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October 2010 Issue
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Events Calendar
October 2010: Events Calender
- |அக்டோபர் 2010|
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.

 Oct. 02Gandhi Jayanthi
 Oct 05World Teacher Day
 Oct. 11Columbus Day
Oct. 12Farmer's Day
Oct. 24Mother-in-law Day
Oct 24. 21United Nations Day
Oct. 31Halloween
Nov. 02Election Day
Shubha Muhurtha Days: 27, 29

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

Oct. 06, 13, 20, 27 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

Oct. 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

Oct. 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;

Oct. 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:
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

Oct. 2010 Fellowships & Competitions
Applications are invited for Tamil Literary Garden's 2010 Life time achievement award in Tamil literature; See Ad in page 55 for application form and details; Contact: Prof. Chelva Kanaganayagam, Trinity College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada;; Deadline to apply: Oct. 31, 2010.

Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California
Oct. 03, Sun. Murugan Puja (Devotional Music by Sowmiya),
Oct. 09, Sat. Navarathri Puja (Devotional Songs by Kala Iyer & Students),
Oct. 10, Sun. Navarathri Puja (Bharathanatyam by Nirupama Vaidyanathan & Students),
Oct. 16, Sun. - Saraswathi Puja (Bharathanatyam by Vidya Viswesvaran);
Oct. 17, Sun. Vijayadasami Puja (Veena Concert & Devotional Music by Srikanth Chari & Hema Sista),
Oct. 24, Sun. - Murugan Puja (United Nations Day – Devotional Music by Kalpagam Kausik);
Venue: Temple Premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: 925.827.0127,

Institute of Sriramachandra Consciousness
Fre 2 day training programs on Raja Yoga – Pranahuti Aided meditation on Oct. 2nd & 3rd (San Francisco, California), Oct. 9th & 10th (Fremont, California), Oct. 23rd and 24th (Orlando, Florida); Contact:, 321.246.0356

Oct. 02, 2010, Saturday
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Roshina Ramesh; Disciple of Guru Nirupama Vaidyanathan, Artistic Director of Sankalpa School of Dance; Venue: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: Ramesh: 510.795.8905,
1pm. 7th Annual Music Competition; Organized by Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam; Performances by selected contestants at various levels; Venue: Balaji Temple, Aurora, Illinois; Contact:

Oct. 03, 2010, Sunday
3:30pm. Carnatic Vocal concert of Ranjani & Gayatri, accompanied by HN Bhaskar (violin), Delhi Sairam (Mridangam); Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: India Community Center (ICC), Milpitas, California; Contact:
5pm. East meets West – A carnatic Performance by Dr. L. Subramaniam with his son Ambi Sumbramaniam; accompanied by K. Sekar (thavil), Radhakrishnan (ghatam) and Satya Sai (moorsing); Organized by Indian Fine Arts Academy, San Diego; Venue: Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway, California; Contact: Dr. Shekar Viswanathan: 858.638.0744,

Oct. 09, 2010, Saturday
3:30pm. Instrumental duet of Dr. Mysore Manjunath (Violin) and Pt. Ronu Majumdar (Bansuri); Accompanied by Arjun Kumar (Mridangam) and Ramdas Palsule (Tabla); Presented by SIFA and Basant Bahar; Venue: India Community Center (ICC), Milpitas, California; Contact:
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:

Oct. 10, 2010, Sunday
6:30pm. Gita Govinda - A timeless dance drama in Odissi of divine love; Program features World renowned Odissi dancer Sujata Mahopatra; Presented by Abhinaya Dance Company and Menaka Thakkar Dance Company; Venue: Woodside Performing Arts Center, Woodside, California; Contact:

Oct. 17, 2010, Sunday
Vijayadasami Celebrations; New enrollments for Bharathanatyam classes accepted; Organized by Nrithyollasa Dance Academy; Contact:,, 510.623.8230
Vijayadasami Celebrations; Carnatic Vocal enrollments accepted; Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: MA Center, Castro Valley, California; Contact:, 510.552.5824

Oct. 23, 24, 2010 (Saturday & Sunday)
Crossing Cultures: featuring renowned dancers and dance companies; Natya Dance Theater presents solo performance of Krithika Rajagopalan and other colloborations with DanceWorks Chicago and Hedwig Dances; Presented by Harold Washington Library Center; Venue: Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago, Illinois; Contact:

Oct. 24, 2010, Sunday
9am. Sri Durga Lakshmi Saraswathy Pooja with Nandalala Mission founder Mathioli Saraswathy; Organized by Nandalala Mission; Venue: TBD; Contact: Gayathri:
4pm. Carnatic music concert by Ajay Namboodiri, Disciple of Neyveli Santhanagopalan; Venue: Fremont Senior Center at Lake Elizabeth, Central Park, Fremont, California; Contact:

Oct. 30, 2010, Saturday
2pm. Tridevi Samarpanam - An evening of music and dance to benefit The Hindu Mission Hospital, Trichy; Program features Aparna Balaji Carnatic Music Program by Aparna Balaji and students, Dance by Ranjani Saigal, Sridevi Tirumalai and students; Venue: Keefe Tech Auditorium, Framingham, Massachusetts; Contact:
3pm. Carnatic vocal concert by Dr. Pantula Ramaa; Organized by Carnatic Music Association of North America (CMANA); Venue: TBD; Contact:, Chithra Krishnan 609.750.9138
4:30pm. Mangalyam vambu thanena - A comedy cocktail play in Tamil; Presented by Pepperappae - A theater unit of Chicago Academy of India Fine Arts; Venue: Metea Valley High School Auditorium, Aurora, Illinois; Contact: 630.233.8707 Malathy/Sekar, 847.517.1918, Ranjani/Raj,,; Tickets (includes dinner): $25, $14, $6 (Children)
5pm. Ilayaraagam's Engeyum Eppodhum - A live light music program featuring the best hits and memorable classics; Organized by San Diego Tamil Sangam; Venue: UCSD Price Center Ballroom, Univ. of San Diego, La Jolla, California; Contact:

Oct. 31, 2010, Sunday
3:30pm. Carnatic Vocal concert of Dr. Pantula Rama, accompanied by MSn Murthy (violin), Thanjavur Murugaboopathy (Mridangam); Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: CET, San Jose, California; Contact:

Nov. 06, 2010, Saturday
2pm & 6pm. Thanimai - Tamil Drama by Krea Creations; Presented by Bharati Tamil Sangam; Venue: Jackson Theater, Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact:, Thirumudi: 510.684.9019, Krea: 510.371.KREA,
6pm. 16th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser; Program features 'The Science of Success' Presented by Imagine Kreations; Venue: Quadrus Conference Center, Menlo Park, California; Contact:

Nov. 13, 2010, Saturday
2pm. Children's Day Celebrations; Program features group performances by Children, Dance, Skit, Singing, Art, Crafts and Thirukkural recital; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Sangam; Venue: Windemere Ranch Middle School, San Ramon, California; Contact: Solai Alagappan:, Prabhu Venkatesh:
4pm. Deepavali Cultural Program – An evening of music and dance; Organized by Tamil Association of Colorado; Venue: Chatfield Senior High School, Littleton, Colorado; Contact:
4:30pm. Children's Day Celebrations; Organized by Tamil Sangam of Greater Washington; Venue: TBD: Contatct:
5:30pm. 3rd Annual Fundraiser; Organized by Foundation For Excellence; Venue: Quinlan Community Center, Cupertino, California; Contact:

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