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SIGNIFICANT DATES

MARCH 16: START OF HINDU NEW YEAR

MARCH 21: PARSI NAVROZ (NEW YEAR)

MARCH 24: RAMNAUMI

MARCH 29: MAHAVIR JAYANTI

MARCH 29: HANUMAN JAYANTI

 EVENTS

TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER

MARCH 7: THIRD ANNUAL PHAGWAH CELEBRATION; presented by Cultural Association of Tampa Bay; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; free admission; music by Tony; Springhill Playground, 1000 E. Eskimo Ave., Tampa; for information, call Michael Maharana at (813) 785-0302 or Ramesh Maharana at (813) 817-3907.

MARCH 11: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SUMMIT; offers face-to-face interaction with local business people; full day of varied activities; plenary speakers, a welcome by Tampa mayor, keynote lunch, nine break-out sessions; meet nine bi-national chambers; Tampa INDO-US Chamber of Commerce will participate; $50 for all-day activities; Higgins Hall, 5225 N. Himes Ave., Tampa; to register or for more information, visit www.ibsummit.org

MARCH 17: INDO-US CHAMBER BUSINESS MEETING; organized by the INDO-US Chamber of Commerce; Quorum Hotel, 700 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa; 6:30 p.m.; topic is: “Make your business more valuable as an employee or a business owner”; presented by Michael Valdez, Business Exit Planners, LLC. BrookeEvans, H. Stratton Smith III PA; registration, dinner and networking at 6:30 p.m.; presentation and Q&A at 7:10 p.m.; free; dinner will be served; no RSVP required; for more information, visit www.indo-us.org

MARCH 17: ICC INDIAN SENIOR GET-TOGETHER; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ICC, Lotus Hall, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; lunch served; free for seniors and everyone else is invited; for information or a ride, call John Adhia at (813) 784-6930 or Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172.

MARCH 18: TABLA MAESTRO ZAKIR HUSSAIN IN CONCERT; David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa; 8 p.m.; tickets start at $22.50; for information, call (813) 229-7827 or visit www.tbpac.org

MARCH 27: THIRD ANNUAL COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR, presented by Vishnu Mandir; 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the temple, 5803 Lynn Road, Tampa; health screenings for blood sugar, cholesterol, obesity as well as a bond density test and blood pressure check; health care professionals and physicians will be available to answer questions and distribute information about child, adolescent, senior health and safety topics; for information, call Dr. Sadhana Shah at (727) 798-4258 or Dr. Ram Ramcharran at (727) 460-2460.

MARCH 27: GUDI PAWDA; organized by Maayboli Melawa Tampa Bay (MMTB); Hindu Temple of Florida community hall, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; Fort Lauderdale group will perform a one-hour musical program, “Songs of Maharashtra,” and a group from Orlando will perform a one-hour drama “Maruti cha mobile;” for details, call Atul Taiwade at (813) 767-4264, Eknath Naik at (813) 842-8560, e-mail mmtb_moderator@yahoo.com or visit www.maaybolitampabay.org

MARCH 27-28: “MYSTIC EYE: WISDOM, MEDITATION AND BLISS;” world-renowned yogi, living master and mystic Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev will be leading the two-part event, coordinated by Sadhguru’s Isha Foundation volunteers; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 5 to 10 p.m. on Sunday; USF Soccer Stadium, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa; program cost is $250, with discounts available to “early birds,” students, seniors, couples and groups; for information or to register, visit www.mysticeye.org or call 1-866-424-4742 or visit www.ishafoundation.org

MARCH 28: SPORTS DAY; hosted by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; noon to 5 p.m.; Lake Park, 17302 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; events include limboo chamacho, musical chair, running race, three-legged race, tug of war, coloring event for kids and volleyball; for more information, call Himatlal J. Parekh at (813) 969-1661 or visit www.gujaratisamaj.org

SCHEDULED FOR MARCH: “IDENTITY: WHAT IT IS TO BE DIFFERENT”; a theatrical USF student production presented by PEHCHAAN and supported by the USF Center for India Studies; on USF Tampa campus; for more information on the venue and date, visit www.global.usf.edu/indiastudies or call Sushama Kirtikar at (813) 810-2470 or e-mail sushamak@verizon.net or call Samira Obeid at (813) 974-8983 or e-mail sobeid@iac.usf.edu

APRIL 10: 10TH ANNUAL ANNUAL BAISAKHI CELEBRATIONS; organized by the Punjabi Association of America; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 6:30-7:30 p.m. social hour; program, which includes Punjabi Giddha, professional DJ, live entertainment and university bhangra teams, begins at 7:30 p.m.; $35 per person, $100 VIP; for tickets, call Amrita Bedi at (352) 597-8342 or e-mail bediamrita@hotmail.com or call Surinder Dhaliwal at (727) 667-8369.

APRIL 12-15: TULASI RAMAYANA: ARANYAKANDA; free spiritual discourses in English by Swami Prakashananda; organized by Chinmaya Mission Tampa; 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; India Cultural Center, Lotus Hall, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for more information, call Chinmaya Mission Tampa at (813) 679-6415, e-mail tampa@chinmayamission.org or visit www.chinmayamission.org/tampa

APRIL 14: CARNATIC VOCAL CONCERT; organized by Swaralaya; performed by Vijay Siva, accompanied by R.K. Shriramkumar on the violin and J. Vaidyanathan on the mridangam; 5 p.m.; USF Public Health Auditorium, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Tampa; $20 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students with ID; for more information, call Sahasranaman at (727) 942-8150, Lata Kumar at (813) 948-6316, Ravi Narayanan at (813) 961-6120 or visit www.swaralaya.us

APRIL 17: DR. K.J. YESUDAS MUSICAL CONCERT; presented by Sri Ayyappa Society of Tampa (SASTA); 5:30 p.m.; Sickles High School, 7950 Gunn Highway, Tampa; tickets range from $30 to $500; for information, call A.K. Pillai at (813) 989-3655 or Abhi Janamanchi at (727) 723-7252, e-mail liveconcert@swamysharanam.org or visit www.swamysharanam.org

MAY 15: CARNATIC VOCAL CONCERT; organized by Swaralaya; performed by Prince Rama Varma, accompanied by S. Varadarajan on the violin and Sathishkumar on the mridangam; 5 p.m.; USF Public Health Auditorium, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Tampa; $20 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students with ID; for more information, call Sahasranaman at (727) 942-8150, Lata Kumar at (813) 948-6316, Ravi Narayanan at (813) 961-6120 or visit www.swaralaya.us

ORLANDO

MARCH 7: SIXTH ANNIVERSARY DINNER; organized by the Hindu Society of Central Florida New Age Group; HSCF Community Hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; children, grandchildren and friends invited; live entertainment, social hour, appetizers and dinner; 5 to 9:30 p.m.; $12 per person; children ages 5 and younger are free; RSVP to hscfnewagegroup@yahoo.com or call Madan Arora at (407) 971-9259, Dev Sharma at (407) 862-9920.

MARCH 7: 13TH ANNUAL HOLI PHAGWAH GRAND CELEBRATION; organized by the Association of Asian Cultural Festivals; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Barnett Park, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando; sponsored by Ramko West Indian store; free admission; for more information, call Lalman Persaud at (407) 532-1980 or Sita Dhanraj at (407) 852-2899.

MARCH 24: RAM NAVAMI; Shri Shivdham Hindu Temple, 460 O’Berry Hoover Road, Orlando; for timings and other details, call the mandir at (407) 380-2661 or visit www.shivtemple.net

APRIL 25: BUSINESS EXPO; sponsored by Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC); Florida Hotel and Convention Center at the Florida Mall, 1500 Sand Lake Road, Orlando; 2 to 5 p.m.; businesses are invited to showcase their services and display promotional material to members, guests and VIPs; free admission; for more information, call Tino Patel (407) 579-5050, email tinopatel@skytelecom.com or visit www.iaccorlando.com

INVERNESS

MARCH 27: FIVE-YEAR TEMPLE ANNIVERSARY; Florida Shirdi Sai Baba Temple; 4707 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness; for timings and other details, call (352) 860-2181, e-mail shiridisaicenter@yahoo.com or visit www.floridashirdisai.org

MARCH 28: RAMANAVAMI CELEBRATIONS; Florida Shirdi Sai Baba Temple; 4707 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness; for timings and other details, call (352) 860-2181, e-mail shiridisaicenter@yahoo.com or visit www.floridashirdisai.org

FORT MYERS

MARCH 5: MONTHLY BHAJAN; 7:30 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Southwest Florida, 12552 Plantation Road, Fort Myers; for more details, call (239) 482-0677, (239) 274--5584 or (239) 466-5236, e-mail hindutempleswfl@gmail.com or visit http://www.hindutempleswfl.com

MARCH 27: INDIA FEST; organized by the India Association of Fort Myers; daylong event; Lee County Alliance for the Arts grounds (10091 McGregor Blvd., near the corner of McGregor and Colonial Drive); for details, call association President Sudhanshu Desai at (239) 542-5676, President-Elect Sunita Sharma at (239) 936-2554 or visit www.iafortmyers.org

JACKSONVILLE

MARCH 16: GUDI PADWA/UGADI; organized by the Hindu Society of North East Florida, 4968 Greenland Road, Jacksonville; for timing and other details, call the temple at (904) 268-7630 or visit www.jaxhindutemple.org

MARCH 24: RAM NAVAMI; organized by the Hindu Society of North East Florida, 4968 Greenland Road, Jacksonville; for timing and other details, call the temple at (904) 268-7630 or visit www.jaxhindutemple.org

MELBOURNE

MARCH 6: HOLI CELEBRATIONS; organized by the Indian Association of Space Coast; 2 to 7 p.m.; Fox Lake Park (pavilion No. 1), 4400 Fox Lake Road, Titusville; free for IASC members; non-members pay $25; color will be available for purchase; for more information, call Raju at (321) 698-6184, Ashvin at (321) 591-7128, e-mail iasc@me.com or visit www.iascbrevard.com

DAYTONA BEACH

MARCH 12: “FARI EK VAAR, HAALO NE AAPDA, MALAK MAA;” dairo, Gujarati lok sangeet, Duha – Chhand, bhajan and hasya no rasthal,” organized by Indian Cultural Society of Daytona; 8:30 p.m.; Bethune Cookman College Campus, Heyns Memorial Chapel (White Hall), 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach; $10 members, $25 for non-members; for information, e-mail icsdaytona@gmail.com

APRIL 10: BAISAKHI MELA; organized by Indian Cultural Society of Daytona; noon to 4 p.m.; City Island Park (next to City Island Library on the river), at Orange Avenue and City Island Parkway, Daytona Beach; open to the public; Indian food, henna tattoo artists, clothing, jewelry; for information, e-mail icsdaytona@gmail.com

GAINESVILLE

MARCH 20: INDIA FEST; presented by the India Cultural & Education Center (www.icec-florida.org); 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Santa Fe Community College Gymnasium, 3000 N.W. 83rd St., Gainesville, FL 32606; $3 admission, kids younger than 4 years of age are free; Indian food, dance, art, music, jewelry, clothing, henna; for vendor information, call Lalitha Ganesh at (352) 377-3844, cultural show, call Mathura Alladi at (352) 372-4545 or visit www.icec-florida.org

TALLAHASSEE

MARCH 21: HOLI; organized India Association of Tallahassee (IATLH); A.J. Henry Park, Tallahassee; from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; IATLH will provide Holi colors; members will bring potluck lunch and snacks; if interested in contributing lunch, snacks or supplies, contact any one of the IATLH Executive Committee members or visit www.iatlh.org

MARCH 27: 42ND SPRINGTIME TALLAHASSEE PARADE; India Association of Tallahassee (IATLH) will participate in the parade as a contingent of Asian Coalition of Tallahassee (ACT); IATLH members will be clad in traditional Indian attire to greet 200,000 visitors to downtown Tallahassee; if interested in participating, e-mail president.iatlh@gmail.com or visit www.iatlh.org

MARCH 27: INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR; India Association of Tallahassee (IATLH) will participate in the FSU International Center's International Bazaar; between 2 and 6 p.m.; IATLH will have an information booth and participate in the cultural program; if interested in participating, e-mail president.iatlh@gmail.com or visit www.iatlh.org

 


CLASSES

STARTING OCT. 1: TARANA MUSIC; offers vocal and harmonium lessons for all ages; group and private classes are given by Sharmistha Banerjee; Compton Park Clubhouse, Tampa; classes also offered in Oldsmar/Palm Harbor area; for information, call (727) 481-5856 or visit www.taranamusic.org

YOGA AND MEDITATION: The Hindu Temple of Florida Vidyalaya presents Yoga and Meditation Classes 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sundays, starting April 6. Conducted by Shri Sree Reddy, the classes will be held in the temple hall, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa, FL 33624. Minimal fee of $20 per month for the Raja Yoga and Jyothi Meditation classes will be charged. For information, call Nainan Desai at (813) 931-7442, Indira Sastry at (813) 854-1444, Suman Lingappa at (813) 994-2915 or Gayathri Chandra 813-814-2966.

VEDAS: Veda class is being conducted by B. Ganesan (Ganesh) at the Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; an engineer by profession, Ganesan works in Abu Dhabi, teaching Veda mantras for the last 17 years; Sri Rudhram, Chamaham, Sookthams, Upanishads are being taught for Vedic chanting during this free class; for information, call Ganesan at (813) 732-5935.

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 10am to noon in Tampa; ages 5 through teen; children learn about Hindu religion, culture and festivals through stories from the Ramayana and Bhagwad Gita; for more information on location and fees visit www.chinmayaprasad.org or 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.

VEDANTA CENTER IN ST. PETERSBURG The Vedanta Center of St. Petersburg, 216 19th Ave. S.E. (first house to the right on crossing Bay Street on 19th Avenue Southeast) holds lectures on Vedanta every Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon by Swami Yuktamanandaji. There also is a Gita class on Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., followed by meditation at the center, which is part of the Ramakrishna Mission and Math of India. For more information, call (727) 896-9840 or click on www.vedantaflorida.com

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.

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.

CHURCH OF SOUTH INDIA (CSI) CONGREGATION OF FLORIDA: Worship services at 10 a.m. every Sunday at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, 8119 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33619; for information, call John Philip at (813) 986-6844 or Daniel Cherian (Anand) at (813) 985-9890 or click on www.csichurchflorida.org

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.


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