April 2005: Events Calendar
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 Apr. 03Daylight Savings Begins, Pradosham
 Apr. 04Panguni Uthiram
 Apr. 08Sankatahara Chathurthi
 Apr. 13Tamil New Year
 Apr. 17Sivarathiri, Pradosham
Shubha Muhurtha Day:
4, 9, 12, 23, 26, 29, 30

9am-5.30pm."Pranahuti Aided Meditation", Training held by the Institute of Sriramchandra Consciousness, every 2nd Saturday of the month in the Bay Area. Free for all. Contact: Vidyadar Joshi 408.973.8667,www.sriramchandra.org, isrc_ca@yahoo.com

April 5, 12, 19, 26, Tuesdays
6-9am. "Silicon Solai" Tamil radio program every Tuesday at 90.1 FM, KZSU, Stanford, California, Contact: Manoharan Kandaswamy,siliconsolai@yahoo.com

12 noon. Siddha Samadhi Yoga Classes at Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, Contact: Temple 925.449.6255,www.livermoretemple.org

April 7, 14, 21, 28 Thursdays
1pm - 3pm. Carnatic Radio on 90.1FM KZSU Stanford, The program is one hour of Carnatic music and Gharana music. Contact: Parag,info@kzsu.stanford.edu

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Saturdays
7.30pm - 8.30pm. Meditation at the Shambala International Healing Center with Guru Ramaji and Yogini at 814 N.Ogden Dr, West Hollywood, California, Contact: 213.653.2716

April 3, 10, 17, 24 Sundays
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, sanjose@chinmayamission.org, www.chinmaya-sanjose.org/balvihar.html

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,feedback@hindutempleofatlanta.org, www.hindutempleofatlanta.org

11am-12:30pm. Tamil songs, Tiruppugazh taught at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, Illinois. Also offering Sanskrit, bhajan classes. Contact: Jayanthi Balachandran 630.325.2985, Usha Narayanan at 630.527.9308 or the Temple front desk. info@ramatemple.org, www.ramatemple.org

5.30pm - St.John’s Tamil Lutheran Congregation - Church congregation of Tamil Speaking public from Asia; Location: 47 Winthrop Street, Williston Park, New York, Contact: Rev. Rathinasamy 718.747.6242, 516.742.5858

April 2, Saturday
10am. "2005 Bay Area Regional Contests" featuring Spelling Bee, Vocabulary Contest, Math Bee at various levels, at ICC Milpitas, California, Ticket: Varies between $15-$25, Contact: 408.934.1130"Desi Ladies Night" featuring Djs, desi music, bhangra, Hindi remixes, international beats, and live dholis performances at Crossing the Bar, Pier 33 Embarcadero, San Francisco, Califonia. Contact: 415.261.0331.www.crossingthebar.net.

April 6, Wednesday
9am. "Spring Break - Hindu Heritage Camp" Organized by Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh - Atlanta Chapter at Wellington Subdivision Clubhouse, Sargeant Road, Alpharetta, Georgia. Tickets: $15. Contact: Dinesh 404.509.7178

April 8, Friday
8pm. "Spandana", A Classical Sitar Concert by Sri. Purbayan Chatterjee accompanied by Sri. Arup Chatterjee, Organized by SPICMACAY at UCLA - Tom Bradley International Hall, Los Angeles, California, Admission Free. Contact: Arunabh Batra, 408.515.1033

Noon."Masters of Indian Cinema" featuring works of Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal, Mani Ratnam, Rituparna Ghosh, Aparna Sen, Anand Patwardhan, Mrinal Sen, Budhadev Das Gupta, Organized by Indo-American Arts Council at 118E 25th Street, Third Floor, New York, Contact: 212.529.2347

Noon. Concert by Shivkumar Sharma / Zakir Hussain Organized by World Music Institute, New York, Contact: Ms. Prabha Gopal 925.947.1908,

Noon. Carnatic Violin Maestros in live concert" featuring Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi accompanied by Neyveli B Venkatesh (Mridangam) and Thiruppanithura Radhakrishnan(Ghatam), Organized by The Indian Club at List120 Auditorium, Brown University, 64 College St, Providence, Rhode Island, Contact: Nikhil 401.464.4148,

April 9, Saturday
Noon. Ugathi Utsav 2005" hosted by Bay Area Telugu Association at Hindu Temple, Sunnyvale, California, Contact: Ramesh Mandalapu 510.377.2343,

7.30pm. Music Concert featuring Gaayatri Kaundinya (vocal), Tim Witter (tabla solo), and Peter Van Gelder (sitar), Presented by AACM at 215 West End Avenue, San Rafael, California, Tickets: $12, $8, Contact: 415.454.6264.

6pm. Jinder's 14th Annual Pageant- Mr/Miss/Mrs India America 2005 with Dinner, Contest, Dance Party, Organized by SpiritOfIndia.com at Crowne Plaza Hotel (1221 Chess Dr.), Foster City, California, Contact: Jinder K. Chohan 310.994.9500, Jinder@SpiritOfIndia.com

3pm. 8th Sai Health Fair with free medical checkups at The Temple, 5851 GA Hwy 85 Riverdale at the Educational Building, Atlanta, Georgia, Contact: Dr. Sujatha Reddy, 478.477.0805

5pm."Anandam Paramandam" A Tamil Drama starring Kathadi Ramamurthy hosted by Stage Friends (USA) and Bharathi Society NA, at North Hill Elementary School (PS-221 Queens), 57-40 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, New York 11362, Tickets: $10, $15, Contact: Ramani 201.358.0001

4pm."Carnatic Music Concert " by Smt. R.A. Ramamani accompanied by Sri K.S. Mani (Violin), Sri Anoor Dattatreya Sharma (Mridangam), hosted by The Hindu Temple Soceity Of North America, at Saraswathi Hall, Šri Mahã Vallabha Ganapati Temple, New York. Contact: 718.460.8484"SANATAN: Concert of Hindu choral music" featuring Six Rig Veda Hymns and Upanishads, Organized by Esoterics through April 17, at Seatlle, Tacoma, Medina, West Seattle. Contact: Eric Banks 206.935.7779,eric@theesoterics.org

9am. 27th Annual Sri Tyagaraja Utsavam Organized by Sri Meenakshi Temple Society at the Temple Kalyana Mandapam, Meenakshi Temple, Pearland, Texas, Contact: Nalini 713.777.2800

7pm - Monthly Mass in Tamil; Location: St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California; Contact: www.tamilcatholic.org; 650.967.3831

April 10, Sunday
Carnatic Vocal Music Concert featuring Neyveli Santhanagopalan; A Fund raiser for Tsunami victims; Location: Amrita Hall, M.A.Center, Castro Valley, San Ramon, California, Tickets: $20, $12, Contact: 925.551.8638;www.amma.org/bayarea Summer Cricket activity hosted by Cricket Sporting Academy at Shri Balaji Temple, 1145 west. Sullivan Road, Aurora, Chicago, Illinois, Contact: 630.468.4848

2pm."Tsunami Relief Concert" featuring Nataraj hosted by Indian American Community of Sharon and Parent Teacher Organizations of Sharon Schools at Sharon High School Auditorium, 181 Pond Street, Sharon, Boston, Massachusetts, Contact: Reema Chandra, 781.784.6196

April 16, Saturday
"Kathakali 2005 Tour" hosted by Anamica at Bay Area, California. Venue and Time to be announced. Contact: Gita Maheshwaran, 404.964.4056

3.30pm. "Carnatic Music Concert" featuring Neyveli Santhanagopalan accompanied by Sandhy Srinath (Violin), Rohan Krishnamurthy (Mridangam) hosted by CMANA at HTCS Temple Auditorium, Bridgewater, New Jersey, Contact: 908 369 8917 "Carnatic Music Concert" featuring T.M. Krishna accompanied by R.K. Sriramkumar (Violin), K.Arun Prakash (Mridangam), B.Purushothaman (Kanjira) hosted by India Fine Arts at Fine Arts Auditorium, Lanier High School, Austin, Texas, Admission: $15, Contact: Janaji Nagarajan 512.918.1351

April 17, Sunday
1pm - 4pm."Chat with Film Director Nagesh Kukunoor" Organized by SAAFA and Netip-LA at Room #134, El Camino Community College, Los Angeles, California, Tickets: $5, $7, Contact: Vivek Kumar 650.960.0939,vivek@saafa.org

2pm. Carnatic Vocal Concert by Mrs. R. A. Ramamani; Organized by SIFA; Location: CET - Center for Employment Training, San Jose, California. Contact : KS. Srinivasan 408.927.0839, www.soutindiafinearts.org

4pm Carnatic Music Vocal Debut Concert of Samantha Balasubramanian, student of Latha Sriram, Artistic Director of Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya at Cubberly Community Theater, Palo Alto, California; Murali Krishna (Mridangam), Sharmila Venkat (Violin). Admission is free. All are welcome. Contact Champa Manian 510.659.0907 or Latha Sriram: 510.490.6141.

5pm - Geetha Govindam - A Bharathanatyam Recital; Presented by Abinaya Exponent Srimathi Kalanithi Narayanan with Priyadarshini Govind and group; Organized by SIFA; Location: CET - Center for Employment Training, San Jose, California. Contact : KS. Srinivasan 408.927.0839, www.soutindiafinearts.org

April 20, Wednesday
"Bharathanatyam", Lecture Demonstration and Performance by Malathi Iyengar, Lakshmi Iyengar & Hema Iyer at Karl Anatol Center, California State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California, Contact: 562.985.4447

April 22, Friday
8pm."Bhangra Concert" featuring Vikram Singh, Gunjan, Presented by Asha for Education at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway @ 95th, New York, Tickets: $45, $30, $25. Contact: Nidhi Chaudhary 646.526.6164,springconcert-nycnj@ashanet.org

April 23, Saturday
9am - 9pm - Samskriti Mala - 12 Hours of carnatic music and dance; Organized by Shruthi Swara Laya; Location: Shruthi Swara Laya, Fremont, California; For participation Contact: 510.490.4629,cgavimal@sbcglobal.net

5pm."Chiththirai KondAttam 2005" Tamil New Year Thiruvizha hosted by Bay Area Tamil Manram at Center for Employment Training (CET), 701 Vine St, San Jose, California, Contact: Thillai Kumaran 510.857.0181, Sridharan Minor 510.299.0709, www.bayareatamilmanram.org

6pm. "Krishnaya Tubhyam Namaha" A Bharathanatyam Recital by Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam hosted by South Florida Tamil Sangam at Hollywood Central Performing arts center, 1770 Monroe Street, Hollywood, Florida, Tickets: $100, $50, $20, $15, Contact: Krishna Sridhar 954.433.8544, softsfl.tripod.com

April 24, Sunday
5pm."Religion According To Sri Ramakrishna" a lecture by Swami Ishtananda, Assitant Minister, Vedanta Society of Southern California, Stevents Street, Corona, California, Contact: Janak Patel 951.734.1275,rkicusa@yahoo.com

Noon. "5th Anniversary celebrations - Singing (non-classical) Contest" hosted by Balavihar, Evergreen Campus, San Jose, California, Contact: Prathibha Lolabattu, 408.398.7525

4pm - Bharathanatyam Performance by Smt. Sangita Annamalai; A benefit program for Shiva Murugan Temple; Location: Cubberly Theatre, Palo Alto, California; Contact: Pushpanjali Dance Academy, Meena Logan 408.241.5717

4pm – Carnatic Music Concert by Shri. Lalgudi GJR Krishnan & Smt. Vijayalakshmi; Presented by SIFA; Location: CET - Center for Employment Training, San Jose, California. Contact : KS. Srinivasan 408.927.0839,www.soutindiafinearts.org

April 30, Saturday
"An Exposition of Abhinayam" by Vishal Ramani, Director, Shiri Krupa Dance Companay at Hoover Theater, San Jose, California, Contact:www.shrikrupa.org

May 01, Sunday
9am. "Race for Literacy", a professionally timed 5K/10K Run and a 5K family fun Walk Organized by India Literacy Project(ILP) at Kite Flying Area, Shoreline Park 3160 N. Shoreline, Mountain View, California, Contact: Suresh Krishnamoorthy 866.722.2344, ilprun@yahoo.com

3pm. "Carnatic Music Concert" featuring Nagamani Srinath followed by Carnatica Brothers (K.N. Shashikiran and P. Ganesh) hosted by CMANA at HTCS Temple Auditorium, Bridgewater, New Jersey, Contact: Temple

4pm - Bharathanatyam Arangetram of Lakshmi Venkatesan; Disciple of Smt. Mythili Kumar; Location: Louis Mayer Theater, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California; Admission Free

May 07, Saturday
11am - 9:30pm;Galaata - Udavum KarangaL's Party with Actor Maddy (Madhavan); Location: Chabot College Performing Arts Center, Hayward, California; Contact:www.galaata.org, Kids under 5 Free; Tickets: $10 (Galaata), $15/$20 (Galaata+Pallavai +Q&A with Madhavan)

6pm – A Grand Musical Evening by CS. Ainkaran, Anitha Krishnan, Sudha Venkatesh; A Fund raiser for Tamil Rehabilitation Organization; Contact: TRO 866.424.0777; www.trousa.org

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