JUNE 2019
Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida

significant dates




JUNE 4: SUNDARKAND PATH; recited by H.H. Ashwin Pathak; dinner at 5:30 with program at 7:30 p.m.; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; presented by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; for information, call Keval Brahmbhatt at (813) 494-2700 or Sandip Patel at (865) 771-9190.

JUNE 8-13: DISCOURSE, MEDITATION, YOGA WITH SWAMI MUKUNDANANDA; weekend (June 8-9) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays (June 10-13) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; free; mahaprasadam will be served; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Dale at (727) 432-1020 or Simmy at (813) 300-0584.

JUNE 15: ODISSI DANCE & HINDUSTANI FLUTE CONCERT; fundraiser for victims of May 3 Category 4 storm that hit coastal Odisha; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; performers include Madhusmita Mohanty and Ramesh Chandra Jena of Orissa Dance Academy and Parshuram Das, prominent bansuri player from Bhubaneshwar; meet and greet at 4 p.m. followed by performance at 4:30; for information, call (442) 229-6776 or email odissiacademy@gmail.com

JUNE 19: ICC SENIORS GET-TOGETHER; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free seminar, lunch and entertainment; no age restriction; for information, call Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172 or (813) 863-3048.

JUNE 22: “BOLLYWOOD GHARANA”; fusion of Bollywood hits and Indian classical music; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; $20; 8 p.m.; for information, call Nishat Pathak at (203) 919-0444.

JUNE 28-29: “THE KINGS USA TOUR;” Bolly-Hop workshop presented by Srishti Dance, 10329 Cross Creek Blvd., Suites I, J, Tampa; for tickets and other information, call (201) 253 5983.

JUNE 30: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by light lunch; register at https://idy.regfox.com/tampa2019 on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited space; for information, call Jaimin Amin at (813) 283-8125 or Subramanian Kumar at (813) 679-4237.


JUNE 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION CLASSES; free; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 9 to 10 a.m.; for information, call (407) 699-5277 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

JUNE 2: organized by Hindu Society of Central Florida New Age Group; 1:30 p.m.; HSCF community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; seminar on “Importance of Ayurveda in modern world” by Dr. Kanada; Indian snacks and tea/coffee will be served; RSVP required at hscfnewagegroup@gmail.com

JUNE 2: SUNDARKAND PATH; recited by H.H. Ashwin Pathak; 7:30 to 9 p.m.; Shri Laxmi Narayan Mandir, 4907 W. South St., Orlando; for information, call (407) 460-2020.

JUNE 5, 12, 19, 26: AAPI YOGA THERAPY; free; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; for information, call (407) 699-5277 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

JUNE 8: KARAOKE NIGHT; presented by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; Laxmi Narayan Temple, 4907 W. South St., Orlando; 6:30 p.m.; free for members, $15 non-members; to sing or attend, RSVP by June 3 to Pallavi Patel at (407) 756-7138.

JUNE 22: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; free; noon to 5 p.m.; for information, call Dr. Srinivas Seela at (407) 276-5407.


JULY 7-OCT. 13: “THE FABRIC OF INDIA;” exhibit of historical dresses, carefully preserved fabrics and cutting-edge fashion organized by Victoria and Albert Museum; The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota; for information, call (941) 359-5700 or visit www.ringling.org


JUNE 9: 8th MANDIR ANNIVERSARY; Hindu Temple of Southwest Florida; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; 12552 Plantation Road, Fort Myers; for information, call (239) 225-0319 or visit www.hindutempleswfl.org


JUNE 1-2, 8-9: SPORTS DAY; volleyball/throw ball, table tennis, cricket, chess/carom; organized by Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville; for times, venues and other information, visit https://jaxics.org/ or email sportsday@jaxics.org

Event submissions are free, e-mail information to editor@khaasbaat.com by the 20th.

Disclaimer: Event details are subject to change. Please check with local organizers.

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