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October 2011 Issue
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Events Calendar
October 2011: Events Calender
- |அக்டோபர் 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.

 Oct. 02Gandhi Jayanthi
 Oct. 05World Teacher's Day
 Oct. 08National Children's Day
Oct. 10Columbus Day
Oct. 23Mother-in-law Day
Oct. 26Deepavali
Oct. 31Halloween
Shubha Muhurtha Days: 1, 7, 8, 14, 16, 19, 28

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

Oct. 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

Oct. 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

Oct. 07, 14, 21, 28 Fridays
7:15pm - 8:30pm. GATS-CTA Tamil Classes at Atlanta Tamil Church, Norcross, Georgia; Contact: Ravi Palaniappan:, 678.799.1212,

Oct. 01, 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;
10am-Noon. Tamil Radio - Kaalai Thendral on KLOK 1170AM; Listen live @

Oct. 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,,

9:00am-10:15am - GATS-Alpharetta Tamil School; Tamil Class taught at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, Georgia; Contact: Valli Sundaram:, Dr. Kalai Parthiban: 404.831.3282
9:30am - 10:45am - GATS-Alpharetta Tamil School; Venue: Piney Grove Middle School, Cumming, Georgia; Contact: Sundari Kumar:
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
Oct. 1. Durga Homam;
Oct. 2; Navarathri Celebrations - Bharathanatyam by Nirupama Vaidhyanathan & Students;
Sat. Oct. 8 - Navarathri Celebrations - Devotional Songs by Kala Iyer & Students;
Sun. Oct. 9 - Navarathri Celebrations - Devotional Songs by Hema Sista & Students, Srikanth Chari & Students;
Sun. Oct. 23 - Deepavali Celebrations - Bharathanatyam by Indumathy Ganesh & Students;
Sun. Oct. 30 - Mahaskanda Sashti - Tiruppugazh Songs by Latha Sriram;
Venue: Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Contact:, 925.827.0127

Oct. 8, 2011, Saturday
Chess Tournament; Organized by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: Piney Grove Middle School; Cumming, Georgia; Contact:

2pm. Muthamizh Vizha; Program features Makkal vivaatha arangam, skit and other entertainment events; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: TBD, Contact: Sridharan Minor :,;
2pm. 20th Anniversary and Deepavali Celebrations; Program features light music by Harmony Unlimited troupe; Organized by Connecticut Tamil Sangam; Venue: Gladstonbury High School, Glastonbury, Connecticut; Contact:, Ramesh Natchiappan: 860.675.3850
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:
7:30pm. World Premiere of Natya Dance Theatre’s ‘The Flowering Tree’; Venue: Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago, Illinois; Contact:,,

Oct. 8 & 9, 2011, Sat. & Sunday
Vijayadasami Celebrations; New Student Enrollments; Organized by Nrithyollasa Dance Academy; Classes in Fremont, Pleasanton and Saratoga; Contact: 510.623.8230,

Oct. 09, 2011, Sunday
3:30pm. Vibrations (a percussion ensemble) by Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan & party; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact:

Oct. 15 - 16 (Saturday & Sunday)
Inner Engineering classes with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev; Meditate with Sadhguru and learn wellness and reaching your potential; Venue: Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California; Contact:, 323.929.7098

Oct. 15, 2011, Saturday
9am. Vijayadasami Celebrations; Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya; Venue: Shruthi Swara Laya, Fremont, California; Contact: Anuradha Suresh 510.552.5824,,

Tamil Competitions; Organized by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: Piney Grove Middle School; Cumming, Georgia; Contact:

5pm. Annual Day Celebrations & Fundraiser for Sankara Eye Foundation; Program features Light Music by Ilayaragam Music troupe; Organized by Southern California Tamil Manram; Venue: Hoover Middle School Auditorium, Lakewood, California; Contact:
6pm. Thenisai Mazhai - A light music concert by local singers; Organized by Chicago Tamil Sangam; Venue: Bolingbrook High School Auditorium, Bolingbrook, Illinois; Contact: PK Aravazhi,; Tickets: $15 (dinner included)

Oct. 16, 2011, Sunday
4pm. Paraaparam - A journey of dance through transcendental insights to joyous rhythmic and spiritual union by Sheejith Krishna & Tharini Shanmugarajah; A fundraiser for Murugan Temple of North America; Venue: Bellflower Civic Auditorium, Bellflower, California; Contact: Raj & Brinda:

Oct. 20 - 24, 2011 (Thursday thru' Monday)
VivRti 2011: Fall Festival; Workshops by TM. Krishna and Ensembles from many Bay Area Schools; The four day event features Felicitation of Sri. Guruvayur Dorai, workshops on Structure, preparation and presentation of a concert & Essence of a ragam, Lecture demonstrations, etc.; Organized by Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya, Swara Lahari, Ragamalika School of Music; Venue: Ohlone College, Newark, California; Contact:

Oct. 22, 2011, Saturday
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Meera Jayaraman; Disciple and student of Smt. Nirupama Vaidhyanathan, Artistic Director of Sankalpa Dance Foundation; Venue: Jackson Theater, Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact:

Oct. 29, 2011, Saturday
Enchanted Snow White; A production of Bharathakala Natya Academy; A bharathanatyam fundraiser for Bhutanese Refugees Children’s education in partnership with SEWA and Art of Living Foundation; Presented by Third Eye Dancers; Organized by Venue: Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, Georgia; Contact:

Oct. 30, 2011, Sunday
3:30pm. Carnatic Vocal concert by Abhishek Raghuram; Organized by South India Fine Arts; Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California; Contact:
4pm. Deepavali Sirappu Vivatha Arangam by Neeya Naana pugazh Vijay TV Gopinath; Presented by Arima Entertainment, USA; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact: Ramesh 408.605.7112, Santhi: 510.402.8703,
4pm. Uthpala - Lotus - The symbol of purity; Bharathanatyam performances by Shreelata Suresh & Students; A Fundraiser for Shiva Murugan Temple, Concord, California; Venue: Cubberly Theater, Palo Alto, California; Contact: Satya 650.888.2158, Usha: 650.213.9199

Nov. 03 - 06, 2011, Thursday - Sunday
VivRti 2011: Fall Festival & Workshop series by TM Krishna; LearnQuest Academy of Music & MITHAS; Venue: Learnquest Building, Waltham, Massachusetts; Contact:

Nov. 05, 2011, Saturday
Noon - 5pm. Science of Carnival - a celebration of students' science accomplishments; Presented by Schmahl Science Workshops; Venue: History San Jose at Kelley Park, San Jose, California; Contact:, 408.281.7595
2pm. Children’s Day Festival; Performances, contests and talent demonstrations of children from the local community; Organized by Bay Area Tamil Manram; Venue: India Community Center, Milpitas, California; Contact:
4pm. Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Sravani Mylavarapu; Disciple of Smt. Indumathy Ganesh, Artistic Director of Nrithyollasa Dance Academy; Venue: Jackson Theater, Ohlone College, Fremont, California; Contact: Sarada: 408.517.0433, Nrithyollasa: 510.623.8230

Grand Deepavali Celebrations; Organized by Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam; Venue: Lanier High School; Sugar Hill, Georgia; Contact:

Nov. 19, 2011, Saturday
Jwala - The immortal flame - a bharathanatyam concert exploring the role of fire in Hindu mythology; Presented by Rasika Kumar and Abhinaya Dance company artists; Venue: McAfee Theater, Saratoga, California; Contact: