Tickets: $10 (Members), $15 (Non-members)
4pm. Annual Day Celebrations; Performances by Disciples of Smt. Hema Rajagopalan, Artistic Director; Organized by Natya Dance Theatre; Venue: Pfeiffer Hall, Naperville, Illinois; Contact:,
4pm. Bharathanatyam performance by Guru Vishal Ramani & Students of Shri Krupa Dance Company; A fundraiser for Shiva Murugan Temple; Venue: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact:, 925.827.0127
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:

May 09, 2010, Sunday
1:30 - 5:00pm. Chithirai Thiruvizha - An evening of Light Music by Sahana Dreams - Singers include Manjunath, Srinath and Jayashree; Organized by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: Roswell Cultural Center, Roswell, Georgia; Contact:, 770.664.6040

May 15, 2010, Saturday
5pm - 6pm. Musical Evening; Program features Veena Concert by Sridhar Gopalakrishna; St. Thyagaraja Compositions by Students; Organized by Ms. Lalitha Venkataraman, Artistic Director of  Raga Vani School of Music; Venue: Sanathan Dharma Kendra, Sunnyvale, California; Contact:; Tickets: Free.

May 16, 2010, Sunday
2pm - 6pm. GATS-CTA Tamil Schools Annual Day Celebrations; Program features Tamil arts performances by children; Organized by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam and California Tamil Academy; Venue: Berkmar High School, Lilburn, Georgia; Contact:
3:30pm - 7:30pm. Nada Sangamam - A musical symphony of Carnatic and Hindustani vocal and instrument ensemble; Organized by MITHAS; Venue: Chinmaya Maruthi Center, Andover, Massachusetts; Contact:, Ganesh Davuluri:; Tickets: $100, $30, $20

May 22, 2010, Saturday
2 - 5:30pm. 2009-2010 Annual Day Celebrations - Coppell Tamil Learning Center; Program features children's performances and 'AngammaL Cruise' Tamil Drama; Venue: Allen Public Library, 300 North Allen Dr, Allen, TX; Contact: Ramkey Ramakrishnan:; Tickets: Free; Flyer
3pm - 7:30pm. Tamil Family Day Celebrations; Program features cultural programs, activities for children and more; Organized by Southern California Tamil Sangam; Venue: Chinmaya Mission Auditorium, Tustin, California; Contact:, SP Swamy: 714.761.3191,; Tickets: $15, $10
5:45pm. Skokie Festival of Cultures; Program features Dancers from Natya Dance Theater Company presenting a family-friendly program; Venue: Oakton Park (Indoor Stage), Skokie, Illinois; Contact:

May 23, 2010, Sunday
9am - 1pm. Tenth Annual Vaikasi Visakam Celebrations - For Lord Muruga / Subramanya / Karthikeya; Presented by Parashakthi Temple of Pontiac, Michigan; Venue: Parashakthi Temple, Pontiac, Michigan; Contact:; Manivannan Swaminathan: 248.890.0814, Annam Vivek: 248.884.2331
2:30pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by P. Unnikrishnan; A benefit concert for Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust; Venue: Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, Georgia; Contact:

May 29, 2010, Saturday
World Premiere of Divine Equations: A visual poetry of compositions by Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi; Presented by Smt. Hema Rajagopalan, Artistic Director, Natya Dance Theatre; Organized by Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam; Venue: Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois; Contact:,

June 5, 2010, Saturday
5pm - 8pm. Annual Fundraiser for New Hampshire Hindu Temple; Program features Carnatic music concert by Aparna Balaji and Bharathanatyam by Kumari Neha Parikh and students; Venue: Hindu Temple of New Hampshire, Nashua, New Hampshire; Contact:

June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2010 (Saturday & Sunday)
San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival; Organized by World Arts West; Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed on Ms. Mythili Kumar, Artistic Director of Abhinaya Dance Company on opening night; Check out for program listing.

June 13, 2010, Sunday
2pm. Kannadasan Vizha 2010; Program features performance by Lakshman Shruthi; Presented by Bay Area Tamil Manram & Tamil Nadu Foundation; Venue: Livermore Shrine Events Center, Livermore, California; Contact:, Solai: 510.676.9857, Uday: 925.550.7048
5:30pm. Sangeetha Malai - An evening of Enchanting Carnatic Ensemble - Unnikrishnan, Embar Kannan (Violin), Arjun Kumar (Mridangam); Organized by Chicago Academy of Indian Fine Arts; Venue: Hoffman Estates High School Auditorium, Hoffman Estates, Illinois; Contact: Malathy/Sekar: 630.233.8707, Ranjani: 847.517.1918; Tickets: $10, $12, $20

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