Here are some of the Ramnaumi celebrations taking place in our Sunshine State:
APRIL 1: RAM NAVAMI; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Sanatan Mandir, 311 E. Palm Ave., Tampa; for information, call the temple at (813) 221-4482.
APRIL 1: RAMANAVAMI; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; cultural program from 2 p.m.; participation is free; for information, call the mandir at (813) 962-6890 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
APRIL 1: RAMNAVMI; Ambaji Mandir of Tampa Bay, 10991 58th St., Pinellas Park; 6 p.m.; for more information, call the mandir at (727) 537-9445.
APRIL 1: RAMNAUMI; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Shri Hanuman Swami Mandir, 907 E. Chilkoot Ave., Tampa, FL 33612; officiating priest is Pandit Purnanan Sharma and the temple established in June 2011 holds Sunday services from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; for information, e-mail email@example.com
APRIL 1: SHRI SWAMINARAYAN JAYANTI AND SHRI RAM NAVMI; cultural program to be performed by children and youth of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha; Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 9556 E. Fowler Ave., Thonotosassa; 4 p.m.; for information, call (813) 986-5473.
APRIL 1: SHRI RAM NAVMI; Shiv Mandir Orlando, 460 O’Berry Hoover Road, Orlando; aarti at noon; for information, call the mandir at (407) 380-2661, Dr. Praful Kirtane at (407) 774-9975, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.shivtemple.net
APRIL 8: SATSANG AND RAMNAVMI; starts at 3 p.m. followed by prasad after 6; Pushtidham (Haveli of Florida), 14080 S.W. 20th Ave. Road, Ocala; for information, call Bharat at (973) 460-5936 or Raj Kamdar at (352) 568-5729.
APRIL 1: RAM NAVAMI; Hindu Temple of Southwest Florida, 12552 Plantation Road, Fort Myers; for details, call Mallika Nandur at (239) 482-0677, Anjana Bhatt at (239) 274-5584, e-mail email@example.com or visit http://www.hindutempleswfl.com
APRIL 1: RAM NAVAMI; 11 a.m.; Hindu Society of North East Florida, 4968 Greenland Road, Jacksonville; for information, call (904) 268-7630 or visit www.jaxhindutemple.org
APRIL 1: RAMA NAVAMI/HANUMAN JAYANTI; organized by Chinmaya Mission Miami during Bal Vihar Prayer Assembly; for information, visit www.cmmiami.org
NITISH S. RELE