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Events Calendar
March 2011: Events Calender
- |மார்ச் 2011|
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.

 Mar. 02Read Across America Day / Dr. Suess Birthday
 Mar. 08Mardi Gras
 Mar. 13Daylight Savings Time begins
Mar. 17St. Patricks Day
Mar. 20First Day of Spring
Apr. 01April Fool's Day
Shubha Muhurtha Days: 2,6,7,16,21,24

Mar. 01, 08, 15, 22 Tuesdays
12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,

Mar. 02, 09, 16, 23 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

Mar. 03, 10, 17, 24 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

Mar. 05, 12, 19, 26 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;

Mar. 06, 13, 20, 27 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,

Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California
Mar. 02, Wed. Mahasivarathri – Shiva Puja – All night (Bharathanatyam by Shreelata Suresh & students),
Mar. 13, Sun. Karadaiyan Nombu celebration (Bharathanatyam by Vidhya Subramaniam & students);
Mar. 19, Sat. Panguni Utharam, Murugan Pooja (Devotional songs by Hema Sista & students); Venue: Temple Premises, Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact: 925.827.0127,

Competitions & Scholarships
2011 North South Foundation Regional Contests get underway in March, April and May. Contests for children of all grades include spelling, vocabulary, math, geography, science, essay writing and public speaking; National Finals will be held in San Jose, California; Contact:,

South Asian Journalists Association announces 2011 Journalism Scholarships for students pursuing careers in journalism from high school to graduate studies; Monetary awards recognize reporting abilities and commitment of emerging journalists; Application deadline: 11:59pm pacific time, Tuesday, March 15, 2011. For forms and more information:

Mar. 12, 2011, Saturday
1:30pm. Tamil Maalai - featuring Thirukkural competition, Fancy Dress Competition, speech talent, spelling bee for children and adults; Also include new mind game for adults - Vaarthaiyodu ViLayaadu; Organized by Michigan Tamil Sangam; Venue: Troy Community Center, Troy, Michigan; Contact: Vinoth:, Balraj:,
5pm. Classical Carnatic Veena Concert by Geetha Ramanathan Bennett, Accompanied by Anandh Nadh - Violin, Bramhanandam - Mridangam; Organized by Rasika School of Music and Arts, Portland; Venue: Intel JFCC Auditorium, Portland, Oregon; Contact:,  Raman: 503-531-7266,
6-11pm. Scarlet Night - A celebration of the gift of health; A fundraiser for South Asian Heart Center featuring NBC sportscaster and anchor Raj Mathai; Venue; San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California; Contact:, 650.940.7242
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:

Houston Raga's Music Evening; Organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram; Venue: MTS-KM, Pearland, Texas; Contact:

Mar. 13, 2011, Sunday
Double Header concerts. 1pm. Carnatic Vocal concert by Anil Narasimha; 3pm. Carnatic Vocal concert by Carnatica brothers - Shashikiran & Chitravina Ganesh; Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact:

Mar. 18, 2011, Friday
Annapoorna - Food donation program; Organized by Bharathi Tamil Sangam; Venue: Loaves and Fishes East side Neighborhood Center, San Jose, California; Contact: Arutselvan: 916.316.6954, Suki: 510.796.3275

Mar. 19, 2011, Saturday
Nadana Vizha 2011 - An ensemble of classical dance performances by students of renowned gurus; Organized by New Jersey Tamil Sangam; Venue: Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School, Bridgewater, New Jersey; Contact: 732.800.2336,

Mar. 25, 2011, Friday
7pm. An enthralling Mohiniattam Ballet 'Swan Lake' by Vijayalakshmi; Organized by South India Fine Arts (SIFA); Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact:

Mar. 26, 2011, Saturday
2011 Annual Picnic; Organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram; Venue: Walter Hall Park, League City, Texas; Contact:

Apr. 02, Saturday
4pm. 2011 Spring Recital - featuring over 80 Abhinaya students on a medley of traditional pieces; Organized by Abhinaya Dance Company; Venue: Louis B. Mayer Theater, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California; Contact:, 408.871.5959; Tickets: $15, $25, Free for Friends of Abhinaya

Apr. 9, 2011, Saturday
9am. Shloka Chanting competition for children and adults; Organized by Samskrita Bharati; Venue: Sunnyvale Hindu Temple, Sunnyvale, California; Contact: Vidhya Seshadri: 650.391.5553,

Chennai ThaaNdi Varuvaayaa - A play by Dr. Saranathan; Organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram; Venue: TBD; Contact:

Apr. 10, 2011, Sunday
3:30pm. Carnatic Violin Concert by Ganesh and Kumaresh; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact:
5pm. Gumkha – A entertaining fundraiser for Udhavum KarangaL; Venue: Jackson Theater, Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact:

Apr. 16, 2011
2pm. Chiththirai ThirunaaL; Organized by Connecticut Tamil Sangam; Venue: Bristol Central High School, Bristol, Connecticut; Contact:
4pm. Chiththirai Kondattam 2011; Program features songs, classical & non-classical dances, folklore, karaoke & instrumental performances; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: San Ramon Performing Arts Center, San Ramon, California; Contact: Selva Subramanian 510.676.8256, Prabhu Venkatesh: 925.202.1176,

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