Content
Editorial
Events/Classes
News
Contact Us
Faith
Health
Bollywood
Mental Health
Immigration
Financial advice
Youth Matters
Seniors
Techno Corner
Arts
Astrology
Books
Cuisine
Home
Archives
Classifieds
  Upcoming Events | Classes | Places Of Worship
Submit Your Event/Classes/Places of worship

TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER



Vocalist Suman Ghosh
AUG. 4: 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, India Cultural Center; 8:30 p.m.; for information, call (813) 264-4638.

AUG. 5: RUDRAKSHYA, organized by the Academy of Odissi Dance and Floriyas; 5:30 p.m.; Centro Asturiano Tampa, 1913 Nebraska Ave.; tickets are $25, $50; for information, call Gopa Rautray at (813) 907-0772.

AUG. 6: VOCAL CONCERT, presented by Music Lovers of Tampa Bay; vocalist Suman Ghosh will be accompanied on tabla by Shantilal Shah and on the harmonium by Kedar Naphade; 5 p.m.; DoubleTree Guest Suites (Palm Room), 11310 N. 30th St., Tampa; suggested donation is $18 per person, $30 per couple; call Satish Ankalikar at (813) 960-3443 or Naeem Abrahani at (813) 323-6452.

AUG. 6: RAKSHA BANDHAN AND PRAVACHAN, organized by Sanatan Mandir, 311 E. Palm Ave., Tampa; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; for information, call mandir at (813) 221-4482.

AUG. 6: DR. A.N.V.RAO MEMORIAL FUNDRAISING CONCERT OF CARNATIC MUSIC; vocalist Pavani Yalla will be accompanied by Vikram Vasudevan on the mridangam and Gomathi Sundaram on the violin; admission is free and tax-deductible donations will go toward Dr. A.N.V. Rao Memorial Scholarship Fund; 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; for more information, call (727) 798-9968 or e-mail pyalla84@yahoo.com

AUG. 12: “NEEHARIKA,” Hindi dance ballet, written by Dr. Uma Eyyunni and music composed by Srinivas Kishore; Octagon Theater, Unitarian Universalists Church, Clearwater; e-mail Eyyunni at ueyyunni@msn.com.

AUG. 13-20: BHAGWAT KATHA, by Acharya Mridul Krishna Goswamiji; Sanatan Mandir; for information, call mandir at (813) 221-4482.

AUG. 13-17: SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM will be Aug. 13-17 and Sundarkand will be Aug. 14-16 by Dr. Prabodh Chaitanya in English; organized by Chinmaya Mission of Tampabay and Hindu Temple of Florida; Bhagwatam will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hindu Temple and Sundarkand from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Chinmaya Prasad, 18708 Hanna Road, Lutz; for information, call N. Sastry at (813) 948-3690, Ira Lalwani at (813) 909-4142 or check out www.chinmayaprasad.org

AUG. 18: ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT, organized by the INDO-US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; $100 per person includes green fees, range balls, lunch, goodie bag, dinner and prices; starts at 11:30 a.m.; The Eagles Golf Course, 16101 Nine Eagles Drive, Odessa; for registration and sponsorship, call Samant sharma at 727-799-5615 or e-mail Samant_Sharma@ml.com.

AUG. 20: INDIA INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION, organized by the Federation of Indian Associations of Tampa Bay; starts at 11 a.m.; free; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Shyam Mohapatra at (813) 312-4248 or click on www.fia-tampabay.com

AUG. 27: HINDU AMERICAN FOUNDATION (HAF) HINDU EDUCATION AND AWARENESS EVENT; noon to 3 p.m.; India Cultural Center Lotus Hall, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; RSVP by Aug. 20 by calling the HAF office at (813) 281-2838 or e-mail office@hinduamericanfoundation.org

SEPT. 2: GANESHOTSAV, organized by Maayboli Melawa Tampa Bay (Marathi Mandal), Hindu Temple of Florida; Ganesh Pooja at 5 p.m. followed by Marathi Sangeet Rajani, a light musical concert by a group from New York area featuring vocalists Mahesh Kale, Pallavi Barve and Kiran Jogalekar, accompanied by Kedar Naphade on the harmonium and Prasad Joshi on the tabla; dinner follows; free for annual members; tickets are $25 per persron, $15 for children 10 years and over; for information, call Pradeep Muley at (813) 948-9045; RSVP by email to mmtb_moderator@yahoo.com

ORLANDO

AUG. 5: “AN EVENING OF MUSIC BY THE AGRA GHARANA,” organized by Asian Cultural Association; Pandit Vijay Kichlu to give a presentation on Agra gharana followed by vocal concert by Shubhra Guha, accompanied on tabla by Nitin Mitta; 7 p.m.; Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803; $20 for members, $25 for non-members; for information, call (407) 333-3667 or click on www.aca-florida.org

AUG. 6-7: SADHAVI DIDI RITAMBHARAJI TALK ON BHAGVAD KATHA, organized by the Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive; for information, call (407) 699-5277 or click on www.hindutempleorlando.org

AUG. 11: EDUCATIONAL AND DEVOTIONAL WORSHIP, question and answer sessions every night; reading from Devi Bhagwatam, Ramayan, Bhagvad Gita; timings vary; Saraswati Devi Mandir, 1453 N. Pine Hills Road, Orlando; for information, call (407) 522-7055 or check out www.saraswatidevimandir.com

AUG. 16: JANMASHTAMI, organized by the Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive; for information, call (407) 699-5277 or click on www.hindutempleorlando.org.

AUG. 18-20: SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM, by Dr. Prabodh Chaitanya in English; organized by Chinmaya Mission of Orlando; 1221 Florida Road, Casselberry; for more information, call Ila Solanki at (407) 389-8948 or check out www.chinmayaorlando.org

AUG. 27: GANESH CHATURTHI, organized by the Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive; for information, call (407) 699-5277 or click on www.hindutempleorlando.org.

SOUTH FLORIDA (MIAMI AREA)

AUG. 5: CLASSICAL VOCAL CONCERT; organized by Association of Performing Arts of India; 7 p.m.; vocalist Suman Ghosh will be accompanied on tabla by Shantilal Shah and on the harmonium by Kedar Naphade; 5 p.m.; Broward County Main Library Auditorium, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; cost is $15, $25; for information, call APAI at (954) 885-1466 or click on www.apaiart.com

AUG. 5: ONAM CELEBRATIONS; organized by Nava Kerala Arts Club; 6 p.m.; Cooper City High School; for information, call (954) 441-0072.

To submit an upcoming event in your city, e-mail editor@khaasbaat.com


CLASSES

VIDYALAYA AT HINDU TEMPLE OF FLORIDA: Every Sunday except on public holiday for first-graders to 12th grade; 12:15 to 2:45 p.m.; subjects include Mathematics and English; $25 registration fee per academic year, $125 per fall or winter term; Hindu Temple is at 5509 Lynn Road in Tampa; for more information on Vidyalaya, call Manish Kharod at (813) 963-0616 or Ravi Narayanan at (813) 961-6120.

PANDIT JASRAJ SCHOOL OF MUSIC FOUNDATION: Vocal and harmonium classes by Pandit Rattan Mohan Sharma and Radha Raman Kirtane; table classes (group and special) by Aditya Narayan Banerjee (www.adityabanerjee.com); classes held at different locations depending on the day; for more information, call (813) 960-0176 or e-mail: pjsmftampabay@hotmail.com; Web site: www.pjsmf.com

CHHANDAYAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC: Sitar, vocal and table classes by Hidayat Khan (son of sitar maestro Vilayat Khan), Mithali Bhaumik Banerjee (vocal) and Pandit Sameer Chatterjee (tabla); classes are held in Clearwater; for more information, call Satya Challa at (727) 712-1233 or Viji Reddy at (727) 934-7721 or e-mail sameer@tabla.org

BALVIHAR BY CHINMAYA MISSION OF TAMPA BAY: Sundays from 3 to 4:30 pm. at Hindu Temple of Florida; Saturday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in St. Petersburg; ages 5 through teen; children learn about Hindu religion, culture and festivals through stories from the Ramayana and Bhagwad Gita; fees are $75 per year; additional $50 per year for each sibling; for more information on BalVihar, call Laxmi Sastry at (813) 948-3590 or e-mail nsastry@tampabay.rr.com

SANKARA CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF FLORIDA: classes in Carnatic percussion instruments mridangam, ghatam, kanjira and morsingh by Ghatam Vidwan Sri T.H. Subash Chandran (brother of T.H. "Vikku" Vinayakram) and N. Ganesh Kumar (www.ganeshkanjira.com); classes held in Tampa and at the Hindu Temple of Florida; for more information, call Kala Gangadharan at (813) 979-4598 or Jyothi Venkatachalam at (813) 977-9039 or (813) 404-7899 or e-mail jvenkata@yahoo.com or ganesh@ganeshkanjira.com

TAMPA SHAKHA/BALAGOKULAM: free activities for all ages, including yoga, games, field trips, and shlokas for children and adults; 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Hindu Temple of Florida, Lynn Road; for more information, call Vijay Singh at (813) 920-7494.

ORLANDO

JAIN VISHWA BHARATI U.S.A.: Every Saturday classes are held on Pranayam, Yogic Exercise and Relaxation, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; donations accepted; JVB Center, 7819 Lillwill Ave., Orlando; for information, call (407) 852-8694 or e-mail jainvishwa@hotmail.com

SOUTH FLORIDA

CHINMAYA MISSION: Classes and activities for adults and children from kindergarten to grade 12 on Hindu culture, based on the universal philosophy of Advaita Vedanta (Oneness); times and days vary; for information, e-mail studygroup@CMmiami.org


PLACES OF WORSHIP

TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER

HINDU TEMPLE OF FLORIDA: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa, FL 33624; (813) 962-6890.

SHIV MANDIR: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday; officiating priests are Pandit Balraj Maharaj and Ram Maharaj; 2001 N. Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33607; (813) 907-6311.

DADA BHAGWAN’S GROUP OF TAMPA BAY: Satsang every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.; everyone is invited; call Ramesh Patel at (813) 926-1143 or Mukesh Patel at (813) 969-1740.

JAIN SOCIETY OF TAMPA BAY: Monthly bhavna from 3 to 5 p.m. every fourth Sunday; also, non-Jains can take Dev Darshan of statues made of marbles by sculpture-artist from Rajasthan; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.; both events at Days Inn hotel at Fletcher Avenue and Interstate 75; call Kini Shah at (813) 503-0715 or Pradeep Bavishi at (727) 525-5400.

VISHNU MANDIR: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday only, discourse by Pandit Vishnu Sharma; 5303 Lynn Road, Tampa, FL 33624; (813) 654-2551.

SANATAN MANDIR: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday; 311 East Palm Ave., Tampa, FL 33602; (813) 221-4482.

SHRI SARASWATI DEVI MANDIR: 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday only; officiating priest is Pandit Purnanan Sharma; 16220 Livingston Avenue, Lutz, FL 33559; (813) 264-1539.

SHRI RADHA-KRISHNA MANDIR: daily morning arotik at 7 followed by Srimad-Bhavatavam class; 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday Bhagavad-Gita class followed by prasadam; 14610 N. 17th St., Tampa; (813) 971-6474 or click on www.iskcontampa.com

BAPS SHRI SWAMINARAYAN MANDIR: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; darshan is closed between noon and 4 p.m. but reopens at 4 p.m.; 9226 E. Fowler Ave. (between Interstate 75 and U.S. 301); (813) 986-5473.

MANAV DHARMA ASHRAM: sumiran is from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. first Thursday of every month; satsang is 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, followed by dinner; yoga classes begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday; bhajans are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every third Sunday; 7520 Caron Road, Tampa, FL 33615; call the ashram at (813) 889-7155, Himatlal Parekh at (813) 969-1661 or Ashok Modh at (813) 935-3439.

SHREE YAMUNA PREETI SEVA SAMAJ: Pushtimargiya Satsang Mandal invites Vaishnavs of Tampa Bay area to weekend Satsang sabhas and kirtans; 1340 Robin Road S., St. Petersburg, FL 33707; call Smitabein Patel at (813) 961-3816 or Himatlal Parekh at (813) 969-1661.

ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF TAMPA BAY AREA MOSQUE: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; 7326 E. Sligh Ave., Tampa, FL 33601; Tel: (813) 628-0007.

GURDWARA: 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. daily; 15302 Morris Bridge Road, Thonotosassa, FL 33592; (813) 986-6205.

ORLANDO AREA

HINDU SOCIETY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707; (407) 699-5277.

GURDWARA, SIKH SOCIETY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA: 11:30 A.M. to 1 p.m. Sunday; 2527 W. Aloma Ave. (west State Road 426), Oviedo; (407) 805-0404.

MASJID AL-RAHIM, ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, WEST ORLANDO: five times daily prayers and pray on Friday; 4962 Old Winter Garden Road, Orlando, FL 32811; (407) 523-7882.

SARASWATI DEVI MANDIR/INDO CARIBBEAN CENTER: Sunday service is from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; all special days observed with worship; 1453 N. Pine Hills Road, Orlando, FL 32808; for information, call (407) 522-1988 or click on www.saraswatidevimandir.com

SHRI SHIVDHAM HINDU TEMPLE AND BRAHMRISHI YOGASHRAM: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily; 460 O’Berry Hoover Road, Orlando, FL 32825; (407) 380-2661 or e-mail ymcco@yahoo.com

SANTOSHI MA TEMPLE: bhajan and aarti first Friday of every month; 10900 Park Ridge Gotha Road, Windermere, FL 34786; (407) 996-2830.

SHRI DEVI BHAVAN: 9 A.M. TO 11:30 a.m. every Sunday; Pandit is Eshwar Persaud; 6206 W. Amelia St., Orlando, FL 32835; (407) 822-8057.

SHRI LAXMINARAYAN MANDIR: 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday; 269 N. Klondike Ave., Pine Hills, FL 32811; (407) 877-7916.

SHRI SWAMINARAYAN MANDIR (BAPS): 1325 W. Oak Ridge Road, Orlando, FL 32809; (407) 857-0091.

POINCIANA HINDU MANDIR INC.: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each Sunday and on special festivals; 3999 Monterey Road, Kissimmee, FL 34758; (407) 873-2679.

LAKELAND(POLK COUNTY)

SHRI SWAMINARAYAN TEMPLE: 2793 New Tampa Highway, Lakeland, FL 33815; (863) 682-8260.

ALACHUA (ALACHUA COUNTY)

ISKCON OF ALACHUA (International Society for Krishna Consciousness): founder is A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, P.O. Box 819, Alachua, FL 32616; (386) 462-2017.

INVERNESS (CITRUS COUNTY)

SHIRDI SAI CENTER: 4707 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, FL 34452; for timings of the center and any other information, call (352) 860-2181 or e-mail shirdi@gowebco.com

JACKSONVILLE/ORANGE PARK

HINDU SOCIETY OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA (HSNEF): 714 Park Ave., Orange Park; for information, call (904) 269-1155 or click on www.jaxhindutemple.org

SOUTH FLORIDA (MIAMI AREA)

SOUTH FLORIDA HINDU TEMPLE: 13010 W. Griffin Road, Southwest Ranches, FL 33330; for timings and classes at the temple, call (954) 438-3675 or e-mail info@sfht.org

SHIVA VISHNU TEMPLE OF SOUTH FLORIDA: 5661 Dykes Road, Southwest Ranches, FL 33331; 9 a.m. to noon and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays; call (954) 689-0471 or click on www.shivavishnu.org

SHIVA MANDIR: 3000 N.W. 29TH Ave., Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309; for information, call (954) 735-3560 or click on www.fhosm.com

ISLAMIC CENTER OF BOCA RATON: 3100 N.W. FIFTH AVE., Boca Raton, FL 33431; for information, call (561) 395-7221 or click on www.icbr.org

SIKH GURUDWARA: 1600 S.W. 60th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331; for information, call (954) 680-0221.


Send information on upcoming events to Nitish S. Rele, Khaas Baat, 18313 Cypress Stand Circle, Tampa, FL 33647
or e-mail editor@khaasbaat.com
Deadline for submissions is the 18th of each month to be included in the next issue.




Contact Information
The Editor: editor@khaasbaat.com
Advertising: advertising@khaasbaat.com
Webmaster: webmaster@khaasbaat.com
Send mail to webmaster@khaasbaat.com with questions or comments about this web site. Copyright © 2004 Khaas Baat.

Anything that appears in Khaas Baat cannot be reproduced, whether wholly or in part, without permission. Opinions expressed by Khaas Baat contributors are their own and do not reflect the publisher's opinion.

Khaas Baat reserves the right to edit and/or reject any advertising. Khaas Baat is not responsible for errors in advertising or for the validity of any claims made by its advertisers. Khaas Baat is published by Khaas Baat Communications.