Archive for March, 2012

Ramnaumi (Ram Navami) in Tampa, Orlando, Ocala, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami

March 30, 2012

Here are some of the Ramnaumi celebrations taking place in our Sunshine State:

TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER

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 culturalcommittee@htflt.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 shsmandir@gmail.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.

ORLANDO/OAKLAND/WINTER SPRINGS

APRIL 1: SHRI RAM NAVAMI; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; for information, call (407) 699-5277 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

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 ymcco@yahoo.com or visit www.shivtemple.net

OCALA/BELLEVIEW

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.

FORT MYERS

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 hindutempleswfl@gmail.com or visit http://www.hindutempleswfl.com

JACKSONVILLE

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

MIAMI

APRIL 1: RAMA NAVAMI/HANUMAN JAYANTI; organized by Chinmaya Mission Miami during Bal Vihar Prayer Assembly; for information, visit www.cmmiami.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

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Bayside Bhangra on April 14 in Tampa

March 18, 2012

Dear readers:

The annual Bayside Bhangra will be held on Saturday, April, 14 in Tampa. Ten teams from all over the United States will compete. Seating begins at 5 with show from 6 p.m. This year’s event will be at Centro Asturiano, 11913 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa. Tickets are $25, $35, $50. For information, call Kuleen Shah at (813) 486-4129 or Hasneet Kaur at (813) 504-2470, e-mail info@baysidebhangra.com or visit www.baysidebhangra.com

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

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Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach Baisakhi Mela on March 31

March 18, 2012

Dear readers:

A Baisakhi Mela organized by the Indian Cultural Society of Daytona will be held Saturday, March 31, at The Casements in Ormond Beach, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach, from noon to 4 p.m. For information, e-mail icsdaytona@gmail.com or visit http://www.icsdaytona.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

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Tampa INDO-US Chamber meeting on March 21

March 18, 2012

Dear readers:

The monthly Business & Networking Meeting organized by the INDO-US Chamber of Commerce will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. The topic isWhat to Expect for the Republican National Convention.” Speaker is Matt Becker, COO, 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee Inc. The free meeting will be at HCI Building, 5300 W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33607. Dinner will be served and no RSVP required. For information, visit www.indo-us.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Tampa ICC Seniors Get-to-Gather March 21

March 18, 2012

Dear readers:

The India Cultural Center (ICC) Seniors Get-to-Gather will be Wednesday, March 21, at 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On the agenda is a free seminar, lunch and entertainment; no minimum age requirement. For information or ride, call John Adhia at (813) 784-1132 or Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Jacksonville India Fest March 24

March 18, 2012

Dear readers:

The third annual Jacksonville India Fest is slated for Saturday, March 24, at Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd., across from the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. Admission is free to the 1 to 10 p.m. event. A first at the event this year will be a cultural dance competition in three categories and two age groups. For information, visit www.JaxIndiaFest.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Ram Katha by Pujya Morari Bapu set June 2-10 in Tampa

March 13, 2012

Dear readers:

Pujya Morari Bapu will present Ram Katha June 2-10 in Tampa at Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N. The event is free. Key sponsor is India Cultural Center. For information, call John Adhia at (813) 784-1132 or visit http://www.ramkathaflorida.org for updates. In an upcoming issue of Khaas Baat, we will be extensively covering the event.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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American College Cricket Spring Championship March 18 in Lauderhill

March 13, 2012

Dear readers:

The American College Cricket Spring Championship will be held Sunday, March 18, at Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium, 3700 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill. All cricket enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. For information, visit www.americancollegecricket.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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South Florida AIA chapter picnic March 18 in Delray Beach

March 13, 2012

Dear readers:

The Association of Indians in America South Florida chapter will hold its annual picnic on Sunday, March 18, at Morikami Park-Lake Biwa Pavilion, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. It is free for current AIA members; non-members pay $8. For information, call Hovi at (561) 703-1878 or Naveen at (954) 786-2626.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Musical concert by Anupama Bhagwat and Shouri Lahiri on March 24 in Sunrise

March 13, 2012

Dear readers:

The Association of Performing Arts of India will present an “Enchanting Sound of Sitar & Tabla” concert on Saturday, March 24, in Sunrise. Performers are Anupama Bhagwat on sitar and Shouri Lahiri on tabla.

The 6 to 9 p.m. concert will be at ArtServe Auditorium, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Sunrise. Tickets are $20, $25 and $15 for seniors and students. For more information, call (954) 885-1466, e-mail apaiart@comcast.net or visit www.apaiart.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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813-758-1786