JUNE 2014
Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida



JUNE 1: GOLF OUTING AND GUJARAT GAURAV DIN; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; golf outing put on by GSTB Young Professionals at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club, North Course, 36750 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor; shotgun at 8 a.m.; for information, call Ketan Patel at (813) 787-5520; celebration of Gujarat from 5 p.m. onward at India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; non-member adults $15 and non-member seniors $10; for information, call Jyoti Gandhi at (727) 534-3767.

JUNE 1: HARIKATHA BY JAYANTHI SAVITRI; free; 5:30 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Dr. K.L. Reddy at (941) 545-8404.

JUNE 2-6: GLOBAL HINDU EVENT WITH PANDIT RAJIN BALGOBIND; panditji to present discourses in celebration of Durga Nava Ratri, Shri Raamanavami and bhaktas; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; bhajans from 6:30 p.m. followed by discourse from 7 to 9; for information, call Ram and Rashmi Jakhotia at (813) 863-3048 or Mukunda Rao at (813) 373-5165.

JUNE 8: COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay and Peace on Earth Foundation; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.; free to everyone 40 years of age and above; includes eye and dental check-up; light breakfast and lunch provided; for information, call Jyoti Gandhi at (727) 534-3767 or Kirit Shah at (727) 455-6250.

JUNE 13-17: SHRI KRISHNAVALLABH CHARITRAMRUT KATHA; by Yuva Vaishnavacharya Pujya Goswami 108 Shri Vrajrajkumarji Mahodayshri; Hindu Temple of Florida hall, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; starts at 4 p.m.; mahaprasad will be served daily after katha; for information, call Bhitti Patel at (727) 656-7867 or Indubhai Shah at (813) 503-9131.

JUNE 18: ICC SENIORS GET-TO-GATHER; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 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.

JUNE 18: BUSINESS & NETWORKING EVENT; organized by INDO-US Chamber of Commerce; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Tampa International Airport; $15 per person; must register online to attend; no registration on-site; visit www.indo-us.org

JUNE 21: SATSANG; monthly JKYog (www.jkyog.org) Satsang meeting, based on inspiration of Swami Mukundanandji; 2 to 4 p.m.; 380 Newbury Place N., St. Petersburg; for details, call (727) 490-2298.

JUNE 27-30: VEDIC PHILOSOPHY DISCOURSES; by Pujya Sri Paripoornananda Saraswathi Swami; venue and time to be finalized; discourses in English; for information, call Dr. Korabathina Rao at (727) 505-4418 or Dr. Rammohan Gudapati at (813) 766-0998.

JUNE 29: TAMPA BAY RATH YATRA; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; begins at 9:30 a.m.; for sponsorship and aarti puja or more information, call Satish K. Sharma at (813) 877-2192, Rashmi Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172 or Kiron Senapati at (813) 340-2324, e-mail tampabayrathyatra@yahoogroups.com or visit www.tampabayrathyatra.org

JULY 16: BUSINESS & NETWORKING EVENT; organized by INDO-US Chamber of Commerce; speaker is Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn; free; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; HCI Ballroom, 5300 W. Cypress St., Tampa; no RSVP required; for information, visit www.indo-us.org


SEPT. 6: 2014 MANASOTA INDIA FESTIVAL; organized by the Gujarati Association of Manasota and Indian American Association of Manatee and Sarasota; theme of the second annual event is “The Festivals of India;” Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto; noon to 8 p.m.; $3 per person (ages 5 and over); food, cultural activities, dance program; for event sponsorship, call Samir Purohit at (941) 799-0061; for information, call festival Chairman Dr. Snehal Parikh at (941) 518-6298 or Anish Patel at (941) 962-9812.


JUNE 1: JANMAHOTSAV; Pushtidham (Haveli of Florida), 14080 S.W. 20th Ave. Road, Ocala; Satsang will start at 3 p.m.; Janmahotsav of Goswami Shri Nivedanbava from 5; for information, call Bharat at (973) 460-5936, Raj Kamdar at (352) 568-5729 or visit www.pushtidhamocala.org


JUNE 1: HSCF NEW AGE GROUP SEMINAR; organized by Hindu Society of Central Florida (HSCF) New Age Group; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 1:30 p.m.; seminar by Dr. Harjas Moorjani on kidney health and hypertension; for information, e-mail hscfnewagegroup@gmail.com

JUNE 6: SANT WANI DEVOTIONAL BHAKTI SANGEET; in Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati; vocalist Pandit Rajendra Kandalgoankar (disciple of late Bhimsen Joshi) will be accompanied by tabla player Aniruddha Deshpande and Umesh Purohit on harmonium; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 7 to 9:30 p.m.; free admission; for information, call Prashant Saoji at (321) 460-0800 or Chitra Deshpande at (407) 345-5161.

JUNE 6: “KLOSE TO MY SOUL;” Sonu Nigam in concert; presented by Krish Patel and Satya Shaw; 7:30 p.m.; Orange County Convention Center, Linda Chaplin Theater, 9800 International Drive, Orlando; tickets start at $49; purchase tickets at www.bollywoodeventsfl.com; for information, call (407) 454-3334 or (813) 842-0345.

JUNE 21: TEMPLE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; for information, call Mahesh Kapadia at (407) 902-8634, visit www.hindutempleorlando.org or email info@hindutempleorlando.org

JUNE 26: IACC BUSINESS AFTER HOURS; organized by Indian American Chamber of Commerce; Graffiti Junktion, 3100 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo; 6 to 8 p.m.; free for IACC members; $5 for non-members; complimentary appetizers; RSVPs required; for information, visit www.iaccorlando.com

JUNE 27: “DURGA;” dance ballet with Hema Malini as Durga; presented by Chabbria Entertainment and Maa Durga Sri Saibaba Temple; Olympia High School, 4301 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando; 8 p.m.; tickets start at $35; for information, call Sham Chabbria at (813) 786-3529.


JUNE 21: “YAADON KI BAARAT;” presented by Gulf Coast Gujarati Samaj; performers are Rupali Ghogare, Srikant Narayan, Bhoomi Trivedi of “Raam Leela” fame and Apurva Shah; 6:30 p.m.; Charlotte Harbor Event Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda; for tickets, call Dr. Jignesh Patel at (732) 309-1292, Charlotte center at (941) 833-5444, or visit www.ticketmaster.com or www.gcgsfl.org


JUNE 6-7: MANDALA PUJA; to complete inauguration of Panchamukhi Hanuman temple; Homa, Kumbhabhisheka and Mahapuja at 9 a.m. on June 7; Shirdi Sai Florida Center, 4707 S. Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness; for timing and other details, visit www.shirdiusa.com or call (352) 860-2181.


JUNE 7-13: SHIV KATHA; orator is Shri Giri Bapu; 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Daytona Beach, 148 Madison Ave., Daytona Beach; for information, call Pankaj Patel at (386) 453-5512 or email abvidaytona@yahoo.com


JUNE 22: “DURGA;” dance ballet with Hema Malini as Durga; presented by Chabbria Entertainment and South Florida Hindu Temple; Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs; 7 p.m.; tickets start at $35; for information, call Sham Chabbria at (813) 786-3529.

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